Some California women need assistance when trying to conceive. While there are many options to achieve parenthood, some feel comfortable having a person to serve as their guide. This is where a fertility doula comes in, and this is what you need to know about them.
Explaining the fertility doula role
A fertility doula is a professional who provides women with all the support they need while trying to get pregnant. They are there to offer help in all stages from before conception and during pregnancy and can offer advice as well as emotional and physical support.
Women who have had fertility struggles often experience heartache, confusion and frustration. A fertility doula is there to help by providing support that other professionals don’t offer. They can offer support when you’re beginning to track your cycles, plan to start in vitro fertilization (IVF), have suffered pregnancy loss or have conditions such as endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome.
Support offered by fertility doulas
Fertility doulas offer physical support by being present at all fertility-related appointments. Although they are not medical professionals, they can make a great part of your team when you’re trying to start or build upon your family. They are there to help if you experience a miscarriage or even if your embryo transfer after an IVF cycle fails. Your doula can assist you with meditation, relaxation and other stress-relieving methods.
Doulas can help emotionally by providing you with knowledge about infertility issues and offer valuable tools to eliminate emotional and mental roadblocks. They can help you and your partner through your journey toward starting your family.
Your fertility doula can provide you with informational support. They can help when you start fertility tracking and understand which questions to ask doctors and other health care professionals. They can keep you on top of helpful procedures, tests and treatments and know what to expect. Your doula can help you make informed choices about your fertility options.