When we decided to go ahead with IVF at our last appointment, the doctor gave us a rundown about the whole process, but I did not learn anything new that I had read about already. Of course, I had done some research on top google hits about the process in general. I have also been following a few blogs about ladies going through IVF themselves. But I will be honest…I have not really stepped up to my usual level of research. Probably because I thought I had plenty of time before we start this. Also I’ve been keeping myself busy the last couple of weeks, both at work and at play. Next week we have our first appointment with our nurse, so I want to make sure I ask all the right question from the outset. And so, the time has come! I feel like I have a big gaping hole in my knowledge and I need to fill it…stat!!
When I first started following blogs I was put off following IVF blogs that were overly acronym-ised and had lots of numbers on it. Without any reference, it felt like gobbley-de-gook to me. In fact it was (and still is) terrifying. I am sure it will all make sense soon, but for now I am following a select few who make it easy to read for newbies (thank you for that by the way!). But where do I start my research?
Areas I would like to better understand:
- Medication for IVF
- Complimentary Therapies
- The statistics low down! Because I just can’t help myself being an analyst by trade, I’ve got to know!
Do you have any good suggestions for books or websites that you have found helpful with your IVF journey?