It’s always easy for someone else to say that you should take things one step at a time. When it comes to the smaller things in life it can be easy to follow this advice but there are bigger issues that we all contend with in our lives. For many people that issue could be infertility. So how do you take it one step at a time?

You literally look at it in a step-by-step format.

Step 1: Find a fertility doctor that can help you with finding the right fertility treatment. There are many options available due to advancements in medical technology such as IVF, ICSI, IUI, IVM, Ovulation Induction and Assisted Reproductive Therapy, amongst others.

Step 2: Decide on a fertility treatment that you’re most comfortable with. As a couple, you should agree on it together. It can be a tough road and both of you will need each other’s support.

Step 3: Follow the instructions of the prescribed fertility treatment. Some of them may be more difficult than others but stick to it and be on schedule. You don’t want to jeopardise your chances of conception.

Step 4: Get all the support you can. The fertility treatment process can be a long one for most couples. Let your close family and friends know what you’re going through so that they can help you. Accept their help.

Step 5: Do fun and relaxing activities. You need to take your mind off the reality of the fertility treatments so that you can avoid elevated stress levels. While you’re at it, ensure that you’re eating a healthy balanced diet.

Step 6: When you go to the fertility doctor for your moment-of-truth appointment (which is the pregnancy test), take your partner with you. If the news is positive, it will be wonderful to share it with your partner. If it is not good news, it will be comforting to have a loved one with you.

Step 7: Remember why you started the process in the first place. It is to enjoy the experience of having a baby, to share their first moments, and watch them grow up into marvellous people.

It may be difficult to take it easy and one step at a time. You are stronger than you think and no battle can hold you down. Take the first step towards a fertility treatment and make your dreams of a family come true. One day you’ll back and be grateful for what medical science was able to do for you.

BioART Fertility Centre offers a unique experience in fertility treatment. We have a long history of state of the ART fertility care delivered with a personal touch. Each and every patient is treated as a unique couple with individual problems and needs. We combine a dignified and compassionate approach with state-of-the-art, advanced reproductive technologies.

Contact Us: +27 11 484 5119