My Support Plan

Emotions and Self
Key Points

  • Infertility can be emotionally challenging.
  • Creating your support plan can help you manage emotions.

My Emotional Support Team

When going through fertility challenges, it is normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions. Getting emotional, with the ups and downs of trying to conceive and the support can help you cope with a difficult diagnosischallenges of treatment. Support comes in many ways and forms. It’s important to find what works for you.

Start by identifying a team who can support you. Think about people you can rely on when you need the most. It’s important to include professional support as well as friends/family and peer support. Write down their names and contact details so you can reach them quickly when you need to.

Emotional Support Team Table

My Emotional Support Plan

Then start creating your emotional support strategy, by identifying situations when you have felt emotionally distressed, and writing down the strategy you used or that you plan on using to make you feel better.

This plan will grow over time, as you encounter new challenging situations and as you learn new strategies to cope with them on the Enhanced Fertility Programme, on your one-to-one sessions or through other means.

Emotional support plan table
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