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Fertility Doula by Mind Map: Fertility Doula

1. Emotional Support

1.1. Reassurance and empathy

1.2. Aim to reduce anxiety

1.3. Promote self care and acceptance

1.4. Providing constant listening support

1.5. Empowerment

2. Practical Support

2.1. Attending medical appointments

2.2. Home support and care after medical treatments requiring rest

2.2.1. Hormone therapy side effects

2.2.2. Bed rest after implantation

2.3. Assist to identify alternative options to promote fertility

2.4. Refer to appropriate services if necessary

2.4.1. Counselling, massage, acupuncture

3. Education 2

3.1. Fertility Awareness

3.1.1. Temperature Method

3.1.2. Cervical Mucus Method

3.1.3. The Calendar Method

3.2. Fertility Tests

3.2.1. Blood Tests

3.2.2. Chlamydia Test

3.2.3. Ultrasound

3.2.3.1. Transvaginal ultrasound scan

3.2.3.2. Hysterosalpingo-contrast-ultrasonography

3.2.4. Laparoscopy

3.2.5. X-ray

3.2.5.1. Hysterosalpingogram

3.2.6. Semen Analysis

3.2.7. Physical Examination

3.3. Medical Treatments

3.3.1. Medicines

3.3.1.1. Awareness of side effects

3.3.2. Surgical

3.3.2.1. Fallopian Tube surgery

3.3.2.2. Laparoscopic ovarian drilling

3.3.3. Assisted Conception

3.3.3.1. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

3.3.3.2. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

3.4. Holistic

3.4.1. Whole Foods Fertility Diet

3.4.2. Fertility herbs

3.4.3. Supplements

3.4.4. Acupuncture

4. Tools

4.1. Reiki

4.1.1. Balancing energy

4.1.2. Relaxation

4.1.3. Increase self confidence

4.2. Hypnotherapy

4.2.1. Identifying negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours

4.2.2. Support to reach a relaxed and optimistic mind-set

4.2.3. Reduce stress and emotional blocks

4.2.4. Provide proactive techniques and skills

5. Education 1

5.1. Prominent Organisations

5.1.1. Fertility Friends

5.1.2. Fertility Network UK

5.1.3. HFEA

5.1.4. NICE

5.2. Lifestyle Factors

5.2.1. Sleep

5.2.2. Exercise

5.2.3. Medication/alcohol

5.2.4. Stress levels

5.2.5. Exposure to toxic chemicals

5.3. NHS Protocol

5.3.1. Local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

5.3.1.1. Eligibility Criteria

5.4. Going Private

5.4.1. Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) licensed clinics