Fertility Success Stories and Testimonials
|Often the most powerful “fertility drugs” and antidotes to medical pessimism are the stories of other women who have travelled the road you’re on and turned their challenges into life-changing opportunities. Over the years, we have collected stories from women and men that would tilt the scale in favor of hope. They intend to inform and cheer you on as you become more grounded in knowing what’s possible for you. I invite you to read them carefully; sometimes a small detail in someone else’s story can open the door to your own healing.We are not alone in our journeys. Take a look at the moving blogs posts of Fertile Heart Visionary Mom’s who give back by sharing their stories. Whether they’re stories of natural conception or if IVF if is the road you choose, you might be encouraged about how they have used the Ovum tools to turn IVF into a journey of healing: Fertile Heart/IVF successes here.|
Comments are from Fertile Heart™ workshop participants. A number of Julia Indichova’s former clients are also available for interview. Film clips from a currently filmed documentary are available upon request.
Louise M., Boston, MA
Dear Julia, I’m not sure if you will remember me, (I know that you meet so many women in your workshops and travels). I attended your workshop in March. I also participated in your phone circles during the spring and summer. I am writing to tell you that I am pregnant! I am 32 weeks today! This baby is a miracle for us. I turned 44 in May and have experienced 3 miscarriages prior to this pregnancy. This will be our first child. I wanted to thank you for your books, the workshop and the phone circle. I think that all of it had a cumulative effect in helping me create this baby. The workshop in particular really helped me to not give up and to believe that my “assignment” was to do the work and to believe that I could create a healthy baby. What you wrote in your books, talked about in the workshop and the phone circle were like medicine for me. As I write this to you I can feel the baby moving. What an amazing feeling it is!!!! Thanks so much for the work that you are doing. Your approach to infertility is life changing and very empowering.”
Debbie A., Boston, MA
I attended Julia’s workshop last November. I had read her book and joined a few phone circles as well. I am 43 years old and my husband and I had been trying to conceive since our wedding. We initially had no problem getting pregnant several times but I ended up with three miscarriages, and a second trimester termination.
After one failed IUI and three failed IVFs we were going to do one more IVF in January. It was around this time that I attended Julia’s group session in Woodstock. I attended alone while my husband explored the town. I remember during the early part of the session in the morning I was crying and sobbing deeply. I was embarrassed as it seemed that no one else was crying really hard or getting so emotional. But by the time I had come to the workshop I had so much pent up grief, frustration, disappointment, anger and sorrow over what we had been through that I just had to release it. And I felt like Julia’s story was so powerful and that she understood these feelings of desperation and grief.
After that workshop I truly felt lighter—the experience seemed like an awakening for me or a new chapter enabling me to move forward. I also felt happier. I thought about what Julia said about going back to things you really enjoyed doing when you were younger—one of the things I used to love to do was to go dancing. At Thanksgiving I found myself dancing to the radio and singing and felt really free and happier than I had felt in a long time. When I allowed myself to do the visualizations during the workshop I could really see my baby in a highchair smiling at me in the beginning of the visualization and then floating out in space as I went outside to go towards the bubble.
Only a few weeks after the workshop I got pregnant naturally in November. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy on August 14, 2006. His name is Isaiah—the name means “saved by God”. Given the grim statistics that the fertility doctors were giving me due to my age and the long journey it took to conceive Isaiah, this name seems very appropriate.
I want to thank you, Julia for sharing your story through your incredible book, the phone circles and for hosting these powerful workshops. I truly hope that my story can reach someone who is about to give up and inspire them to not give up, trust your heart and try to open your heart to the possibility of your dream—it can happen. I am grateful every day to you, Julia, and all the people in my life who have played a role in helping me keep my faith and belief. My dream came true and my beautiful boy landed from his bubble in the universe at a time when he was ready.
Y.L., New York City
I attended Julia’s workshop on December 5th. By the end of January, I was pregnant. We got pregnant naturally, something that my husband and I had dismissed as a possibility long ago.
Before attending the workshop, I was extremely depressed. My friends and family kept telling me that I needed to relax. But HOW!!! I was scared that I was running out of time. We had been trying for four years. I had been through three different infertility doctors and was starting with my fourth doctor. I had been to see two different infertility psychologists and a hypnotist. It seemed like no one really cared and that I was just another “patient”. My depression became worse and worse with each passing day. But everything changed the day I went to Julia’s workshop.
