Infertility is a reality for many couples. Yet too many men and women do not receive the support they deserve. Our view is that each couple deserves every opportunity to achieve pregnancy, and we believe the infertility solutions our team provides each day can be an immense help.
We begin in starting with the most fundamental principle that each couple deserves care and concern from their medical provider. Most health-care facilities are busy places, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for poor service or attention to detail. Each couple that encounters infertility faces individual challenges and opportunities. The best way to face those is to form a united front with experts who can provide moral support, sound medical recommendations and consistent help over time.
If you or someone you love faces tough decisions about the next steps to take for infertility, we encourage you to think broadly about the options available to you. It can be encouraging to learn about medical options you’ve never heard previously.
Have you been diagnosed with infertility? Take these tips to heart
We view an infertility diagnosis as the beginning of a journey rather than the end of a road. Couples should have every chance at conceiving and achieving pregnancy. There’s nothing we love more than seeing a couple that has struggled with infertility experience the joy of bringing a child into the world. Here are some tips you can use as you think about the best ways to begin addressing reproductive health in your life.
Tip No. 1: Take a deep breath. Infertility can be overwhelming. Although some members of the medical community see fertility in black-and-white terms, our team takes a holistic approach to care that includes underlying health needs, health history and more. As you learn more about the choices you have, you can experience a renewed sense of hope regarding a potential pregnancy.
Tip No. 2: Research and ask questions. A simple call to our office can start the process of learning more about fertility issues. We understand that it might be uncomfortable or awkward at first. Don’t worry. It gets easier. Our goal is to understand your family and medical history as best as possible to provide you with solutions that can yield positive and meaningful improvements. You can also review online resources such as those from the FertilityCare Centers of America. As you read, you’ll discover many other couples have faced similar circumstances yet achieved greater reproductive wellness.
Tip No. 3: Develop a plan. For many couples, the next step is to work with their doctor to create a plan that will help them begin to identify underlying medical issues. These issues can sometimes prevent conception from occurring. We will work to document your health history and to understand your current health lifestyle. We will also identify ways you can boost your health in areas such as nutrition, fitness, detox and hormones. Health is a precious commodity, and we will help you identify where you are today and where you would like to be in the future. By addressing multiple components of a healthy lifestyle, many couples find they have a better chance of achieving conception.
Tip No. 4: Set realistic expectations. Every couple is special and important, and that includes the timeline each couple experiences on the journey to fertility. If progress seems slow at first, don’t give up hope. Our recommendations are designed to build upon one another to provide you with a balanced life and family. We are happy to answer any questions you have along the way.
Tip No. 5: Celebrate milestones. At some point in your journey—and likely at multiple points—you’ll recognize that all of your hard work is paying off. That’s wonderful. Enjoy the victories and look forward to more ahead. We will always be excited for our patients as they build their health and families.
At Couri & Smyth Health for Life Medical Center, you will find fertility treatments in Central Wisconsin that you can trust from people who genuinely care about you. Call 715-298-5991 for more information.