TBYW

CARE

FOR FERTILITY

CAREGIVERS

Being a fertility care provider is important work. Whether you’re manning the front desk, processing labs, are part of the nursing team, or are the MD calling the patient shots, this page is a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU from me to you!

I invite you to explore the custom resources below I’ve curated especially for you below. I hope they lighten your workload and make your life feel a little more zen.

Please feel free to share this page with your colleagues. The more health, balance and abundance each of us has the better work we do and the healthier world we share!

With gratitude,

TIPPING YOUR SCALES

 
Turning off work or life stress is not an option. The good news is I’ve got a technique that works nearly as well and it can be done - easily! Check out this video for a way to rethink stress. It’s totally customized for fertility pros like you.

 

SETTING WORK BOUNDARIES

 
In just a couple of mindful minutes each day, you can dramatically decrease the amount of stress that comes home with you. If you internalize or take home work-stress, give this exercise a try!


 

Try these steps.
 

  • Pick an item of clothing or accessory you’ll only wear to work.
  • As you put on your item briefly pause.
  • Take one or two breaths.
  • Imagine the item becoming your magical armor or protective amulet.*
  • Go to work.
  • When you face your stressors remember you’re wearing your magic item.
  • Remind yourself that stress doesn’t have to sink-in or go home with you! If it’s helpful you can picture the item giving off a force-field or protective bubble.
  • When work is over take off the item.
  • Take another breath or two.
  • Take a moment to appreciate feeling less stress and how this item helped you.**
  • Repeat whenever you work.
  • Eventually you may not need the item anymore - good boundaries are a habit worth cultivating.

 


 

* This may feel a bit “out there” at first, but you’re really just setting an intentional boundary and using a prop to help you hold it - obviously the item is just a pair of socks … or bracelet … or scrubs. There’s no real magic here aside from how much better it can help you feel!

** If you’ve had an especially hard day and some stress has still managed to follow you home, consider a second ritual to release and let go. Wash your hands or take a shower and visualize the stress going down the drain, or take five minutes to journal and purge the thoughts and feelings onto the page.

COMPASSION LANGUAGE GUIDE

 
Do you wish you could more easily connect with and support patients? Preferably in a way that doesn’t add to your workload? Using compassionate and validating language is a simple way to do just that! Check out this simple guide to get started.


 

Try compassion and validation.

 
When fertility caregivers choose compassionate and validating language it's both protective of their patients’ emotional health and conducive to strong patient/provider relationships. Too much cheerleading and positivity, on the other hand, tend to further distance and isolate patients from their caregiving team and can cause unintended emotional harm.

Compassionate and validating language can feel vulnerable at first. Stick with it and practice. The many benefits will be abundantly clear and well-worth the temporary growing pains!

If you like this idea, look up the online article: Please Don’t Tell Me To Look On The Bright Side  |  by Amy Spencer

A GUIDED MEDITATION

 
Some days are harder than others. If you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed, frazzled, or just want to build up your buffer for future hard days, this Finding Your Roots guided meditation is worth a listen.



"FINDING YOUR ROOTS"

13 minutes
Inspiration when you'd like to regroup and feel more centered.

LISTEN

BIG-PICTURE PATIENT SUPPORT

 
If you feel like whole-person support, education, reframes, and resources like the ones you’ve learned here would be great for your patients, I’d love to invite you to share The Baby You Want online fertility program and the many accompanying free resources I’ve made!

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THE BABY YOU WANT

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IVF INSIDER GUIDE

Truly holistic and totally free

FREE GUIDE

+ Education and collaboration opportunities.

 
If you’d like to connect with Nicole to arrange holistic virtual or in-person team education opportunities, have a topic you’d like to suggest for future videos, pitch a guest author article for the TBYW Blog, or otherwise collaborate - send an email

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If you’d like to learn more about The Baby You Want online program

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