We found, in Julia, someone who was really concerned and wanted to do everything possible to help. Her heart is pure, her love is genuine and her positive attitude radiates from her. We left the workshop with a new sense of being. We felt happy and positive about our chances to conceive. Using her “fertile tools”, I didn’t have time to be depressed. Of course I still had some doubts and I was still afraid. But my attitude was much more positive.
I remember telling my husband, when I found out I was pregnant, his reaction was “What are you talking about !?” He couldn’t believe it. After trying for so long (IVF, IUI) without success, we could not believe that it happened like this. Julia’s workshop was the turning point and I hope that it can do the same for all of you. (By the way there were eleven women (and six men) in that workshop and eight of them are very pregnant now.)
Denise K., New Jersey
I am 17 weeks now & I feel great. Thank you so much for an incredible workshop, and the phone circles. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was very excited and happy, but struggling so much with fear. I had an early miscarriage last year, the one other time I had ever gotten pregnant in 3 years. Hearing all of your voices was very calming to me. Your work is such a blessing. If anyone wanting to attend a workshop should hesitate due to the added cost of a hotel, please put them in contact with me. I welcome anyone to come and stay with me & my husband. We would assist them in anyway we could to get them to Woodstock. I believe so much in what you do and would want anyone longing to be there to have the opportunity.
Thank You so much…..for everything!
Karmen R., London, England
I was diagnosed with endometriosis about two years ago and had laproscopic surgery six months later. I tried to get pregnant for about two years, before and after the surgery, to no avail. I did two IUI’s, which didn’t work and finally decided on my 37th birthday to move on to IVF. My husband and I went to see a high-flying fertility doctor in Manhattan and he gave us a pep talk about IVF, saying that I was an ideal candidate. He did some routine hormone tests and I resigned myself to doing the procedure, though my heart wasn’t in it.
I did a day 3 FSH test on a Sunday and got a call later that day from a nurse. She told me my FSH was 17.8 and that the “cut-off” for IVF was 12 or 14. I looked this up on the web after talking to her, desperate for information, and read numerous reports confirming this. I went into shock. My husband and I spent the day crying, feeling like someone just read us a death sentence. Then at one point I got up off the couch, marched over to the health food store, got myself a huge green juice and made up in my mind that I was going to fight this.
On the way home I passed Barnes and Nobles and floated up to the childbirth section to look for any shred of information on high FSH. Julia Indichova’s book Inconceivable caught my attention and I immediately bought it and brought it home. This was the beginning of a magical process that would change my life and affirm to me the potential of my own power to change and create circumstances in my life, even beyond pregnancy.
I raced through Julia’s excellent book, which was arresting in its honesty, candor and straight-forward telling of her incredible story. The book was full of excellent information, sometimes deceptively simple, but what I now know to have been the key to what later shifted the course of my life. I was extremely impressed with her emphasis on trusting your own resources and treating doctor’s advice as just guidance, and not the word of god.
I immediately logged on to Julia’s website fertileheart.com and found out that she was having one of her workshops the very next day in Manhattan. I cancelled my plans and showed up to a room full of women at all stages of experience—some were pregnant, some had just happily adopted, some were just embarking on the conception route and some had been at it for a while. In the center of this circle was a small, Eastern European magician with a disarming manner and an irreverent mouth that I instantly loved—Julia Indichova. What she taught me that day and in the one-day workshop my husband and I subsequently attended in Woodstock will last me a lifetime. Today I am 20 weeks pregnant with a little boy and girl (twins!).
I did do IVF in the end—after cleaning out my body and doing Julia’s “body talk” and other techniques, I ended up bringing my FSH down to 5.2—a huge drop my doctors in London, my second home, said they had never before seen. With extra phone sessions with Julia, I navigated my way through fertility treatment. Julia is a gem in the world and way ahead of her time. What she has taught me will stay with me long after my children are born.
