My first child, David, was due on Mother’s Day. Had he lived, he would be turning 11 about now. I’m a mother now, but my heart always aches on Mother’s Day for both the women who want children and don’t or can’t have them and for those who have lost children and miss them horribly.
While you celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, stop for a moment and remember those who are dealing with infertility or coping with the loss of a child.
I was so thrilled to be pregnant when we found out about him. We had been trying for a while, and I had been diagnosed with PCOS and told that I’d never have children by my doctor because my hormones were so messed up. Just getting pregnant was a triumph and I felt a lot of hope for the pregnancy after having been told I wouldn’t have a family. The miscarriage felt like just another failure, after feeling for so long that my body had failed me when it took infertility treatments to become pregnant.
Infertility was heart-wrenching. I didn’t just have to deal with feeling like my body had failed, I also had to deal with all of the stupid and insensitive remarks, and painful reminders of how my body had failed all around me. At one point in my social circle of 10 women, I was the only one who wasn’t pregnant or holding a newborn. I got tired of people who insisted I babysit for them, participate in children’s activities/ministries and gave plenty of rude, demeaning and unsolicited advice in the name of ‘helping’ me.
The Mother’s Day he was due was one of the hardest things I had ever faced in my life up until that point. I was already pregnant with my daughter, but that didn’t lessen how difficult it was for me to sit through a church service that day. We took a week off and went on vacation because I just needed a break from it all.
I wish I had had resources available to me during that time period that would have helped me with my health and dealing with the loss and the difficult road of infertility. Fortunately, for those dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss today, there are many more resources.
The current Natural Fertility eBook Bundle is an awesome resource for anyone who wishes to get pregnant, is struggling with infertility or has small children. Let’s look at some of the resources available.
10 ebooks about fertility and health
Fertilize Yourself by Natalie Kringoudis of Melbourne Natural Fertility ($19.95)
This ebook is all about priming your body for fertility, with plenty of tips and tricks for a wellness overhaul, and the ‘how to’ steps to set yourself up to win. If you’re struggling with your fertility, or even just your general health, this ebook can help you navigate your way to being fueled and fighting fertility fit!
Making Super Sperm by Bridgit Danner of Joyful Mammas ($29.00)
The genetics of your baby are 50% from the dad, and 30 – 70 % of infertility cases involve male factor. Get a strong start for your baby by Making Super Sperm from the start!
Fertility Smoothies: Elixirs for Optimal Fertility by Hethir Rodriguez of Natural Fertility Info ($19.95)
In this book Hethir shares with you how to create a wide variety of delicious superfood smoothies to help boost your fertility naturally.
Overcoming Infertility with EFT by Sarah Holland of Fertile Mindset ($20.00)
The ultimate guide and practical workbook using the cutting edge technique of EFT for emotional healing on your fertility journey. Includes detailed but simple to follow EFT instructions, and easy to use worksheets to recognize and reverse your own negative beliefs and self-talk surrounding trying for a baby, heal yourself from traumas and damaging experiences that may be harming your fertility and much much more!
Eat Your Way to Parenthood by Gabriela Rosa of Natural Fertility Breakthrough ($35.00)
Gabriela Rosa reminds us how a balanced and nutritious diet provides the building blocks for a healthy sperm, egg and baby. This book is both a guide to the process of fertility and the basics of good nutrition, as well as a manual of recipes that cleverly combine the scientific research with balanced, tasty and nutritious ingredients.
Maiden to Mother by Stephanie Brandt Cornais of Mama and Baby Love
The Mama and Baby Love Guide to a Conscious Childbearing Year, containing easy-to-understand information about everything you absolutely must know as you begin your journey to motherhood. Stephanie gives you all the juicy tidbits, and lessons she has learned from working with pregnant couples for the past decade and from her own experience with being pregnant and a new mom.
Zero in on Ovulation by Sally Moran of Get Pregnant Fast ($17.00)
Knowing when you ovulate shouldn’t be a mystery, but many women struggle to understand when their most fertile time of month is. Learn about the different methods of determining ovulation, what can delay ovulation, what herbs help promote ovulation or cervical fluid, symptoms of ovulation, problems with ovulation (including PCOS and luteal phase defect), the effects of using Clomid or Femara, and more. Bonus sections on male infertility, baby gender selection, frequently asked ovulation questions, as well as one-on-one e-mail consultation with the author.
A Modern Girl’s Guide to Natural Fertility by Marni Hotchkiss of Bridge to Baby ($15.00)
Natural fertility in today’s modern world encompasses the foods we eat, our behaviors, and our thoughts. Take a deeper look into how tools/apps as well as the right foods and other holistic approaches can positively impact pregnancy success.
Cleansing for Conception by Donielle Baker of Naturally Knocked Up ($6.95)
There are times in our life where we need to simply slow down and allow our bodies to clear out the toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis. One of these times is when you’re thinking about becoming pregnant. This ebook will show you the many ways that you can alter your diet and lifestyle so that your body naturally and gently cleanses in preparation for conception. (pre-release copy – no one else will see it until late summer 2013!)
Three Strategies for Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Russell Davis of The Fertile Mind ($9.97)
Research shows utilizing mind-body techniques can double your chances of getting pregnant. This ebook contains practical steps to get off the emotional roller-coaster, find a sense of peace on your journey and actively utilizing your mind-body link to increase your chances of success.
2 ebooks that speak to the heart
Pain Redeemed by Natasha Metzler of NatashaMetzler.com ($4.95)
The author of Pain Redeemed takes you on a journey through her own walk with infertility and with honesty and raw truthfulness tells the story of God meeting her there, right in the middle.”
Celebrating Pregnancy Again by Francesca Cox of so this is love ($8.00)
This book is to encourage any bereaved mother experiencing pregnancy again, and help her embrace this bittersweet journey.
Bonus Material on Infertility
- Six Tips to Enhance Fertility in Women with PCOS by Jess Pedersen CHCC of Be Mama Be Well
- Secrets of Stress Resilient Moms, audio teleclass by Lisa Byrne of Well Grounded Life
- Making Super Sperm, audio book by Bridgit Danner of Joyful Mammas
- It Takes Two to Make a Healthy Baby (audio) with Dr. Erika Siegel of Nourish Me
- Food for Fertility daily checklist by Donielle Baker of Naturally Knocked Up
- KerryAnn Foster of Cooking Traditional Foods The Cooking Traditional Foods’ Menu Mailer covers breakfast, lunch and dinner based on the guidelines in the Naturally Knocked Up Fertility Foods Checklist.
- Free Fertility Relaxation Program from Circle and Bloom
- One month premium membership at Fertility Flower
- One hour video seminar with Russell Davis of The Fertile Mind
In total there are 30 eBooks, 7 menu plans and lots of bonuses totaling a $450 value, for only $34.95.
You also get many coupon codes and you’re entered into a drawing for $900 or products.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to provide yourself with awesome resources, no matter where you are on your fertility journey.
Click here to see the entire list of eBooks, menu plans and resources available in this bundle.
Click here to order the bundle and go straight to check-out.
Do hurry, as Monday, May 13th at midnight is when the sale ends. It will be over soon and this bundle won’t be available again! Snag it while you can.
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