I have been a fertility coach for about two decades and I have offered complimentary initial session for as long. What I know for sure is that fertility coaching isn’t for everyone, because it takes commitment, bravery and strength to look at your current situation in a different light.
Usually, when women or men take the leap to schedule a complimentary session it is because they’re experiencing a dark night of the soul. And about six months ago I received a request for a complimentary session from an amazingly beautiful woman who was in just such a place.
The infertility journey is tough and one you should never it do it alone. When you’re deep in the trenches through, you feel very alone. Most of your friends have no idea what you’re going through and they continue to get pregnant with no issues. Your parents are supportive but they don’t really get it because this type of thing wasn’t discussed in their time. You and your partner are close but you’re experiencing it very differently. Especially from an emotional/physical aspect. There are days you just don’t know where to turn.
I found myself in a very dark place emotionally after my 2nd failed IVF cycle. I was desperate for answers and desperate for guidance from someone who got it. All I wanted to do was cry and all I wanted was a hug. I wanted someone to help me reset my mindset, give me hope, and help me prepare for all of the crazy unknowns. I didn’t want to feel like a failure anymore.
One Monday morning, my desire to find positive light led me to take action, and that’s when I found Kristen Darcy in a Google search. I reached out to Kristen to setup an initial free phone console. In our first 30-minutes together, I immediately felt a connection. There was that sweet, cheerful, empathetic voice I had been looking for. I told her my story, we did visual exercises on the phone together, and she connected me with a brand new fertility clinic, CCRM that just opened in Boston (my husband and I had been looking for a new clinic). Kristen made a personal call to the doctor for me and helped me get setup. I knew right then and there that Kristen was the angel I was looking for.
My coaching practice is uniquely structured and client driven. We agree on a coaching plan that fits your life. For example, we can speak for a full hour weekly, have an ½-hour session two times per month, or have a check-in once a month. When we are working together our commitment to each other includes unlimited access to me via email, text or calls. Because sometimes stuff happens and you need a lifeline.
Kristen and I continued to work together for another 6 months. We met every couple of weeks or as needed. I can’t even begin to describe what a backbone she was for me every step of the way. She helped me develop effective strategies for communicating with my husband, dealing with uncomfortable social situations, managing my emotional pendulum, believing in positive mantras, and truly embracing each step of the fertility journey with grace and gratitude. Kristen was always available by phone, text, or email so I knew she was always there for me when I needed her.”
The fertility journey is so personal and different from person to person and from couple to couple. That’s where my years of experience come into play. Focusing on the client’s present situation, creating a plan which includes emotional, physical, spiritual and financial well being brings the end game closer and closer. The investment in coaching at a time when you’re overwhelmed physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially might be a stretch for you, but what I know is doing what you’ve always done will get what you’ve always gotten! (Wayne Dyer)
I am happy to report that my husband and I finally had success with our first positive pregnancy test after several IVF and IUI attempts, and Kristen was one of the first people I called. I truly believe now, when there is a balance between your mind, body, soul connection – it’s easier to achieve success. I didn’t believe that before and hated when people would say that to me, but honestly, it’s true and it’s hard to get there on your own.
If you’re on this journey and are looking for the best support out there, I highly recommend working with Kristen as your coach, support system, and fertility angel. She is a beautiful and passionate spirit that can help guide you through the toughest turbulence and help you break through and see the light. Big hugs to all of you out there on this journey. You are not alone. Always keep the faith XO.”
When you’re in that dark place, having someone hold the hope, faith and strategy for you is the bright light that can bring you out to the other side quicker!
Take advantage of a complimentary session and learn how my unique brand of coaching can help you today.