Some patients catch their stride right away and with enough confidence to overcome any obstacles, while some have difficulty transitioning from one fertility treatment to another, and others still find the greatest struggle to be taking the first step.
I’ve walked the journey with many patients who have shared certain triggers that have caused their emotions to boil over from time to time. For example, simple wording or phrasing can offend someone and even hurt their feelings. The word “infertility” has always struck me as a word with negative connotations. The thought of dealing with “infertility” can feel so dreadful and full of doom. When speaking to patients and professionals, I always opt for the word “fertility” instead because there are always options and there is always hope.
Here at Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT (RMACT), our ears and our hearts are open. We are continuously trying to find new ways of easing the difficulties our patients may face when going through fertility treatment.
As RMACT’s New Patient Liaison, Kate Doyle is the first person who speaks with patients before they schedule their initial appointment.
Kate recently started contributing to RMACT’s blog, PathToFertility.com. In “Kate’s Corner” she shares her perspective on topics that interest new patients. This glimpse into fertility treatment gives readers a candid knowledge and insightful tips.
Kate started at RMACT as a Patient Navigator in January 2013, which is when she learned that she enjoyed guiding patients through the ups and downs of treatment. Her current position enables her to work with patients at the onset of treatment when they need help bringing their limited understanding of infertility into focus.