Deirdre C., Westchester, NY
I wanted to write and briefly tell my story. All my life, I longed to have a baby. I got married at age 39, and wondered if I was “too old” to make my dream a reality. I was elated when I conceived naturally after six months of trying. Unfortunately, I miscarried in my fifth week. We began trying again, only to conceive again six months later, and again, miscarry in the fifth week. I was devastated. I was now over forty years old, and all the books and articles that I read did not have an optimistic tone at all. It was terribly discouraging. It was then that I heard about Julia and her work, and was intrigued. Julia held a talk in a local library, and I attended. I thought it was most empowering, and I began to really explore some of my feelings on the subject more deeply, doing research, and I began to employ many of her concepts and really take them to heart into my daily life. I also attended a workshop, she gave at the time in NY, through the Learning Annex. Well, exactly six months later, I conceived yet again, at age 41—only, this time, the outcome was far different! I enjoyed a perfect pregnancy, and gave birth to a healthy and beautiful little girl named Carina in August. Julia’s work is phenomenal!
Maia, Madrid, Spain
I live in Spain, and I had been trying to get pregnant for over three years. After many years on the birth control pill, once stopping it my cycles became very irregular and scarce. My doctor told me that my ovaries had become “lazy” and “older” than my then 33 years. I was also told that I was not ovulating regularly and that it would take me so much longer to become pregnant and that my only solution was IVF. Meanwhile my husband was diagnosed with low sperm count. I did IVF 4 times in 3 years, always creating very few embryos due to the very few eggs I produced. After my third try I was even told to try with donor eggs. But I wanted to try again with my own eggs. In my fourth IVF I only created one egg, which turned into a high-quality embryo, but it still did not work. I went through a very tough time afterwards, feeling very down, angry and just very very sad.
On a business trip to NYC a couple of months later I stumbled onto Julia’s book in a bookstore. Reading it gave me so much hope, even though I also had been having a good diet and had also done acupuncture for a year. But her experience along with the other women at the end of the book inspired me to not give up. I wrote to Julia’s web page and she herself wrote me back, giving me a lot of hope. We were able to set up a phone date and her information and guidance was very useful to me. My husband and I planned a trip to the US after Christmas, to take a relaxing New England vacation.
I was able to set up a private consultation in Woodstock with Julia since there were no workshops given at the time, making the trip even more worthwhile. We decided to spend a night at a B&B in Woodstock the day we were meeting Julia. She met with us in the afternoon and made us open our eyes, and taught us a number of exercises that we could do on our own and together with my husband. We also talked about the visualizations she had sent to me on a CD. It was a very interesting visit and we took away a lot. The rest of the trip was just as memorable as Woodstock, visiting quaint towns where cellular phones did not work!!
Little did I know that a few days later I was to become pregnant naturally!!! It was just an incredible miracle to start the new year. I was just in so much “shock” that this miracle has happened to me, and NATURALLY after so many heartaches and 4 failed IVFs, really incredible! I am now 17 weeks pregnant and have been feeling and doing very well.
Kathy I., New Jersey
Two years ago today I took Julia’s workshop through the Learning Annex. It was Saint Patrick’s day and my friend Alice and I went. We sat in the first row and I was so moved and inspired by Julia and her experience that I decided to join her Fertile Heart Circle Meetings in New York city. I now have a son Alejandro who is 2 months old today. I know my meeting Julia and her work was a huge contribution to my getting pregnant naturally at age 43 and giving birth 3 days before my 44th birthday. I strongly encourage anyone interested in getting pregnant or “giving birth” to whatever that may be to take Julia’s workshop. I am forwarding Julia’s information to the women in my life.
Thank you Julia,
Amy D., Chicago, IL
Dear Julia, I hope you remember me. My husband and I flew to your workshop from Chicago, in the spring. At that time we had one miscarriage and went on to have 2 more. After the 2nd one, my doctor did agree to test my tissues, etc. and found that it had been a healthy baby girl. I only knew about the 3rd pregnancy for a week or so and it was very early. After all of my reading and your support among many others, I did relate with stories of women with phospholipid antibodies. Basically with this condition, blood clots and cuts off the nutrients to the baby. I had to fight to be diagnosed with this. The perinatologist said it was rare and did not believe I had it. He finally agreed to blood test and had me retested indicating the 1st was an error. I finally received that call saying I had this diagnosis. We are due 3/28 with a baby boy and I have been on injections of blood thinner for the entire pregnancy. Thank you so much for your class, the support, and most of all the encouragement to listen to my body.
