When we found our infertility specialist to conceive Charlotte, it was truly God! We honestly did not know what to expect but once we had the first visit, we were convinced God was with us!
The first tip when finding a specialist is do the research online and/or with your family doctor. The second tip is to be honest about who you are.
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I gave these two because your personal doctor will know you best (hopefully) and they can recommend a specialist based on your culture, background, etc. We love God! My husband and I do not hide this fact. We do not mind seeing a doctor who is not a Christian but if we can find those who are, we are more comfortable. If you prefer a specific race and/or gender, be honest about that too. I have heard many women prefer a female infertility specialist versus a male. That is ok! I say this because the process is already overwhelming. Making those small selections can help ease some discomforts along the way.
The third tip is to be patient and practice more self-care. There are going to be a lot of appointments! A LOT! Some exams will be painful (keeping it real), and some will be emotionally draining. I remember one time walking into the office smiling but leaving the office crying. It can take lot out of you. Take time for yourself and each other. If necessary, do more date nights. Massages and all that.
The final tip I have is ensure they are willing to work with you financially. Now, if you have the money upfront or the rare insurance that covers all infertility costs and treatments 100% (up to and including pregnancy.... I work for a well-known insurance company, so I know the language...Lol) then fantastic! But if not, you will want to see what financial arrangements they offer. Most will already know what insurance will cover based on the type of coverage you have. If you have no insurance, then most will even offer discounts or something to offset the overall cost. Our specialists offered some couples the medicine (the hormone shots and things) if they could not afford it as some insurance will not cover the medication but cover the in-office procedures.
The main tip I want to repeat is practicing more self-care! It is not easy having to go through the longer process to conceive. It can cause you to feel a certain way about yourself. That is why I say do self-care, so you understand you are a wonderful woman! When God created you, He said that you were good -- that means you were perfect for His purpose!
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I desire to help encourage and support women during their time of trying to conceive and if they experience the tragedy of stillbirth. When I experienced stillbirth, the best advice I received: Be Human. I hope to help Christian women recognize the importance of being human in order to process our emotions. When we admit we are weak, God is able to be faithful and be God. If we be human, then God can be God.