Fertility

How can I support you?

How can I support you?

I’m writing this post to make you aware of all of the support that is available to you. I left it far too long before seeking help and really hit rock bottom before getting the support I desperately needed. My hope is that you find Embrace Fertility and really make use of all of the…

One-to-one support through challenge and change

One-to-one support through challenge and change

  I am now on maternity leave. All of my online resources are still available including my natural cycle and IVF cycle hypnosis packages and the embrace mindful fertility online video courses .  If you are looking for one-to-one support then I highly recommend contacting my colleague Emily. Resilience Resilience doesn’t mean being positive and strong, or showing happiness all the time. Resilience is only tested…

Reflexology for fertility

Reflexology for fertility

Reflexology is all about bringing balance, harmony and well-being to the body. At times in our lives, we find ourselves ‘out-of-sorts’ and our body needs equilibrium in order to keep working healthily.  Reflexology is the technique of applying gentle pressure to reflex areas on the feet, or hands, to stimulate the body’s own healing process…

The Mother’s Day we should be having

The Mother’s Day we should be having

Mother’s Day, like Christmas and our birthdays, is a time when it is really difficult not to think about how we had expected our lives to turn out. Each year I thought that by the next I would have my baby and be taking him or her with me to our annual Mother’s Day meal…

Nurture and Nourish You this Valentine’s Day

Nurture and Nourish You this Valentine’s Day

If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I encourage women to nurture and nourish themselves while trying to conceive. It is so easy to find self-care at the end of a very long list of fertility preparations, appointments and general all-consuming worry. The Little Things Over the years…

Hands up who is jealous of Kate? Coping with jealousy while TTC.

Hands up who is jealous of Kate? Coping with jealousy while TTC.

I’m re-sharing this blog as from me coping with jealousy was huge. Originally posted July 2013. This post was originally going to be called “Green Eyed Scary Lady!” but I decided to adapt it as, unless you live in a cave, you will know that Kate Middleton as was has had her baby and even…

Mini Mindfulness Challenge Part 2

Mini Mindfulness Challenge Part 2

// We are half way through our mini mindfulness challenge and so I thought I would give an overview of some of the posts I have shared. The challenge continues for a further two weeks so come and join us on the Embrace Fertility Facebook page or the secret support group . A selection of posts and pictures Day 14: “Yesterday I made a decision which…

Mini Mindfulness Challenge

Mini Mindfulness Challenge

// I originally started writing about the power of setting intentions but I have decided to save that post and instead set myself a challenge which I invite you to join me on. Every year my resolutions list would read something like this; Feel less stressed Feel happier Feel more connected to my friends and…

My gift to you 50% off MP3s

My gift to you 50% off MP3s

//   Christmas can suck while trying to conceive so I invite you to join our FREE secret Facebook community for support over Christmas  Sign-up now My gift to you use the following discount codes for up to 50% off the Embrace MP3s and online video courses: ‘EmbraceChristmas’ for 50% off any of my MP3s which start at…

A trying to conceive at Christmas poem

A trying to conceive at Christmas poem

A poem for everyone trying to conceive this Christmas. To be read in the rhythm of T’was the night before Christmas . T’was the month before Christmas T’was the month before Christmas and my thoughts turn to babies At what point in my life did that change from Baileys? I’ve been tracking ovulation each month with care In the hope…

Fertility friendly natural skincare from Weleda

Fertility friendly natural skincare from Weleda

When you are trying to conceive you want to ensure that you are doing everything possible to support your fertility. Due to the fact that I had been diagnosed with endometriosis I went down the route of cutting out all foods that contained or mimicked oestrogen in the body, so dairy, non-organic meats and eggs,…

How I stopped the Infertility Grinch from stealing Christmas

How I stopped the Infertility Grinch from stealing Christmas

‘I long to experience the excitement of the family going to buy the tree and decorating it to the sound of cheesy Christmas classics. This year we’ve decided to go away. Somewhere hot. Somewhere we’re not reminded of the family we haven’t got.’ Jessica Hepburn I had just read Jessica Hepburn’s “The pursuit of motherhood”…

How to stop the Infertility Grinch from stealing Christmas

How to stop the Infertility Grinch from stealing Christmas

‘I long to experience the excitement of the family going to buy the tree and decorating it to the sound of cheesy Christmas classics. This year we’ve decided to go away. Somewhere hot. Somewhere we’re not reminded of the family we haven’t got.’ Jessica Hepburn I had just read Jessica Hepburn’s “The pursuit of motherhood”…

0 to 6 babies in 4 years!

0 to 6 babies in 4 years!

When you desperately want a baby and a baby doesn’t come your life can begin to feel very very empty. For me I began to feel physically empty as my friends bellies grew with new life while mine stayed flat(ish). Our flat felt empty as I am imagined the baby noises and laughter that should…

Surviving the holidays while trying to conceive

Surviving the holidays while trying to conceive

What with Thanksgiving this week and the launch of the John Lewis advert marking the start of the Christmas frenzy here in the UK I thought it would be perfect timing to talk about surviving the holiday season. This time of year is a time for gratitude for all that we have, the flipside of…

What scares you?

What scares you?

It’s Halloween and everyone is talking about what scares them. It is also the first day of Fertility Awareness week so many are talking openly about their struggle to conceive. Before I started trying for a baby the following things scared me: Chesney Hawkes of ‘I am the one and only’ fame Ski Lifts The…

Emotional Management for Fertility

Emotional Management for Fertility

The emotional rollercoaster we go through while trying to conceive can be overwhelming. The hope and excitement we feel at the beginning can give way to frustration and fear with one negative result after another. Holding it together in front of friends and work colleagues can seem impossible at times and fluctuating hormones can compound the…

Can hypnosis get you pregnant?

Can hypnosis get you pregnant?

We have all heard stories of that certain something that someone did in order to finally get pregnant – acupuncture, herbs, reflexology, the magic pill that put an end to their infertility. We read something or receive a recommendation and put all our hopes in this being IT. For some people it works and then…

Are you trying to get pregnant & sick of being told to just relax?

Are you trying to get pregnant & sick of being told to just relax?

‘Just relax.’ ‘Stay positive.’ and the best one yet ‘Just don’t think about it.’ So many of us are given this ‘helpful advice’ when the fact is that unless someone has personally experienced wanting to start a family and then being denied this choice it is impossible for them to understand. Deep breath and prepare for…

Infertility and Depression 2 for the price of 1

Infertility and Depression 2 for the price of 1

The dictionary definition of infertile is: 1. Absent or diminished fertility. 2. The persistent inability to conceive a child. And (part of) the dictionary definition of depression is: 1. A feeling of being extremely unhappy. 2. A condition in which a person is so unhappy they cannot live a normal life. 3. An area, which…

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What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness?

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Meditations

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