January 13, 2019

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. 

I journaled daily...

November 29, 2018

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.

November 5, 2018

When all of that wasn’t working to get pregnant (see part 1), I decided to ask my midwife for some help (yup, I already had her lined up and was seeing her for my gynecology exams).

She referred me to an OB/GYN who could run some tests on both me and the hubby to see if we could get some answers:

  • Blood work to check my hormonal levels.

  • Transvaginal ultrasound. (Yup IN the vagina)

  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) Test. X-ray procedure to view inside the uterus and fallopian tubes to check for any blockages. This...

October 22, 2018

I have written this blog post in my head over and over and feel it's finally time to put it into words to share....

My mission is to give women hope through anxiety so they can find peace and purpose within. I feel it is important for me to share about my own personal struggles because life is full of ups and downs. It’s super helpful to know you’re not alone during difficult times.

Did you know that 1 in 8 couples struggle to get/stay pregnant? I didn’t until my husband/high school sweetheart and I became one of thos...

August 23, 2018

I am totally embracing and recording my pregnancy, especially as it’s something I desired for so, so long. Although this is not a fertility/pregnancy/baby/mom blog, I do believe in sharing my personal experiences in life and offering hope and inspiration to women, especially around anxiety.

I will eventually be sharing more details about our fertility/IVF journey, but for now thought I’d give personal insight into my first trimester, since I love reading/hearing others’ experiences. I am truly fascinated with how dif...

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Shayna Mahoney

Holistic Life Coach

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