The Fertility Rollercoaster, with Heidi Brockmyre

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #137

When trying to conceive, the process of peeing on a stick can be fraught with emotions, and having to work on boosting your fertility month after month, or undergo treatments, can take over your life, bringing forth feelings of guilt, resentment, isolation, grief, and much stress. What can you do to make this a more enjoyable ride? Heidi Brockmyre has answers. Check it out.

 

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What we talked about:

  • The usual steps in the standard western-medicine fertility journey
  • The whole-body approach of Chinese Medicine
  • Dealing with guilt, resentment, overwhelm, stress, sense of failure, self-sacrifice… and all the other feelings that come up
  • Experiencing a miscarriage and loss
  • Acknowledging and healing from trauma
  • Preparing yourself emotionally for what this process entails
  • When fertility takes over your whole life
  • Stress management
  • Seeing it as an act of self-love and self-care, or self-sacrifice?
  • Self-care practices
  • The value of acupuncture and acupressure

 

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[mark]About Heidi Brockmyre[/mark]

Heidi Brockmyre is an acupuncturist, herbalist and fertility and pregnancy specialist with a background in Chinese medicine.

She has over 10 years of experience helping women grow their families. She’s supported hundreds of women in her clinic in San Diego, and thousands of women around the world in her online community.

Heidi focuses on helping women create total fertility wellness by preparing the mind, body, and spirit for fertility and pregnancy through her virtual fertility self-acupressure programs.

Read more at heidibrockmyre.com or join the conversation on Facebook page, Facebook support group, Pinterest, and Twitter (@heidibrokmyre)
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