For those of us who want to start a family, it all seems easy starting out. You make the decision, but then it doesn’t happen in the way you planned or happen at all. I was about 34 when we seriously considered starting our family, my husband was 46. We went through a period of trying and then realised we needed to involve professionals in our journey. We were told our chances of conceiving naturally were very slim so IVF was our only hope. But after 4 failed cycles of IVF, I was emotionally and physically drained from the rollercoaster of going through every emotion from excitement to despair, and the toll it took on my body.
Every where you look you are reminded of what you are striving for, every minute of the day is consumed with this overwhelming desire to have a child. Every time you look in the mirror, you are having unheard conversations with yourself.
After 5 years into this journey, I was just exhausted when I started working with the Reclaim Your Fertility program. My next IVF cycle started a few weeks later, and for the first time ever in my life, I was pregnant! However later in that cycle I had a miscarriage. Yet something had shifted, I felt better in myself and very quickly after, I got pregnant naturally!!, at the age of 40, without IVF. We went on to have a very healthy and happy baby boy.
It’s such a pleasure to recommend Reclaim Your Fertility‘s work! They have such nourishing fertile goodness gifts, intuitive depth and the listening heart! I felt heard as I shared my desire to conceive. My partner and I had been trying for 5 months – intentional rituals, ovulation checking, and calling in this little bub with all our hearts. They listened to my desires and longings, and had an obvious passion and plenty of experience with supporting women to conceive. I shared my concerns about my ‘glamorous age’ (38 years) and the age related concerns that many a medical professional had communicated with me.
I was skillfully & intuitively coached to let go these limiting concerns & instead call in what I truly wanted. I remember feeling a tremendous sense of self capacity and knowing that my body is fertile.
With the training and guidance I felt calm, relaxed and developed a strong sense of knowing, I can do this. It felt as though I had let go of a block and gave myself permission. Two days later my partner and I went away for the weekend. Looking back now, I know that I conceived just days after the initial coaching & healing.
We did a lot of prep before attempting to conceive which included – ovulation tracking (urine LH test, urine LH + estrogen, saliva, cervical mucus, app, physical and general symptoms). We did this every day for the first few months before pin pointing the exact fertile window.
Once we connected with Reclaim Your Fertility, we were guided with the understanding that a healthy body, healthy positive thoughts, slowing down, taking time to connect with each other, being present, are just as important before ‘trying’ to conceive. RYF gave us amazing practical processes which we implemented the very next day. The next month was a success!!! We are expecting our little bibi end of March.
We are so grateful to have had Reclaim Your Fertility walk with us through this journey. They listened to all of our concerns and coached us through ‘preparing’ to conceive. There is a wealth of knowledge around preparing your body and mind for pregnancy. We would highly recommend anyone struggling on this journey to consult with RYF. We cannot Thank You enough!