So, you have this life plan that you’ve mapped out that by a certain age, you’ll be married and have two kids, a dog, and a cat, maybe a hamster. You then meet the right guy and you thought your plan would start to unfold like it should. When that doesn’t happen, you realize that it wasn’t as easy as you thought it was going to be.
After years of searching for answers, you are handed a diagnosis of infertility. Your whole world is now turned upside down, your plan seems impossible to execute. Where do you go from here? What will happen if you try everything and pregnancy is still impossible? Who would you then become? Would you still be you? Would you feel like a failure? These are all the little voices inside of you that are nagging you constantly.
I want you to meet Shannon Wooten, my guest for today’s show. Shannon is an author, speaker and life coach. Her passion is to help women struggling to conceive to shift their mindset and find their self-value amidst a diagnosis such as infertility that makes you question who you are, what value you bring to the world now that you’ve been diagnosed with infertility, and how you can go on living in a reality that is not what you thought it would be.
Now, full disclosure I’ve known Shannon for quite some time. She is a patient of mine at Inner Peace Acupuncture. Through helping her on her journey, we’ve become close friends and business mastermind buddies. She is definitely a success story, but not in the way most of you think of success.
Just to warn you ahead of time, Shannon doesn’t hold anything back, she tells it like it is so there maybe some words that are inappropriate for young children, so I suggest that if you like to listen to my podcast in the car, please either put ear muff on your little ones or listen to it with your headphones plugged in.
And also I want to make it very clear that Shannon is not telling you to stop trying, nor is she saying that you don’t need a baby to be happy. On the contrary she is saying try your hearts out, but just don’t lose yourself in the process because you deserve to be happy, you are not defined by your diagnosis.
I’ve been tossing around the idea of offering a 1-on-1 fertility planning session for a while now. At first, I wasn’t sure how it would work, whether people would find value in it, and what if someone was already working with an acupuncturist or another alternative medicine doctor. But after a round of beta-testing with a few people, I think it’s going to work. Here is what it looks like:
So if you’re tired of being on the hamster wheels and feeling like you’re not making progress on your journey, let me help you get clarity on exactly what you need to do to get pregnant. If you’re interested, please send me an email and I’ll give you all the details. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In today's episode, I want to pull back the curtain and be totally transparent with you and give you a backstage pass into my world and what I’m doing to manage my PCOS. I’m going to share with you the lesson I’ve learned along the way from the past 15 years. And also I’m going to talk about what my diet looks like, how much I exercise, and my self-care routine and stress management routine.
This episode is not specifically for those who have PCOS, it’s for everyone. I’m just going to be using myself as an example, a case study whatever you want to call it, and give you ideas on the 3 areas where most people struggle and where you might be too.
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I love my job dearly and I've helped hundreds of women conceive. But inevitably, there are times of losses too.
Today, I'm going to be talking about one of the scariest topics when it comes to TTC. It's one of the biggest fears a woman will have and that is miscarriage. To try so hard to achieve success, only to lose it is an incredibly painful process to deal with. Physically and emotionally.
I get a ton of questions about what to do after a miscarriage, how to prevent a future one, and how to move on all the time. I've decided to pick three of the most commonly asked questions on this topic and dive into detail about each one.
The three questions I'm going to cover are:
1. What causes a miscarriage (there are actually three types of miscarriages)
2. How to prevent a miscarriage
3. When to start trying again
There's no easy way to recover from a miscarriage, but with each day it gets easier. I hope the information in this episode will help you along the way, and provide comfort for you in knowing that you were a mother no matter how short the duration.