Crossing the bridge from trying to conceive to exploring adoption is not easy. In fact, it can be pretty overwhelming, so much so that it may keep you from even taking the first step. Let me take that first step with you.
Stephanie, public information officer & kickboxing instructor, Columbus, OH
If you’ve been struggling to conceive, Jenilyn Gilbert is the woman for you! Jenilyn was recommended by a friend and from the first time I heard her sweet, caring voice I knew she was going to be a part of my journey. I had been trying to get pregnant for more than a year, working with doctors for months with no results and getting extremely frustrated. It’s then I decided to try a fertility coach...
“You will all be mothers,” Jenilyn told us, a group of battle fatigued infertile woman, “How you get there might not be the way you imagined it, but you will be mothers.” She said it with such certainty and authority. At the time I had been battling infertility for 6 years and I was extremely skeptical, almost angry that she would say something like that. How could be so sure? I guess I was angry because my hopes had been raised many times by multiple infertility “cures” and I was determined not to be bamboozled again by such claims...
The fertility journey was a tough road for me. I experienced over two years of fertility doctor visits, expensive meds, and endless frustration with “unexplained infertility”. In the end, the doc declared there was nothing more to be done.
This was when I turned to Jenilyn. What a kind and bright soul she is. She truly understands this crazy journey and guided me out of the dark hole...
Karoline, at home mama, baker, writer, & photographer, www.karolineskitchen.com, Lisle, IL
Most people don’t have any idea that secondary infertility exists. When someone has a baby or a young child, the first thing others ask is, “When are you having another?” If the mother responds that they are struggling to have a second child, the typical response is, “Well, you got pregnant before, why would it be an issue? Maybe you just need to relax.” But, secondary infertility is a real thing, and it can be emotionally devastating...
Yes, even in the summer, Oriental Medicine recommends warm foods for women trying to conceive. However, it is my belief that everybody’s body is different. I have seen women get pregnant when they were vegetarians, vegans and on the raw food diet. Yet, if you have digestive issues
Most of my fertility clients are also working with an acupuncturist, either because I recommended one to them or they were already going. On occasion I meet a woman who does not fall asleep or relax during her session and instead is a bit anxious and uncomfortable. I have created a few ideas to
March 21st is the Spring Equinox and I’ll be teaching a yoga set to help strengthen the immune system along with so many other wonderful goodies.
I hope you can make it. We have room for a couple more women. Let me know by March 18th.
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. We will be lighting a candle during our fertility support group at 7PM and keeping it lit for one hour. Feel free to do the same at your home at 7PM. Imagine all of us creating these lighthouses around the world. Together let us connect through
There are many misconceptions around adopting a baby. Below are five myths I hear frequently from my clients or people who are speaking to my clients concerning adoption.
Myth 1: Once you adopt you will get pregnant. Although every blue moon a woman does get pregnant after she adopts, it is not a
Last week I wrote about using power poses as a way of regaining your confidence. I found another story along those same lines this week, only instead of a psychologist this was around a female poker player named Annie Duke.
Annie found her inner strength while playing in an all male poker
Last week I shared a video about laughter yoga and one of the highlights from it was that you don’t have to feel happy to benefit from smiling or laughing; in other words you can “fake it, ’til you make it.” Today, I learned that the same can be done for our sense of confidence and power.
Many books speak about the negative effects of stress on the reproductive system, but knowing this sometimes adds even more stress. Besides support groups, meditation and sharing your feelings with someone, laughter yoga is the most fun way to cope with stress. In this video, John Clease
When bad news comes you expect it to make you feel sad or angry or a whole host of other feelings… but what happens when both bad news and good news bring you down? Case in point; learning someone is pregnant. Normally this goes in the ‘good news’ bucket and it balances out all the hard
As we release the summer and move towards autumn, let us connect with each other and create a space of healing and comfort. Starting September 3rd at 6:30PM we will be starting a 6 week series focusing on bringing more comfort into our lives as we wait for our babies.
Whether you are waiting for
Listen to a wonderful hour long interview from Seane Corn on NPR’s On Being to understand more how we are addicted to tension as a way of blocking ourselves from feeling our feelings.
Seane Corn’s Interview