This incredible email was waiting for me on this Monday morning and I thought I would share it with you in all its glory. Thank YOU Jennifer for writing this, for using our programs and promising to shout from the rooftops when you hit your second trimester! She is a patient of Mike Berkley of the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness in NYC, who offers our programs to every patient while they are being treated. We love that!
Subject: Just wanted to say thanks!!
I’ve been trying to get pregnant via IUI with donor sperm for the last year. It’s been an incredibly stressful and disappointing process, not to mention expensive! At the beginning of September my doctor told me we would have to do a natural cycle this month, because there was a cyst in my ovary that hadn’t quite resolved. I was so upset I actually cried on the phone to the nurse who gave me the news. It felt like this month was going to be a total waste of time, money, and emotional energy.
I had done acupuncture intermittently during this past year, but figured it couldn’t hurt to focus on it this month when we weren’t doing any other medical interventions. The acupuncturist recommended the Circle & Bloom meditation series. I have meditated in the past, but never regularly or consistently. But I started doing the meditations in the morning and at night, every day. I found they made me so much calmer in every area of my life, and kept my thinking much more positive. I didn’t get trapped in negative ruminations and sink into depression like I had other months.
I was recommending the meditations to my friends, just based on how much better I felt when I was doing them, and how much easier they made this whole process. But then this morning I took a pregnancy test, and I was pregnant! And given that this was a “natural” cycle, I have to give full credit to the meditations.
Thank you so much, and I promise that, assuming all goes well, in three months when I tell people I am pregnant, I will also become one of your most ardent promoters.