We met today with a slew of people in preparation for IVF/ICSI #1. I've started BCPs and will begin Lupron 4/13, Follistim on 4/22 and an anticipated retrieval somewhere around 5/1 - 5/6. Just in time for a Mother's Day (ish) transfer.
Our clinic forces us to meet with a psychologist. Not being a "therapy" person (I'll keep my feelings bottled up inside, thank you.) I was a bit resentful that I had to see a shirnk prior to getting knocked up, but my loser cousin can get pregnant with any guy she meets, any time she wants despite her inability to care for kids (3 and counting) without having to to get pyschologist approval.
I was pleasantly surprised. It was really helpful. She went through the cycle with us, and talked about the emotional side effects of all of the drugs and encouraged us to discuss how we could best support each other to get through it all without crumbling our marriage all around us.