How Infertility Healed My Body And Mind
I believe one of the gifts of infertility, or any disharmony in the body, is that it forces you to take a closer look.
Why aren’t things working as they should?
If you choose to accept the challenge, in some cases, infertility can lead you to becoming your healthiest self — in body, mind, and spirit.
Or, at least that’s how I like to look at it.
The first time I became pregnant I miscarried. My husband and I weren’t trying to conceive, it just happened. I was ready to have a baby, but he wasn’t. When I first told him the news, honestly, he was pretty freaked out. So was I!
But then it started to sink in, and we began to imagine our lives as a threesome, we wrote down baby names and told our friends — even though it was super early, we couldn’t contain our excitement.
Then my period came. We were devastated. And that’s when we realized we wanted a baby. Bad.
So we started trying, thinking we would get pregnant right away since it happened so easily the first time.
Months went by with nothing but negative pregnancy tests. I was starting to get anxious, each month losing more and more confidence in my body. Every time my period came, I would break into tears and think, screw it, I’m having a glass of wine then.
After several directionless months, I decided to take more control.
I learned how to properly chart my cycle, I made significant changes to my diet, I increased my nutrient intake by taking high quality supplements, and I discovered how to heal negative belief systems and past life trauma around giving birth.
(Whether or not you believe in past lives, I can only explain it like this: I have had a deep, irrational fear of childbirth ever since I was a kid. Becoming pregnant terrified me for this reason.)
Almost a year after the miscarriage, I became pregnant. This time it stuck.
What’s extraordinary about my story, is that when I was 27 weeks pregnant, I experienced a ruptured endometrioma on my left ovary. I had to have open abdominal surgery and the surgeon removed my left ovary and left fallopian tube while my little girl kicked his hands in utero.
The doctor said it was one of the worst cases of endometriosis he had ever seen, and it was a miracle I was able to get pregnant in the first place.
I didn’t even know I had endometriosis!
Looking back, I am so grateful I was able to positively influence my own fertility. Had I not made those significant lifestyle changes and learned to read my body as clearly as my favorite book, I would probably still be trying to conceive, unknowingly letting my endometriosis get worse and worse, lessening my chances each month.
Our beautiful baby girl is almost 18 months old, and I have great news…
I’m pregnant again! We’re expecting our second this August 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited.
After going through my own fertility journey, I feel absolutely compelled to share what I’ve learned along the way.
As an acupuncturist that specializes in women’s health, I have treated countless infertility cases. And I can tell you with complete confidence that a woman’s fertility is one of the most complex systems in existence.
There are so many factors to consider, which also means there are so many places where you can have real influence. The more holistic your approach, the better your chances are to conceive. In my opinion.
Which is why I decided to pour everything I know into a brand new 21-day online program called Fertile Woman.
This program is my absolute best information without the time limit of a one-on-one office visit.
It would be simply impossible for me to convey this level of detailed information during one, or even several acupuncture sessions.
I feel so passionately about helping as many women as possible overcome the hurdle of infertility. While there are some things we have no control over, like genetic factors, there is so much that we DO have control over. And I’m here to show you how to take back that control.
Empowering women is what I live for. And if I can help you become a mom by deepening your relationship to your own fertility, healing and bringing into balance your body, mind, and spirit, then I am one happy lady.
Registration opens March 1st for Fertile Woman. Get the details and join the wait list here.
Much love to you, Fertile Woman!