Fertility treatment can feel like a part-time job. The appointments, the schedules, the list of to-dos, all add up and can take a toll on you. How do you get through all of it and keep going, even when times are tough? Learn how to tackle it like the boss lady you are.
Hear me out on this. When we work for someone else, we are an employee. We rely on someone else to make the big decisions and to think of the big picture. We do our small part, collect our paycheck, and not think about it beyond what the day has in store.
But if navigating the fertility treatment world feels like a part-time job to you, you can’t go into it with the employee mentality. You must think about it as the boss. You are the CEO of your fertility outcome. The big decisions and the big picture all come back to you.
To be the boss, you have to own it. Own the process you are going through. Don’t seek out someone to blame for it. Own it for yourself. You have the power to make things happen, so step up to challenge and be willing to put yourself out there.
Don’t be afraid of telling other people what you need. This means being assertive for what is happening and aware of what is going on. You may need to remind the nurses to put in the order for your fertility prescriptions on time so that you don’t miss out this cycle. You may need to set up your own fertility meds calendar. You may need to request certain tests be done to help understand your diagnosis better. Ultimately it is about being proactive for what you want and not letting someone else make those decisions for you.
As the boss of your fertility treatment, you also get to decide how you want your body to be managed. You get to decide how your body is treated, not only under the care of your doctor but also when it is on your watch (i.e. what you choose to eat). As the CEO you are thinking about the big picture and the long game of your fertility, which comes down to making many, many small choices that add up to the greater end-game.
When you are in charge, you also get to fire people. Okay, okay, so you aren’t exactly saying it like that, but you can choose to no longer work with someone if it isn’t a good fit. Not connecting with your RE? Move on to another one. You get to decide who is on your team in this process. Don’t give that responsibility away to anyone else.
It isn’t easy to be the boss, but it will make a world of difference if you are as you navigate what is ahead. Are you ready to become the CEO of your fertility experience? Let me help you.