Now tell me what you want, what you really really want?

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Okay so you want to be pregnant and have a baby, or two or three. I really wish I could wave a magic wand and make that a reality for every single one of you. RIGHT. NOW. Sadly I don’t have magical powers but I do have other qualities that I’m told are powerful. I am a qualified cognitive hypnotherapist, an EFT practitioner and fertility coach. I have also been through infertility, I’ve felt like my heart has been ripped out again and again, I’ve hit rock bottom following failed treatment and I’ve suffered the blow of miscarriage.

My innermost feelings

I set up Embrace Fertility while going through this sh*t and shared my innermost feelings through my blog. (If you are new to the site then check out the Inspiration page and keep scrolling down for blogs on a whole host of subjects including IVF, jealousy, friends having babies, finding joyhow to cope with miscarriage and more.)

I set the intention to be happy again

I was doing everything I could think of to improve my fertility, acupuncture, herbs, diet changes but the fact that I wasn’t able to get pregnant was sending me deeper and deeper into depression. My Doctor offered me antidepressants or the chance to see a mindful fertility coach. I knew that the depression was stemming from my repetitive negative thinking rather than a chemical imbalance so I decided to address that thinking with the help of the mindfulness coach.
I threw myself into the practice and secretly wanted this to be the solution and pregnancy to come easily. But instead of a baby I found myself again and set the intention to get happy. Through my sessions with Carla I brought new clarity to my thinking and the way I was choosing to live my life. I made the huge decision to leave my career in furniture design and I retrained in the mindbody therapies that were helping me to be the happiest I had ever been even though I was still trying to conceive. I’m writing this post to make you aware that by setting intentions for yourself alongside the biggy of ” I want a baby” can make you feel more in control of your life when I imagine it feels completely out of control at times.

So what else do you want?

Perhaps you want to feel less stressed, happier, healthier, more connected to your partner. Set an intention now for what you would like to bring into your life. Write it down and then write down three things you are going to do to help move you towards this goal. For example if your intention is to feel less stressed and you could set the following three goals:
  • I intend to practice mindful meditation every day for at least 10 minutes.
  • I will assess my lifestyle and how I could bring more self care into my daily routine.
  • I will spend time each week focusing on clearing negative repetitive thinking by using emotional freedom technique (EFT).

Set intentions which are for you rather than with the exclusive aim of getting pregnant. For example continue with acupuncture if it makes the feel good rather than solely to boost your fertility. The fantastic side-effect of doing this as it has been proven that the more relaxed and happier you are the more fertile you are! Love it! Read more about that here.

Help along the way

Anxiety, overwhelm, anger, jealousy, depression and exhaustion. Just a few of the words I used to describe the repercussions of infertility I was experiencing before I discovered the mindbody techniques that allowed me to find peace of mind on my own fertility journey. (I now have a 4 year old son conceived naturally after four rounds of treatment and a miscarriage and a 2 year old daughter – read my story here.)
For me having the support of Carla and that time every week to focus solely on me and what was going on in my mind was key to me coming through the depression. If you would like dedicated support to move you towards your goals, including the one of becoming a mother then I invite you to join my 10 week Embrace fertility Method online course.

How can the Embrace Fertility Method support your journey to motherhood?

You want to do everything you can to support your body in conceiving and carrying the baby you long to hold. You want to give yourself the best possible chance of conceiving, be that naturally or from fertility treatment. Once you see those two little lines you want to be able to enjoy your pregnancy and allow yourself to feel excited rather than facing a new onslaught of anxiety.
Introducing the Embrace Fertility Method, giving you the tools to enhance your fertility. Empowering you to feel calm and confident while trying to conceive and during pregnancy following infertility.

The Embrace Fertility Method

  • Overcome anxiety and negative thinking to find peace of mind.
  • Recapture the excitement of when you first decided to try for a baby.
  • Learn how to love and trust your body.
  • Access your inner strength and build your resilience.
  • Connect with others and forge new friendships with people in a similar situation to yourself.
  • Prepare for your next step be that a lifestyle change, a treatment option or pregnancy itself.
  • Build a toolkit to help you throughout your journey, to combat jealousy, anger, worry and fear.
  • Strengthen your relationship with your partner
  • Develop patience, trust in yourself and your ability to handle anything in your life.
  • Embrace your journey to parenthood.
“I joined the course because I felt that I had already spent a lot of time and energy on preparing my body e.g. acupuncture, diet etc. and hadn’t really thought about my mind and how I could support myself through this. There is counselling at my clinic but at that time I didn’t feel at crisis I just wanted to have some techniques and to build a habit of nurturing and being kind to myself, so Embrace fitted that perfectly. I also do much better with courses where I am in contact with people rather than books etc. so the online community element was a big draw for me too.”
– Maeve, Embrace member

Get the support you need

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 support available before getting as low as I did.

Over to you

What do you really want on top of a baby? What intentions are you going to set for yourself? Leave a comment below or come and join the conversation within our fertility support community.

First time visiting Embrace Fertility?

I have created a FREE Fertility Support Pack to get you started with the mindbody techniques I share. It includes an hour-long introduction to mindfulness, a 5 minute meditation and an e-book that includes 10 easy ways to bring mindfulness into your day. For your free pack sign-up.

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