Hey, infertility warrior

Are you feeling hopeless? Stuck? Confused? Alone?

If so, you've come to the

About You

Do you have a deep-rooted need to build your family yesterday but struggle to do so? As you watch friends and family become pregnant easily over and over, do you worry it might never happen for you?

Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of finding a fertility clinic, starting treatments, or moving to the next stage in your journey? Although you’ve heard how common infertility is, do you have no one in your life to help guide you through the process and hold your hand along the way?

I'm going to let you in on a secret...

You’re already a mom. Our goal is to make you a parent.

It took me a long time to come to the realization that I was a mom long before my daughter Aurora was born. She made me a parent, but I became a mom the moment we started trying to conceive — the moment we wanted to add children to our family and opened our hearts to that unconditional love we’d bring those future children.

The fastest way to realize your dream of becoming a parent is to:

  • Get educated about the complicated journey that is infertility.
  • Regain hope that success is possible.
  • Build resiliency against anything that might come up throughout your journey.
  • Learn to advocate for yourself with your fertility treatment team.
  • Partner with someone who’s been there, can validate your feelings, and can provide research and guidance the whole way.

I work with women who:

  • Struggle to build their families the ‘old-fashioned way.’
  • May have suffered one or more pregnancy loss.
  • Place a greater emphasis on Western medicine over Eastern, holistic medicine.
  • Are ready to feel like a whole person again, rather than be solely defined by their infertility.
  • Consider their furbaby (or furbabies) a part of the family.

I’m Heather, and
I’ve been where you are.

Years
IVF Cycles
Miscarriages
Stillbirths
Live Child

My Story

In April 2015, I hit the lowest point in my infertility journey. To recap up until that point: four years, six transfers (two fresh, four frozen), four miscarriages, and stillborn twins.

And to top it all off, my April transfer had just gone epically bad. Of the 10 eggs retrieved, only one turned into a (barely) viable embryo, I had to be hospitalized for internal bleeding following the retrieval, and the embryologist (finally) discovered I had been producing poor quality eggs my entire journey.

At first, I wallowed. Big time.

But when I woke up on Mother’s Day the following month, I decided to make a change. Hope wasn’t going to find me on its own — I had to put in the effort to find it. That’s when I recorded my first Beat Infertility podcast episode.

Six weeks later...

I went through my third fresh transfer (seventh overall) and, as they say, the rest is history.

If you’ve ever listened to the podcast, you can probably I believe in the healing power of hope. Don’t get me wrong, just like stress doesn’t cause infertility, the presence of hope cannot cure it. But it can have a tremendous impact on your journey and overall life.

...grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Hope

Let’s take a moment to define hope.

Hope is the belief that the future will be better than the present and you have the power to make it so.

Hope is hard work.

Hopeful people are realists. They realize there will be a lot of obstacles between Point A (trying to conceive) and Point B (child in their arms). But they come up with plans to overcome those obstacles. They are not shy about reaching out for support and help. They understand that sometimes changing course, even just a little bit, is necessary.

Wishing, on the other hand, is the belief that the goal — building your family — will manifest into reality without the hard work. This is a passive approach that undermines the willpower you have for that goal.

Up until that Mother’s Day, I had really been just wishing.

Don't be like me at that point in my journey.

Now What?

At this point you’re probably wondering, OK, Heather, I’ve decided I want to be hopeful, but how exactly do I go about doing that?

There are two types of people:

1. Those who let adversity define and consume them.
2. Those who initially get knocked down by adversity but stand right back up, ready to fight.

You are still reading this because you are the latter.

You are the Type A who’s worked hard for everything she has. And in other areas of your life, you’re killin’ it like a boss. But you’re struggling to apply the ‘hard work equals success’ principle to your infertility journey. That’s exactly why I created this program.

Some topics we might cover in our sessions:

  • Developing ways to relieve stress and regain hope
  • Evaluating your current doctor/clinic
  • Reviewing past protocols and brainstorming new ones
  • Analyzing ultrasound and blood work results during a cycle
  • Preparing questions to ask ahead of an upcoming appointment
  • Strategizing how to survive the TWW
  • Ascertaining the best way to respond to friends, family, and co-workers in various situations
  • Rediscovering who you are and what you’re passionate about
  • And so much more!

What to expect

Education

Much like we say battling infertility can become a second full-time job, grasping the ins and outs seemingly requires an advanced degree. I’ll help you better understand your body and the process, so you feel informed and back in control in no time.

Hope

You don’t have to come to me full of hope and positive energy about the future of your infertility journey. In fact, I wouldn’t expect it. While I don’t have a green thumb when it comes to actual gardening, I can help you plant the seed of hope and nurture it over time.

Resilience

During the winter, when tree branches take on too much snow, they gently bend without breaking to let go of the weight. Over time, nature has learned how to adapt — and so, too, can you. Together, we can tackle whatever your infertility journey throws your way.

Self-Advocacy

I wasn’t successful until I realized I had a voice — and learned how to use it. Unfortunately for me, that wasn’t until the cycle of my seventh transfer. Luckily for you, I can help you find your voice and figure out how to best wield it.

Partnership

I’m here to provide you answers to the questions you have — and the ones you don’t even know to ask. I’m here to help pick up the pieces when it feels like your world is falling apart — and celebrate even your smallest wins. Simply put, I’m here — every step of the way. 

Who I am

A Realist

Your feelings are valid. Although no one should stay in the dark place for too long, I'll make that journey with you -- and help you find your way back out. No 'just think positive.'

Excellent Listener

Whether it's during our one-on-one sessions or via text messages while you hide in the bathroom at work, I am here to listen to your hopes and fears about building your family.

A Researcher

In addition to being naturally curious, I love getting down into the nitty-gritty of individuals' unique infertility journeys -- and the questions still left unanswered.

No B.S.

Although I wish I could promise you a quick and successful pregnancy, alas, I cannot. But I can promise you no B.S. Our relationship will be one of kindness, honesty, and transparency.

What they say

Two Options

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS

ONE-TIME INTENSIVES

Silver Member

minimum commitment of 3 months
$ 247 / month
  • Weekly 15-minute or bi-weekly 30-minute one-on-one sessions with me, using a combination of my coaching methodology and your unique journey
  • Discounted additional one-on-one sessions
  • Between session resources and 'homework,' such as personality assessments and goal tracking
  • $50 credit for every monthly member and $25 credit for every one-time intensive referred

Platinum Member

minimum commitment of 3 months
$ 997 / month
  • Weekly 45-minute one-on-one sessions with me, using a combination of my coaching methodology and your unique journey
  • Discounted additional one-on-one sessions
  • Unlimited text messaging support between sessions
  • Between session resources and 'homework,' such as personality assessments and goal tracking
  • Cycle concierge support, such as scheduling appointments and obtaining copies of medical results
  • $50 credit for every monthly member and $25 credit for every one-time intensive referred
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Gold Member

minimum commitment of 3 months
$ 497 / month
  • Weekly 30-minute one-on-one sessions with me, using a combination of my coaching methodology and your unique journey
  • Discounted additional one-on-one sessions
  • Between session resources and 'homework,' such as personality assessments and goal tracking
  • $50 credit for every monthly member and $25 credit for every one-time intensive referred

Invest in Yourself

I know how scary it is to invest in yourself at this stage of your infertility journey, but I also know the power of allowing yourself to be supported at such a crucial time.

You also deserve the best fit for you. So, let’s get on the phone and find out if that’s us. Use the scheduling tool below to pick a date and time that work best for you.

What are you waiting for?