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Can the path to parenthood be more joyful?

Joy!

Joy!

I asked myself this, when I changed the heading to this blog….. I think it’s the journey and outcome of a string of experiences, that can be joyful. Even if there might not be a ‘biological’ baby at the end of it… Just knowing where you are headed with certainty can bring joy! On an uncertain journey such as this, where emotions peak and trough continuously, the path of creation can be a joyous one! Managing the pain and suffering that the experiences can bring, bring forth a different you, one with more compassion, understanding, and wisdom, as well as hope, faith, and peace. Of course it does depend on how you view this journey, and what you intend to get out of it, besides the obvious. As a coach, I am able to soften the corners when you get to the hairpin bends in the road. I am the collaborator, the mother, the mentor, the assistant architect, the catalyst, the guide – someone you can depend on to be there, and to be what you need me to be. That can create a joyful journey through the maze of deliberation, and waiting. Yet, as I say this, I know fully well, the emotional upheaval this journey brings… I know some of the pitfalls, and I know I can shine a light on some of those and catch them at the pass. My journey is ongoing…. my thoughts are on the possibility of donor egg, but hope is still alive, my flame is still burning, I am not ready to concede. What will be will be.

philosophically,

Coach Louise

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I just turned 40! My Fertility Journey.

I have just turned 40!  I don’t feel it.  It seems a little surreal.  What I have realised for myself, which I would like to share with you, is that ’40’ is just a label!   How I feel, and how my body has aged, is really what counts!  How we treat our bodies right now is what makes all the difference.   I do however have high FSH and I will be curious to see what the difference will now be,and  how I will be treated now that I have reach this next ‘barrier’.    I am doing a lot of things differently than when I first started the fertility journey.   Right now I am ona  course of Ayurvedic herbs, prescribed by an Ayurvedic Physician and Pulse Reader from India, called Dr Pankaj Naram.  He has treated the Dalai Lama!  Interestingly he is of the opinion that often it is the men that need the attention from an infertility standpoint, and so my husband is also on a whole load of herbs too.  I am open to new and natural wonders, and Dr Nuram truly has a gift, that has helped a number of infertile couples.   He was intuitively able to tell that I was a Life Coach just by touching my wrist, knowing that helping people is my priority! Reading a person’s pulse literally takes a minute or two, so he is therefore able to see 100’s of people everyday, and certainly doesn’t have time to do research on his patients (for you skeptics out there!)  He is the real McCoy!

So now I am doing the herbs, the juicing (going to get better at doing that every day), taking cell food in my water, checking my ph balance every morning, and drinking my Body Balance everyday (amazing stuff! – haven’t been sick for a year and a half!).   Once I get back from Spain at the end of the month, I will start my gentle exercise regime of walking 4 times a week, and swimming a couple of times a week.   Keep me accountable folks!   I lost 30lbs since last July, and so it should give me a better chance at success with the IVF I will probably undertake in October or November.    We will also see a specialist in NY, who has a slightly different approach, so I will be curious to hear what he has to say.  Been highly recommended so I will keep you informed.    Our previous endocrinologist feels he has done all he can for us, so now we are looking at doing things slightly differently.  Its ok to try someone else, they might have a different approach or perspective to your previous doctor, and now its our turn to go down that road.   We are open!

I am embracing 40!    and just keeping on track!

warming up those embies!

Coach Louise Crooks ~ The KeystoClarity! Coach

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