The IVF Race: The Schedule

In preparation for the IVF race, you should clear your calendar. To help eliminate any unnecessary stress, you will want to make your life as simple as possible. This is not a time to make important decisions or changes in your life, such as a move or a job change.
If at all possible, avoid major undertakings at work which can add stress to your life. In addition, you will want to think about how to deal with other daily stresses at home, and with family and friends. Consider asking others to accept extra responsibilities that you usually take care of. Remind yourself that it’s fine to say “no” to new requests for your time or participation.
By eliminating outside stress – and focusing on what is most important – you will feel more in control of your life during the IVF race.
This is the fifth installment in a series of articles entitled “The IVF Race.” Read the rest of the articles in this series for suggestions in helping you finish the IVF race feeling like a champion, no matter where you place.
Previous articles from this series:
The IVF Race: A Grand Prix
The IVF Race: Maps & Terrains
The IVF Race: The Racing Team
The IVF Race: The Plan
Additional articles in this series:
The IVF Race: Coping
The IVF Race: Goal Markers
The IVF Race: Bumps & Detours
The IVF Race: Credit for Completion
Contributed by: 
Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LCSW-C
Director, Psychological Support Services