You guys, infertility is hard. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through in my life. Not just because of the emotional rollercoaster that becomes your entire life, but because it’s a huge world of unknowns.
I’m a planner. I generally like to know Plans A, B, C, and D. And steps 1 – 5 under each of those plans. And the contingencies for each of those steps to happen. I need all of this information from the get-go, in order to even process what to do next. My brain is basically the Game of Thrones title sequence, spinning and morphing all over the place.
But with infertility, there are a million different paths, and very little information available on any of them. This was the hardest part for me. I Googled all the live-long day trying to find answers and to make a plan for myself, but was mostly just left frustrated and confused.
Enter, this guidebook. I’ve talked about my infertility journey a few times on this blog, like my Why I Love My Baby More Than You Love Yours post, and my tips for Things Not to Say to Your Infertile Friend, but have yet to go in depth about our actual treatments.
The average reader may not find it all that interesting, but that’s okay. If it helps even one person navigate the process more easily, then it’ll be well worth the effort.
This guidebook will be broken out into 8 Stages (for now), each one detailing the process, testing, treatments, meds, and rough cost estimates.
Of course, keep in mind that everyone’s journey is very, very different, and this is largely based on mine. I’ve tried to weave in information from things other friends of mine have gone through to make it more well-rounded, but obviously your own doctor is the only one who’s able to give you information on your own body.
Venture through the guidebook below, and let me know what else you want info on.
And most importantly, if you have an infertility success story, I’d love to hear it in the comments! If this page ends up filled with stories of hope for those in the trenches, that would be my best case scenario.
The Infertility Guidebook
*This should go without saying, but this is the internet and therefore it doesn’t: I’m not a doctor, and you need to consult your doctor about any kind of medical treatment.