When know how stressful a fertility journey can be, especially during times like these when many have had to delay starting or continuing on their journey. While it may seem like your fertility journey is at a standstill, you can still make progress towards achieving your dreams of family – all from home. Below, the team at UNC Fertility in Raleigh, North Carolina offer a few steps that you can take while at home to prepare you on your fertility journey while staying sheltered in place.
Develop Healthy Habits
Getting in the best overall health possible is one of the best steps you can take to increasing your chances of achieving your dreams of family. This involves developing healthy habits – like stress management and regular exercise – while stopping unhealthy ones. Quit smoking, minimize alcohol intake, and practice which ever stress management techniques work for you while staying home so that you’re in the best position possible when you’re able to take next steps.
Achieve a Healthy Weight
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can greatly improve your chances of success when trying to start a family. With the extra time you now have at home, you can make strides towards achieving a healthy weight. Make nourishing meals full of fertility friendly ingredients, take up running or another home work out plan, and get yourself in fighting shape to tackle your fertility journey.
Schedule a Telemedicine Consult
While you may not be able to come into the office for your initial consult or follow up visit, you can still have your consult virtually. By doing a telemedicine consult, you can still take that first step (or next step) from the comfort and safety of your home. To schedule a telemedicine consult, contact us at 919-908-0000 today.
Make Sure Your Finances Are In Order
We know that getting the fertility treatment you need can be expensive, and figuring out how to pay for treatment can be incredibly stressful. To help relieve some of that stress, take some time now to make sure your finances are in order. Contribute as much as you can to your savings and take some time to review your credit report. If you need financing for treatment like IVF, a better credit score can get you a better rate.
While you may not be able to start fertility treatment right now, there is still plenty you can do in the meantime to make progress on your path to parenthood. From getting healthy (physically and financially) to speaking with one of our fertility specialists via telemedicine, these steps can all bring you closer to achieving your dreams of family. To learn more about what you can do, or to schedule a telemedicine consultation, contact the team at UNC Fertility at 919-908-0000 today.