what is fertility coaching?
Fertility coaching is a type of coaching based around, you guessed it, the F word! Fertility coaches come in a whole range of shapes and sizes and might have a range of professional qualifications ranging from clinical to NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), CBT (cognitive behavioural psychology) or other coaching certifications. Make sure to check these out before you sign up. Fertility coaches are there to listen but they’re also a bit more solution-focused and will support and guide you through your fertility journey.
what will happen at my first appointment?
Your coach will likely want to understand your history, where things are at and your plans for the future as well as what’s happening for you emotionally and mentally. Be open and honest; your fertility coach is there to support you warts and all! You’ll develop a personalised plan together that matches your needs. A coaching relationship is a special thing and you might decide that you don’t quite gel. This is absolutely fine; move on and look for someone that feels right.
why is coaching good for fertility?
There are loads of ways a coach can help you and your fertility and this will depend on what you need. They could help you with navigating the many decisions you’ll need to make, help you with developing a plan and goals to support your journey (e.g. exercise, nutrition, healthy habits), help in developing a shift in attitude and mindset, suggest techniques for managing stress, and support you on the ups and downs of the emotional fertility rollercoaster.