Keiko Zoll from The Infertility Voice reviewed our Egg+Embryo Donation Program for the Hopeful Parent.
Keiko Zoll is a leading infertility and women’s health writer. Writing since 2009, she has chronicled her personal journey with infertility as she and her husband seek to build their family through assisted reproductive technology. What started as an anonymous blog with only a handful followers, Zoll’s blog has become a powerhouse in the online infertility community.
Her blog has been recognized as a BlogHer.com Voice of the Year in the 2011 Perspectives category for her piece, “Infertility is Not a Social Condition.” A tireless advocate for both infertility-sensitive legislation and cultural empowerment for infertility patients, Keiko received the Health Impact Award in 2011 from Wellsphere.com for her achievements in the infertility community through her writing and advocacy. In 2010, Keiko received the Hope Award for Best Viral Video from RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association for her short film, What IF: A Portrait of Infertility Since it was uploaded in April 2010, the video has been viewed nearly half a million times.
Keiko first sent Sue and I an email in late August…
Dear Joanne & Sue:
I hope you're well and feeling as bittersweet as I am about the unofficial last weekend of summer. I wanted to reach out to you both and sing my praises for the Donated Egg for the Hopeful Parent program. I've been listening to it religiously, sometimes even in combination with the Energy for Empowerment Sleep program (even with my husband!) and I can't speak highly enough of it.
I'm still listening to CD4-6, and Joanne's words: "Feel that your uterus is extending its arms to ready itself for the embrace of a lifetime" – I just can't shake them. They've resonated so deeply with me, on a very spiritual level and I keep turning to them in my mind when I start to feel myself get overwhelmed by the prospect of what still lies ahead.
This is an excerpt from her posted review on her website:
I have been listening to Circle+Bloom’s Egg + Embryo Donation Program For the Hopeful Parent since I began taking my estrogen on Cycle Day 2. It’s been fantastic, as my begin to align body and mind towards our singular goal. I’ve slept better than I have in months, as Joanne’s voice gently carries me toward restful, rejuvenating slumber.
In full disclosure, I received a copy of this program from Circle+Bloom… and I’m so glad I did. I find myself revisiting the guided meditations during the day, when I find myself getting overwhelmed at the prospect of what lies ahead of us. It’s not just the mind-body support that’s been helpful, but the emotional benefits as well. The Donor Egg Circle+Bloom program allows for that emotional response, making room for our hearts to burst with nervousness, excitement and even longing – before intentionally positioning our mind towards positive outcomes. It’s splendid.
I love that there are tracks for so many different parts of the donor egg IVF cycle experience: three different suppression period meditations, then meditations categorized very specifically for the estrogen part: days 1-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11 through transfer. There’s an extended meditation for the transfer procedure itself and then three more tracks for the infamous two-week wait.
Having listened to all the suppression and estrogen meditations, I’ve felt the anxious edge taken off of my excitement and felt myself gravitate more towards joy and empowered hope.
Click to read full review on Keiko's site…