Although my “cure” was medical, I’m sure I would have gone through many more miscarriages and may have likely given up at the hope of a family. We even had decided to postpone trying and in the meantime were given this wonderful surprise, completely unplanned. Your book and workshop helped bring me there.
God Bless. You are a wonderful person providing what is most needed out there. You support those in despair and teach people hope. I really don’t think that we would be having this family had I not read your book, met you, and took your class. I sincerely cannot thank you enough!!!
Lillian L., San Francisco, CA
Dear Julia, I just wanted to give you an update and to take the opportunity to say a million thanks to you for all the support and the blessings you have brought into my life. I am in my 18th week and beginning to feel the baby moving. The results of the amnio came back normal. I think of you everyday, especially when doing my imagery exercises. I remember reading your book and going to the workshop that same weekend. That was two years ago. I don’t think I could’ve ever made it to this point without your support and compassion. I am very, very grateful!!!
Mary M., New Jersey
Hi. My name is Mary and I was in your May 21st workshop. I just wanted to write you directly to tell you that I am pregnant. I got pregnant one month after attending your workshop. As you can imagine, there are no words to describe my joy but I did want to share this with you. So far all looks good and I am 13 weeks pregnant. I really don’t believe I would have gotten pregnant had I not read your book and attended your workshop. Both have been life altering for me. I feel you have given so much to me and if there is anything I can give back to you (i.e., spreading the word, using my story), ANYTHING, I would feel lucky to do it. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Jo Z., Northern California
Julia, I’M PREGNANT!!!! Yes, it happened!!! Julia, this has been such a jubilant time—the affirmation from the universe of what I always knew deep down was possible, but was sometimes too afraid to dream—that I am fertile, that my baby CAN come to me, that there is nothing ‘wrong’ with me. Your workshop, phone circles and work helped me remember that so many times when my faith was shaky. My sincere thanks for your brilliant support, your intuitive guidance, and unflagging belief in this journey being a most blessed event in all of our lives.
Cheryl D., Detroit, MI
I attended your Oct 17 session in Woodstock. I’m the lady that traveled from Detroit, Michigan. Well, I wanted you to know that I’m starting my second trimester today. I’m due August 1. So, I actually got pregnant a month after attending your retreat. I wanted to wait to let you know when I reached this point in my pregnancy. I really appreciated the techniques that you discussed at your seminar. I also bought your imagery tape which I’m using. Thank you again for your assistance. I have been recommending your book.
Virginia D., New York, NY
Dearest Julia, YES!!!! I am PREGNANT!!! Opening the doors to the “dark side” truly allowed more space for my body child and heart to open and receive a BABY!!! Tears of joy and gratitude escape my eyes as I tell you that I am securely in my second trimester, glowing, showing and growing, and SO grateful for your guidance along the way! Today marks a year since we attended the workshop in Woodstock, and some three years of focused attempts to conceive. Thank you for helping me face fears that I have long denied, and for bolstering my courage and faith. You are such a gift! Thank you, Julia!!! Love from Michael, me, and our growing baby!
Beth H., Los Angeles, CA
Hi Julia, I’m sorry it’s taken me over a week to send you this email… but we’ve been a little busy. =) On October 3rd, at 2:17pm, weighing in at 8 lbs, 7 ounces and 21 inches tall, we welcomed Miko into the world. We are all doing great. I wanted to personally thank you for everything you’ve done for us. You opened our eyes to a new way of looking at things and it helped. Thank you. Thanks for all your love and prayers! We are truly blessed!
Susan G., Northport Long Island, NY
Dear Julia, I attended your weekend session and was inspired by your words. You said we all have a Journey to undergo. I accepted that statement and believed that no matter the outcome I will go through this journey a better person. After six miscarriages in five years I finally conceived on my own at the age of 43 and delivered a beautiful healthy baby boy at age 44 on Feb 7 this year. Of course I tried different holistic methods that I believe helped but my detachment from the outcome I believe helped me relax. This work not only helped me conceive, but changed the way I live my life and practice medicine. Thank you Julia. I really appreciate your book, your weekend session, your tapes, your web site and your devotion to help us all.