On average it takes 6-9 months for my clients to conceive once they start working with me. So let's get started now. I use Skype to connect with clients outside of the Chicagoland area and meet in person with those who live in the northern suburbs.
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...
"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action." Benjamin Disraeli
I read this quote and thought of all the men and women trying to conceive, attempting IVF or standing in line waiting for their baby in the adoption world. If you just wait for a baby to appear
I'm so excited to announce my new website. Here are a few highlights.
▪ Testimonials. Thank you for all who shared!
▪ Hear me speak; my teleseminar recording and an interview about infertility are found on the sidebar on the Meet Jenilyn page.
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
Mother’s Day can often be the most challenging of holidays when trying to conceive or waiting to be picked for an adoption plan. Be sure to take care of yourself next weekend.
Here are a few ideas: Make your visit with family brief, especially if it’s too painful to see bumps and little ones
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
Let’s gather to support, uplift and prepare for the change in temperature and wind. Autumn brings an opportunity to change our attitudes and thought patterns in a new direction. What changes would you like to make?
Join me Sunday, September 20, 2015 for a 5k walk or run. Race proceeds benefit the Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation, whose mission is to alleviate mental and physical distress of people diagnosed with infertility through education and financial assistance.Click here for more details.