As most of you know, I have two healthy children who are the product of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Since I was a kid, I’d imagined having three children. My family didn’t feel entirely complete. Still, I was unwilling to inject myself with hormones again. I’m unwilling to be violated with needles and probes and doctors visits. Even more so, I wanted to stay in the emotional space where I felt grateful for the family that I already had. I was not willing to move into that place where I was upset at what we didn’t have; or what I was unable to achieve. So I told myself, and everybody else, we were done.
A few months ago I hatched the idea of How To Grow A Baby. Everyone thought it was brilliant. But I’m going to share something with you. I wasn’t so sure. Yes, I know how to eat while pregnant. Yes, I know how to mitigate morning sickness and cravings. Yes, I know how to lose baby weight while nursing. Yes, I know how to introduce solids to an infant to achieve optimal health. But did I REALLY know how to get pregnant faster? I certainly didn’t have a good track record.
So, one night in October, I threw an idea out to my husband and asked what he thought about trying for another child. “No peeing on sticks”, I said. “Let’s just try and
see what happens. If it doesn’t work, no big deal.”
Guess what? It worked!
14 weeks ago I became the girl who got pregnant ON THE FIRST TRY. Isn’t that UNBELIEVABLE?!?!
The. First. Try.
I’m still not sure I believe it myself. I cured my infertility!! No. Wait. It was more than that. I AM FERTILE.
Now, I’m sure you’re thinking, that’s lovely, right? Congratulations, but what does that get ME? What did you do differently??
There are three components:
This is kind of the obvious one, right? The past year or so I’ve changed my diet and my environment radically. I’ve focused on my health. I removed the toxins by detoxing both my body and my home. I started eating the foods that my children needed to eat to thrive and grow (which happen to be the same foods that you need to grow a healthy baby).
For the first time in a very long time, I began to accept and love who I am. I traded in judgement, for curiosity. I stopped hating my body because it had failed me and began to get connected with how my body was capable of healing itself from the years of damage I had done to it.
This one is the doozy. And, frankly, it is the one I’m least comfortable talking about. I began digging into old issues so I could release them. I did this in an effort to improve the relationship I had with my husband. Marriage, like any relationship, takes a lot of work. I think infertility took a much larger toll on us than I had initially realized. I had been so focused on making a baby, and creating a life, that the energy supposed to produce this life somehow disappeared. My 2nd child was conceived without my husband being in the same room with me. Heck, he wasn’t even in the building.
THIS IS WHAT INFERTILITY STRIPS YOU OF.
So suffice to say this child was conceived in love and partnership with my husband.
The moment was about being connected, not about me needing his sperm at that exact moment.
I’d love to talk with you more about this. If you are trying to get pregnant, I’d like to invite you to a f.r.e.e. How To Grow A Baby Discovery Session where you’ll learn important things such as:
- How To Increase Fertility Naturally
- How To Turn Anger and Frustration into Excitement and Hope
- How To Prepare Your Body for the Healthiest Possible Pregnancy
- How to Change Desperation into Empowerment and Connection
Schedule your free 20 minute breakthrough strategy session with me by clicking the link
I’ve learned so much in this journey….and I cannot wait to share it with you!