It’s a book of stories of hope about fertility against all odds, written for people who want to conceive, who have been trying and have difficulties conceiving at this moment.
At the core of our existence is the undeniable and natural desire to create life. Every year, however, millions of people around the globe are shocked to find themselves facing fertility challenges. Somewhere along the line in my practice of TCM, I developed a special interest in fertility issues, and in the course of my twenty-five-year practice, I’ve treated and counselled thousands of couples with fertility challenges.
At this point, I’ve seen it all: the heartbreak, the grief and shame, the hope, and the joy of eventual pregnancy and childbirth. This book includes stories, both instructional and inspirational, to anyone experiencing infertility or seeking to understand it. These real stories offer hope, humour, and a healthy dose of practical advice—advice that is often overlooked by mainstream practitioners but easy to incorporate into your life.
My hope in writing this book is that these accounts of women’s and couples’ fertility struggles will inspire you to take charge and become proactive in your reproductive health and overall well-being. One of the best things you can do for yourself when trying to get pregnant is to focus on yourself—to relax and be in the moment rather than focusing your energy on trying to put a baby in your belly.
Through your fertility journey, you will find there is no one “right way” to build a family, but there is a way that’s right for you. The inward focus demanded by the drive to procreate necessitates a holistic and intuitive combination of Western and Eastern medical traditions, plus a huge dose of love and self-acceptance. A strong foundation of balance and aligned energy enhances the possibility of conception.
By blending new research in the field of epigenetics with experiences from Eastern and Western medicine, Pathways to Pregnancy can guide you in optimizing your chances of conceiving while nourishing the unborn mother in you. Rather than dealing alone with the overwhelming amount of contradictory information online, Pathways to Pregnancy can help you navigate the fertility world, dispel your shame, decrease your stress, discover the surprising interconnectedness of life, and renew your belief that you can overcome infertility.