This weekend I had my 3rd Fertility Sport Group meeting and as always
I was incredibly inspired by these strong, outgoing woman. Each of these
woman have chosen to take different paths on this fertility journey, and
as a group we all support each others choices. In Just one afternoon
they reminded me that I am in charge of what path I take and how fast
I walk it, they reminded me to stand up for myself.
I know I should already know this, I work as a doula and every day I
am encouraging others to advocate for the birth they want. I have now
decided to treat myself as a client and follow the advice I would give
when a woman is feeling pressure from the medical system.
The first piece of advice I would give a client is to ask questions, find out
if your doctors philosophy on birth (or in this case fertility) matches
yours. For example if you have a doctor that gives every first time mom
an episiotomy and you believe they should only be done when medically
necessary, then perhaps that's not the doctor for you. If you had not
asked where they stand on episiotomy, you may have never known what
was soon to come in your future.
Tomorrow is my consultation with the laproscopy surgeon, and as you
may have read before on this blog, I am terrified of this surgery. I know
I need to have it, and I can accept that, but I can also follow this advice
and make sure I have a surgeon that I feel comfortable with. I will go
in there with my list of questions, the only problem is, I don't know
what questions to ask. That's where you come in, does anyone out there
in the blog world know what questions I should be asking the surgeon
so that I know I am getting the best care possible?
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me out here :)