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Jamie Leonard, RN

Things your fertility nurse wants you to know

by | December 6, 2010

Nurses in our office have a very important relationship with the patients in our office who are trying to conceive.  Your nurse is your true point of contact at our office, we answer or obtain answers to your questions, and we also check on your physical and emotional health.

The fertility process itself can be extremely overwhelming and we want you to know that we are here for you every step of the way.  The staff at Texas Fertility Center truly cares about you and the outcome of your treatment cycle.  We also feel the emotional impact of the negatives and positives of the fertility treatment cycle you are pursuing.

Another important thing to know is that you should not be afraid to ask your nurse a question.  Chances are that we have heard that question before and every question you have is worth asking.  It is important that you ask questions so you feel well informed about the treatment that is recommended by your physician. If your nurse does not know the answer to your question, she will ask your physician and call you back.  Although the nurses receive many phone calls every day, you should always know that if you call us we will return your phone call by the end of the business day.  All of the staff stays until each and every phone call is returned.

It is important for patients to call our office with their questions instead of relying on research you do on the internet.  Although the internet provides an easy way to obtain information quickly, the information obtained from the internet needs to be read with caution.  While there are a large number of reputable websites, please contact your nurse to discuss information and validate any information or advice you get from the internet.

It is also very important that you understand all of the treatment options that are being presented to you.  This will help you better communicate with your doctor and your nurse.  Ask as many questions as you can to familiarize yourself with the fertility treatment plan that is customized for your specific circumstances.  Understanding the time commitment for each treatment cycle is essential, and remember that there really is no “perfect time” to begin the process of starting your family.  Making sure that you will be able to make the time and space in your life is important and we will work with you to accommodate your schedule as much as possible.

The nurses at Texas Fertility Center are here to help guide you through the fertility process.  We are here to help answer questions, discuss your concerns, share in your excitement and disappointment, and most importantly, make this process as stress free as possible.  You can reach your clinical nurse at 512-451-0149 option 3 or your IVF nurse at 512-451-0149 option 4.

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Jamie Leonard, RN

Jamie Leonard graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from The University of Oklahoma in 2005 and has been working in the Reproductive Endocrinology field as a Registered Nurse since 2006 at Texas Fertility Center. She has struggled with her own fertility issues in the past. Jamie has experienced both the positive and negative aspects of infertility and is able to empathize with couples trying to conceive.
http://www.txfertility.com

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