Conception Support

The Ups and Downs of Inseminations?

Trying to conceive (TTC) can be a difficult and confusing process.  It’s a big puzzle to figure out when you are ovulating, getting sperm samples, deciding between home or doctor’s office for inseminations.  You have to decide when to work with a Reproductive Endocrinologist or try simply with your OB/GYN etc.  Once women have navigated all the choices and done an insmeniation,  there is the dreaded 2 week wait (2WW) between an insemination and finding out whether you were successful. It can be an emotional roller coaster to face cycles of hope and disappoitnment. 

Many women feel very isolated and alone when they are going through fertility struggles (even when they are in a partnership) because they have not told people they are trying, or the people around them do not understand the particularly devastating impact fertility issues can bring up.  Others feel intense shame.  But you do not need to face this trying time alone. I can help you through one on one sessions and support groups.

I provide:

  • Logistical overview and guidance to navigate the reproductive world
  • Support dealing with the emotional ups and downs of trying to get pregnant.
  • Emotional and spiritual perspectives to deal with hope, disappointment and shame.
  • Help navigating both the alternative world of supplements, acupuncturists, naturopaths, etc., as well as the western medicine world of reproductive endocrinologists and fertility medicines.
  • Help getting to know your body.  Tips for tracking ovulation and other fertility signs.
  • Tools to integrate mind and body so that you can optimize fertility and stay calm throughout the journey to motherhood. 

You gain:

  • Spiritual and emotional perspective.
  • Tools to calm the mind and body both to enhance fertility and deal with intense emotions.
  • Support and compassion.

Support Groups: (contact me for upcoming groups) 

Topics include:   

  • Considerations for choosing a sperm donor.  Info about various sperm banks, the choice between Known and Unknown donors, spreadsheets, donor picking parties etc. 
  • Discussion of at home ICI and IUI inseminations, medicated cycles, IVF protocols.  
  • Help getting to know your body.  Tips for tracking ovulation and other fertility signs.
  • Discussion of herbs and techniques to boost fertility (possible guest speaker) 
  • Tools to integrate mind and body so that you can optimize fertility and stay calm throughout the journey to motherhood. 
  •  Asking for help, calling in your child’s spirit etc.
  •  Dealing with hope and disappointment of failed cycles

Chat Group: 

Join a chat group dedicated to women trying to conceive.  Share perspectives and resources. 

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