We See You as Strong & Persistent – #TwoFertileWords
Yes, I am. I’m at it again. #TwoFertileWords.
Does it matter how we see ourselves during the infertility process?
You bet it does.
Do you call it infertility or fertility? Do you see fertility treatment as a ways to a means – growing your family? Or something to be endured? Or a mixture of both?
These are questions. Not judgments. There are no right or wrong answers. It’s a matter of observing how you look at yourself.
How Do You See Yourself During Fertility Treatment?
Do you see yourself as strong during fertility treatment? As resilient? Persistent? Courageous?
Does it matter how you see yourself? Isn’t it an indication of how you feel about yourself?
And doesn’t it matter?
How we see you.
We see you. The whole and complete you.
When you ask questions, we see you as engaged and curious. Not weak and ignorant. When you ask more questions, we see you as investigative. When you ask even more questions, we see you as persistent and involved.
When you tell us what you need, we see you as our partner, not as difficult.
When you bring us information, we see you as aware, not arrogant.
We See You as Strong & Persistent
We see you, as a whole person, not an infertility patient. We see you as a fertile person, capable of having a baby, and in the right place to achieve that goal. We see you as courageous, persistent, capable, educated, smart, funny, honest.
We see you as real.
We see you as you.
And we thank you and feel honored that you are with us to achieve this awesome goal of yours – to have a baby and to build your family. It is a truly awesome goal.
And we will get there.
You are not alone.
We are here, right here, with you.
RMACT and me.
(OK, three words.)
What are your #TwoFertileWords?
Email me at FertileYoga@gmail.com
I’d love to hear them.
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.