Unexplained Infertility: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

June 12, 2017

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Stephanie. She and her husband have been together just short of forever, as they met in chemistry class way back in high school. After she felt something might be wrong, she underwent some basic testing with her OB, who diagnosed her with unexplained infertility. Just a few short weeks later, she found out she was pregnant. Unfortunately, that pregnancy tragically was an ectopic and lost a few weeks later. Join us to hear how she became healthier, learned a lot about her body, and finally became pregnant again with a holistic approach.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • At age 34, Stephanie is a marriage and family therapist who has started a fertility coaching program and now hosts a podcast
  • For fun, Stephanie sings and plays guitar and is really into physical fitness and movies
  • Before infertility, Stephanie was independent, driven by personal goals, and a perfectionist
  • How she met her husband in high school
  • As a couple, Stephanie and her husband are open, genuine, fun, silly, and playful
  • How Stephanie wanted to be a mom since high school
  • The desire for flexible career hours and health consciousness stemmed from her desire to be a mom
  • Learning to pay attention to her body
  • After four years of trying, preliminary tests with her obstetrician
  • An unexpected ectopic pregnancy
  • Why Stephanie chose to pursue a holistic lifestyle
  • Stephanie became discouraged, but never lost all hope, due to her strong Christian faith
  • The incredible love and support as they pursued the adoption process
  • How the adoption process went forward through the state foster care system
  • Stephanie’s lifestyle changes: new diets, essential oils, reducing toxicity, supplements, fertility awareness method, acupuncture, and hormone balance
  • Her food sensitivities and digestive issues
  • Finally, success in August 2016, with a positive pregnancy test
  • Relief when the ultrasound showed proper implantation and a healthy heartbeat
  • Why Stephanie felt compelled to try to spread awareness
  • The birth of Stephanie’s daughter four weeks ago
  • How infertility has changed Stephanie: “It’s changed me in so many ways, like how I view people in pain. I have more compassion and empathy and a heart for people who are grieving. I’m more hopeful.”
  • Stephanie’s advice to herself back then: “Stop trying to control everything. Let go and know that things are going to work out when they are supposed to.”

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