After experiencing 5 late first-trimester losses, I decided it was time to switch to a doctor who was more aligned with my own values relating to health and pregnancy. The new doctor checked my AMH levels for the first time and they were abnormally low, which meant that I likely had egg quality issues since getting pregnant wasn’t the struggle for me.
We went for IVF in order to participate in genetic testing but the first round failed miserably – I ended up with no viable embryos. It was devastating. My new doctor recommended that I start back at square one with the creation of healthy eggs, and she set me up with a fertility naturopath to assist me with overhauling my life and making it supportive of sustaining a pregnancy. One of the first changes she recommended was the Circle+Bloom program for IUI/IVF. She explained to me that studies on visualization and meditation show an increase in success rates and that it helps to calm the nervous system. So, every day of the four months between my first and second IVF cycle, I religiously listened to Circle and Bloom’s program. It became such a bright spot in my day – it was the one time of day that I set aside just for me. My husband and even my cats learned not to disturb me during those 15-20 minutes while I pictured my eggs growing healthy through each step of the process.
Our second IVF cycle was much more successful – I obtained 5 eggs of which two made it to day 5, and I continued on the Circle and Bloom program through our third cycle which yielded the same results. Three of our four embryos passed genetic testing with flying colours – a miraculous feat for someone with such low egg quality previously! I am certain that the combination of my diet changes and Circle and Bloom contributed to this incredible outcome. I have since had a successful transfer. I’d been told the two week wait would be so hard but I found it quite joyful, thanks to C+B. Within the hour of learning my test was positive, I purchased the program for Healthy Pregnancy. I can’t go a single day without listening to these meditations now that I’ve made them a part of my daily experience. I’m so looking forward to being supported by these wonderful meditations and visualizations throughout my pregnancy.
Thank you, Circle and Bloom, for helping me through this process with a sense of control and a healthy, happy mental state.