On January 28th, the “Let’s Talk” campaign by Bell has proven to be highly effective in getting people to open up about the stressful situations they are facing in their lives without the guilt or judgement from others. It’s not just a mental health day it’s more about taking charge of your life and focusing on the solutions.
My name is Jennifer Juneau and I am a Registered Nurse with Fertility IVF experience and a trained Solution Focused Life Coach who specializes in Fertility Coaching and Health and Wellness Coaching. Do you or someone you know suffer from infertility? 1 in 6 couples are diagnosed with infertility each and every day. How stressful is this? Extremely. It can also feel very isolating because of the social pressures by “well meaning” family, friends, co-workers and neighbours. Reality is that you are not alone. Infertility can also impact one’s career due to all the needed treatment appointments, relationships with friends, family and even with their significant other. Both men and women experience the same emotions, how they deal with them is what sets them apart. Financial stress is huge given the fact that fertility treatments are thousands of dollars unless you are treated in Quebec. When couples don’t see this coming, they cannot prepare for it and when it hits, it hits hard.
Does stress cause infertility? It hasn’t been proven that it is a cause but what can be said is that it can contribute to it. The mind and body are connected and hormones that aid in pregnancy are affected when a person is under a significant amount of stress. Therefore, seeking help during such a fragile time is crucial to get the needed support in a mental, emotional and spiritual way. Doctors deal with the physical side but there are many things within your control that you can do to feel better such as seeking out a Fertility Coach, a Psychologist, a support group, reading reputable websites on infertility, acupuncture, practicing self-compassion techniques, meditation or even fertility yoga. The main goal is to decrease your mental and emotional stress to a level that is manageable so that your physical self can relax and let nature take its course.
The journey of infertility can often feel like a steep climb up a mountain but it doesn’t have to be that way. I am currently accepting new clients who are struggling with infertility and who can use someone as their guide to get them through their treatments in a well-informed way and has an inside track to the fertility world. Emotions can sometimes get the best of us but as your Fertility Coach in your corner, solutions can be sought out to help you cope. As a nurse and a coach, I will make that human connection and provide my undivided time and attention you desire and help you find solutions in coping better to get through the IVF treatment process with less stress and anxiety. The result you will have is the feeling of relief to have someone as your guide who will actively listen to you and have that support you may be lacking. This will help you relax and get through the treatment process with ease. Fertility Coaching cannot guarantee a baby, but it can certainly help. I am available to coach you by phone, Skype, or face to face, no need to take more time off work. The goal is to make it as convenient as possible for you. I invite you to please check out my website: www.couragecoach.wordpress.com or email me at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org for your FREE 30 minute coaching session. If you decide you would like to work with me, I offer 3 affordable packages to suit your needs.
I look forward to working with you and getting closer to the summit of your mountain.
Please note that all information is strictly confidential. ~JJ