I have not been on the Fertile Heart website for many months, but felt compelled to share my story of hope. I came to Julia’s website www.fertileheart.com just over a year ago with 6 failed IUIs, 5 failed IVF cycles, and 4 more cancelled IVF attempts. I had been trying to have a child for over 6 years and went through every medical route possible. I was 40 years old and was being told by some of the best doctors in the field that I needed to strongly consider donor eggs. My heart was broken from all the cycles of hope, followed by disappointment, and I felt in deep despair. I could not endure putting my body or my heart through another IVF cycle. In robotically searching the web for some sort of hope, I came across Fertile Heart. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical, but I had exhausted the medical route and thought a break to do something good for my body and mind was what I needed right then.
After thoroughly reading every page of Julia’s website, I decided to go for it. I loved her saying that at a minimum I’d be getting myself into the best health possible. I bought both her books and signed up for her workshop. That was in November of 2011. The workshop was amazing. Again, a bit skeptical as we first drove up, but the whole experience really changed me. I left feeling a huge weight lifted off of me and a positive energy of hope I hadn’t felt in a long time. At the same time, I was doing everything I could to improve my physical health. I gave up caffine, alcohol, dairy, meat (still ate lots of seafood), and wheat/gluten. I also started juicing every day and getting wheat grass shots at my local Whole Foods 3-4x a week. I addition, I signed up for the Fertile Heart Teleconferences and did my Fertile Heart Imagery twice a day. I figured if I was going to do this program, I was going to put 110% of myself into it.
Some days were not as easy as others. When I felt I wasn’t connecting in my visualizations, Julia suggested sketching after my imagery, which was very powerful for me. Sometimes I’d surprise myself when I’d just let myself draw what came to mind. I also took an art class to get connected with a side of me that had been long neglected.
And doing all of this worked!! I started eating healthy and using the Fertile Heart tools in November of 2011, attended the workshop in December of 2011 and was pregnant by the end of that month! Unfortunately I miscarried in January, but felt like something was working. I continued putting 110% into the program and by April of 2012 I was pregnant again…and this time I carried to term!! I now have a beautiful baby girl. My husband cleaned off a wishbone from a chicken the other night and asked what I was going to wish for. I had no idea…for the past seven years I had one and only one wish and it came true!! I couldn’t be happier and hope that my story inspires those of you that there is hope.