I have been working with an amazing client, Em. She was diagnosed with PCOS and had been trying for two years to get pregnant. In her words, trying to conceive had become obsessive. She was doing too much. It’s been wonderful to watch her transform as she has gone through my program.
I asked her some questions about her journey I thought would be really supportive to my readers in their own journeys.
What was going on for you before you took a more natural and holistic approach to your healthand fertility? What difficulties were you facing?
I had been trying both a holistic approach (acupuncture, Chinese medicine, tinctures) and a western approach (ovulation induction, scans, tracking) and had really been doing TOO much, it had become an obsession and taken over my thoughts and everyday life. I felt like I had lost a lot of me to the idea that I was “never going to get pregnant on my own” and needed all of these modalities and extra help. After my second miscarriage it came crashing down on me and I knew I needed to just scrap everything and start from the beginning.
Why did you choose to work with me?
[My fertility doctor] provided a medical and holistic approach to fertility and suggested I start with a PCOS diet and intervention in lifestyle- which would be led by you 🙂 I trusted his opinion and although I felt I knew a lot about nutrition it was time for me to have someone else tell me what to do and say it out loud.
What have been your results?
I was able to conceive naturally – be it timing, or an overall healing of my mind and body or a combination of the two I was able to conceive without medication or IVF (both of which I was open to doing, but felt in my heart of hearts I knew I could get pregnant on my own). I have been scared but this time around more trusting of the process and my body.
What would you say to someone considering working with me?
Even when you think you know, you have no idea. It has been so helpful to have someone to bounce ideas off of and to ask the difficult questions that circle around in your head all day but you never vocalize out loud. One plan and one place to work from helped with my energy going in every direction and focused me on a plan that felt both holistic and western.
Wondering about working with me? Let’s chat.