IVF and Women In Their 40’s

photo courtesy of acupuncture-medicine.co.uk

photo courtesy of acupuncture-medicine.co.uk

If you are going through IVF, seriously consider finding a Chinese Doctor to compliment the process.  He/She may just well be your life line when your emotions are peaking.

My Chinese Doctor is my Emotional Wellbeing Angel

Last week my husband and I visited our IVF Doctor to go over the process we will be undertaking.

After an hour of listening to the Facts.. how old I am, how old my reproductive system is and how there is only a very small  percentage of women in my age group who successfully fall  pregnant through IVF, I left the Doctors clinic feeling nothing short of terrible.

Tears streaming down my face, my self esteem at level zero, I caught a taxi home and just sat and stared at the wall.  How is it that one can feel so positive about oneself and their health and then a medical  professional can just wipe it out in a few moments?

When speaking to my Chinese doctor prior to going down the IVF path, I mentioned that it was important for me to find a sensitive doctor.  She was very clear in her warning that while IVF doctors are great at what they do, they do not tend to be very sensitive when it comes to ones emotions.  They are the Facts folks!! Period!

‘Thats why you have me’  she said ‘They take care of the technical side of the process and I take care of your emotions.  How right she was!!!

At my appointment with the chinese doctor the next day, I relayed the experience to her. Wow !!! What a different response I got.

She was so positive, reminding me gently that all the hormone tests I had done were very positive, that the tests on the amount of eggs I had were also very positive and that with regular periods, good general health and a good positive attitude, there was no reason the process couldnt be successful. She helped to regain my belief that everything was possible and I left her office, once again optimistic.

Ladies, I urge you to seriously consider finding a good Chinese Doctor, preferably one who specialises in Fertility, to compliment your IVF program. The emotional support is invaluable and could well be a life saver in helping to keep you optimistic, calm and emotional healthy in the often stressful process of IVF.

Until next time

Mysticmiss

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3 Responses

  1. I love the term, “Emotional Wellbeing Angel!” I agree that it’s important for acupuncturists to have extraordinary bedside manner. I believe that being supportive and helping women understand their positive fertility points goes a long way in helping them along this trying journey. Good luck to you. I’m glad that you’ve found an Emotional Wellbeing Angel.

  2. I am behind both post and above comment 100% – thats why I am so passionate about supporting women like us, and create the balance between East and West, to create the best experience posssible. To educate about all the options that are available from the outset of this journey. Check out my latest posts! Very in keeping with this very subject!

    Warm wishes
    Coach Louise Crooks

  3. […] &amp women in their 40’sThoughts, ideas, feelings and more of going through ivf in your 40’shttps://mysticmiss.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/ivf-for-women-in-their-40s/American Pregnancy Association: Infertility: In Vitro FertilizationIVF is the process of […]

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