The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road and stress of trying to conceive - whether that's through experiencing loss, navigating IVF, IUI and infertility, or just not finding TTC as easy as we thought it would be at school. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin shares mindset hacks, real talk, practical tips and interviews others on how they've navigated their rocky road to parenthood. Join Robyn, an award-winning podcaster and qualified Life Coach and Mind Body Practitioner (with fertility warrior street cred too) as she helps you step back into the drivers' seat of your fertility journey and feeling calmer, more confident and more supported with every step.
Is it a sign from the universe….
Is it a sign from the universe or something else? I know that when I was on my fertility journey, at the start there, there were MANY times when I questioned whether the universe was sending me a sign that I wasn’t meant to be a mother.
Years later, as my entire emotional wellbeing has changed, I know better.
And just the other day I caught myself saying to a friend that I was receiving all of these signs from the universe… before then ‘resetting’ in my mind and asking myself the truer, deeper questions that I needed to ask.
Tune into today’s episode and see (especially right at the end) how to truly know what to do when you think you’re seeing signs all around and also how our brain influences what we see.
And… if you’ve seen, we’re about to close the doors on The Reset program. If you’d like to know more, click here
5 reasons guided meditations may not be working for you
This is for anyone who has tried meditating, but still feels heavy under the weight of trying to conceive, and why meditations might not be working for you.
Over the years I’ve worked with hundreds of women in my programs, previously The Fertility Warrior Intensive but now my program is called The Reset and… it’s been really interesting because so many of the women I’ve worked with are… just like me.
Type A personalities.
I was the type who really and truly struggled with:
Not being able to hard work myself into getting pregnant
Feeling out of control in my life and not knowing what my future would look like
And so many of the women we’ve worked with are exactly the same.
My programs haven’t supported them with education on getting pregnant because honestly, the majority of women, haven’t needed it - being educated hasn’t been the problem - everyone is already (by and large) taking the supplements, eating a healthy diet, knows when they’re ovulating.
And almost everyone has also already tried meditating to feel better.
For some it helps a little, for some it has made them feel more anxious (which has then often led to them feeling like they’re doing it wrong or they’re broken). So spoiler alert - you’re not broken… but meditating might not be right for you, or might not be enough.
Tune into today’s podcast to learn more about:
The 5 reasons guided meditations might not be working for you
What might be a better strategy for women who’ve experienced trauma
The 3 pillars we focus on in my program, The Reset
And don’t forget, if you haven’t already - make sure you jump in to catch my free masterclass on how to cope with negative pregnancy tests here.
INVITE: how to cope with negative pregnancy tests
We’d love to invite you to our free Masterclass
How to cope with negative pregnancy tests (and other setbacks), regardless of whether you’ve been trying to conceive for 6 months or 6 years.
Tickets are free, but limited.
Register and get yours at robynbirkin.com/masterclass
How to reply when they ask when you'll get pregnant
This podcast is jam-packed with practical advice and tips on what to reply when they ask when you’ll get pregnant…. And are actually secretly trying to conceive, but it might be taking longer than you anticipated.
You know… those family functions, milestone birthdays with friends, or even work functions and things shift when they ask you this.
In this podcast I talk about:
What it felt like for me when I was asked this question
Some actual phrases you can use (and the direction to think about in advance)
What you can say to work to let them know you need some flexibility
One thing you might not have considered that could be super helpful in letting people know gently
Don’t forget to get your free ticket to my upcoming masterclass here, or put your name down on the waitlist for The Reset so you get first dibs (and best rewards) here.
When you feel upset about your friend’s pregnancy
One of the moments etched into my mind from my season of trying to conceive was a friend’s birthday party and it was one of many times that I felt sad.. And just deflated by a friend’s pregnancy.
I was still recovering from hyperstimlation and a medical miscarriage and the last thing on earth that I felt like doing was celebrating… and so while everyone else did, I dragged myself along with a big water bottle…. And while they all dressed up… I just wore a black summer dress.
This was my rock bottom season, and yet there she was, absolutely gorgeous and glowing with her four month pregnant belly.
In this podcast, I talk more about this story and what it felt like for me
My take on jealousy
The reframe that helped me feel better.
When you’re finally pregnant but terrified…
One of the biggest misconceptions that I work through with clients is that as soon as you get pregnant, the anxiety melts away - and I feel really passionate about not promoting that myth…. Because I’ve seen too many times that it keeps us stuck in not seeking help. Instead… what it does… is stop us from developing true emotional coping skills that will support us through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
On today’s podcast I talk about:
What getting pregnant looks like and what to expect
How getting help might change once you’re pregnant and what that looks like
How to take charge of your pregnancy now.
So relatable it’s not funny
I often find myself talking back to Robyn like we’re in a conversation, laughing and just agreeing with everything she says. She’s real, honest and so truly helpful on what can be a very difficult, isolating yet fulfilling journey. I’m so blessed I found this podcast and have Robyn on my team during my TTC journey. I’m feeling more like a warrior everyday !
Love your vibe
I love Robyn and her calming yet realistic nature. She is a normal human and often says exactly what I am thinking. Her vibe is calm and he advice is sensible. I like that she talks like a normal human and isn’t afraid to be real.
I started listening to Robyn’s podcast about 4 months ago and I’ve absolutely loved every podcast since. She has so much knowledge on infertility and has helped me make a lot of positive changes towards my health. More than that she helps you feel better on a bad day. I haven’t had any friends go through infertility so having Robyn share her experiences and emotions feels so comforting as it confirms what you are feeling is normal, she makes you feel not alone. I love her mindset work and I know one day when I do get pregnant listening to Robyns advice has helped me so much on my journey :D!!