After I shared that our son arrived, someone on Instagram asked me if I encountered anxiety during labor and if so, how I got through.
I love this question and I’m glad she asked it! I've been pondering it ever since. I feel it's important to discuss, so here I am! Additionally, three of my past coaching clients are pregnant (also with boys!), so I thought this may be helpful.
In all honesty, I did not experience anxiety while in labor.
Don’t get me wrong-it was the most INTENSE and OVERWHELMINGLY emotio...
When we returned from our family trip to California, it was time to begin the IVF process. (You can read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 if you'd like to read the struggles and journey to this big decision!)
Once we decided to take the IVF route, I felt a weight lifted off of my shoulders. I knew it would be emotional and difficult at times, but I wasn't going to be alone. My husband, John, was fully on board and we had close family and friends who prayed for us every step of the way.
Finding gifts for our special family, friends, co-workers, clients, etc. can be difficult! I always try to pay close attention to what others are going through and what could help them be mindful and slow down.
I also understand that the holiday season is meant to feel magical, but sometimes ends up just being super overwhelming.
Being a highly sensitive + naturally anxious woman, I can relate all too well...
All of that grief worsened when my period came. It was such an intense time in my life that really affected me moving forward. I remember crying myself to sleep quite a few times because of the heartache I felt and not knowing what to do. I really tried to trust and understand that there was a plan and I couldn’t control it all. But that wasn’t always easy.
Being diagnosed with SIBO, going through grief and fertility treatments.