Although there are many viable routes to parenthood with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) currently available to lesbians, you may find it a challenging journey. Fertility treatment can have an impact on your work, family, relationships, social life and self-esteem. At times, it can even feel like a lonely experience. Every fertility journey is different. How you cope with your experience very much depends on your situation and personality.
We consider your emotional well-being to be just as important as your physical well-being, so you can count on us for ongoing support. From counselling and dietary consultation services to complementary therapies, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Bringing a child into the world as a lesbian parent brings a unique set of physical and emotional challenges that can take time to overcome. From the early planning stages right through to conception, specialised fertility counselling can give you the support you need.
A mandatory part of all donor and surrogacy treatment includes counselling. Counselling provides the opportunity to discuss things on a more personal level, making it easy to address issues like relationship difficulties, current life situations, or anything else that might be worrying you about your treatment.
Even when infertility is not an issue and everything goes smoothly, it’s helpful to have a support network around you as you try to conceive. While friends and family can be invaluable, having your own specialist fertility counsellor will make it easier to discuss your experiences in more detail.
Nutrition plays a big role in reproduction and pregnancy. To carry a pregnancy to full term, sperm, egg, hormones and uterus all need to be healthy, demanding nutrients at every stage.
While food is the best source of nutrients, supplementation can also be useful if the intake of specific nutrients is lacking, or a body isn’t producing enough of them.
To help parents-to-be ensure their diet is the best it can be, Rainbow Fertility has a dedicated team of accredited health professionals at your service. We offer a complimentary consultation with an accredited dietitian to patients when they begin their first IVF cycle.
There is a diverse range of IVF Complementary Medicine (CM), providing a supportive, personal and holistic approach to treatment. Therapies include acupuncture, yoga, meditation, hypnosis, massage therapy, aromatherapy and herbal medicine. Alongside conventional and evidence-based treatments, they can offer many benefits as part of an integrated health plan.
Individuals or couples who combine their IVF treatment with CM often claim to feel calmer, emotionally stronger, and more able to cope with the demands of the IVF regimen. And importantly, they feel more optimistic about the outcome.
If you’d like to find out more about the support services available to you as part of your treatment, just give our friendly team a call, or send us a message in confidence.
Current as at 01.02.2016