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Find a Cycle Buddy
If you are new to infertility or just embarking on fertility treatments, you may not have heard of the "cycle buddy." No, it's not the person you are going to bicycle around town with (even thought you could do that, too!) — it's the woman or women you are going to share you infertility treatment cycle with. Cycle buddies lean on each other and support each other during all stages of treatment, share what's normal and what's not, and calm each others' fears — which is particularly important when you don't know what to expect.
You can have a cycle buddy for intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). If you don't find a friend in your fertility clinic's waiting room, try the virtual world. You can easily find a cycle buddy at FertileThoughts.com, one who can help you make the fertility treatment ride a little more enjoyable!
IVF Cycle Buddy Threads:
- Find IUI cycle buddy threads here.