Welcome to the Embrace Fertility podcast I’m Naomi Woolfson, a therapist who specialises in supporting women through trying to conceive, fertility treatments and then pregnancy and birth following infertility. Having been through infertility myself and being fascinated with the mind-body techniques that led me from anxiety and depression back to myself again, I retrained as a therapist and now specialise in supporting others through infertility. Visit www.embracefertility.co.uk for your free stress less fertility support pack and follow me on Insta and Facebook @embracefertility.
The Unique Heartbreak of TFMR - Terminating a wanted pregnancy
Episode 115: This week's episode is an expert interview with with Sabrina Fletcher, The TFMR (Termination for medical reasons) Doula. The heartbreak of losing a wanted baby
Sabrina companions bereaved parents through the unique heartbreak of losing a wanted baby to TFMR pregnancy loss. Through support groups and holistic healing she walks alongside as her community members learn to live again from the deep deep love they have for their babies and themselves.
We discuss three ways to live from the love you have for your baby and get through your underworld journey of such an intimate death and grief.
Connect with Sabrina
Helping bereaved parents in the aftermath of a poor prenatal/maternal/perinatal diagnosis and the heartbreaking decision to terminate a wanted pregnancy (TFMR).
As your bereavement doula, I support you as you navigate grief after baby loss. So you can learn to honor your baby and your grief and move in the world from the love you have for your child.
Apply to join Facebook Group: Thetfmrdoula.com/facebookgroup
TFMR grief circles www.thetfmrdoula.com/ascend-apply
Connect with Naomi
I'm Naomi Woolfson, of Embrace Fertility, a therapist specialising in supporting women emotionally and energetically through trying to conceive, fertility treatments and then pregnancy and birth following infertility.
My partner and I went through almost 4 years of infertility, IUI’s, IVF, anxiety, surgery and a miscarriage before we went on to conceive both of our ginger children naturally!
Alongside supporting clients globally in one to one therapy and coaching sessions I run a 12 week mind-body programme guiding women through the 5 steps of my unique Embrace Fertility Method; Comfort, Coping, Connection, Clearing and finally Creating.
I also offer specialist pregnancy support and run a hypnobirthing course Embrace Bump to Baby.
Visit www.embracefertility.co.uk for more details on what I do and follow me on Instagram @embracefertility
The power of therapy while coping with infertility or pregnancy loss.
Episode 114: Walking and talking about the power of working with a therapist during this time in your life and the things you should expect from the person supporting you.
I then describe AMDR the trauma release technique I use. Here is some feedback that inspired this episode:
"The AMDR sessions just keep blowing my mind every time I experience one. I have tried lots of different mind shift techniques before like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which is powerful but AMDR is like Superman defeating Lex Luthor in one go!!!
I can not express enough how powerful this technique is. Every time I have something that pops up which takes me back to a past experience/memory and I'm overly emotional about it or have experienced an emotional situation in the present where I wouldn't normally be, I reach out to the amazing Naomi for an AMDR session so I can move through it quicker than I would normally using EFT. If anybody is on the fence about an AMDR just give it a go, you have nothing to loose and you definitely will not regret it!"- Crystal
Sign up for my latest free class replay here: www.embracefertility.co.uk/free-class
I'm Naomi Woolfson, of Embrace Fertility, a therapist specialising in supporting women through trying to conceive, fertility treatments and then pregnancy and birth following infertility. My partner and I went through almost 4 years of infertility, IUI’s, IVF, anxiety, surgery and a miscarriage before we went on to conceive both of our ginger children naturally! Alongside supporting clients globally in one to one therapy and coaching sessions I run a 12 week mind-body programme guiding women through the 5 steps of my unique Embrace Fertility Method; Comfort, Coping, Connection, Clearing and finally Creating. I also offer specialist pregnancy support and run a hypnobirthing course Embrace Bump to Baby. Visit https://embracefertility.co.uk for details on what I do.Follow me on Instagram @embracefertility (www.instagram.com/embracefertility)
Let’s connect on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/naomi-woolfson
4 ways to approach Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year while TTC
Episode 113: Are you dreading the weeks ahead? Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year.
You can't quite believe another ENTIRE year has gone by and you still don't have your baby. You're putting so much pressure on yourself to be pregnant by the end of 2023 you might actually implode.
And you're not sure how you are going to get through the celebrations, the social gathers and the never ending cheer.
I've got you.
In this episode I talk about the four options you have for how you go into the holiday season.
Also talk about the free class that I ran last year "Holiday Survival Guide for those trying to conceive"
This years class will run on Sunday 19th November at 8pm GMT sign up here: www.embracefertility.co.uk/free-class
Come and say hi @embracefertility on Instagram.
Emotionally and energetically prepare for IVF - part 3
Episode 112: The final installation of my three part series on how to emotionally and energetically prepare for IVF. As I’ve said in previous episodes this is also suitable for anyone who is trying to get pregnant without the help of fertility treatment.
Today I’m talking about how to align with pregnancy and parenthood and share the scientifically proven mind-body techniques to help you to do that.
I also share a fertility visualisation to guide you to imagine stepping into your future when you have your child.
Please only listen to this part of the podcast when it is safe to do so. By listening you agreed to take full responsibility for your own well-being.
Do you let me know how it feels to visualise in this way.
If you’d like to make fertility visualisation an ongoing part of your conception plan check out:
Visualisations and hypnosis for fertility and IVF
Deeply Relax and Visualise. These MP3s have been written and recorded to allow you to experience deep relaxation, enhance your fertility and guide you to connect deeply with your body, your future child and your inner strength.Hypnosis and visualisations can enhance fertility and support success by:🌟 Guiding the body into a state of deep relaxation🌟 Releasing fears and negative beliefs🌟 Giving the unconscious mind a clear goal to work towards
All my top MP3s in one powerful bundle
I've grouped all my top tracks so this digital bundle includes:🍍Natural Cycle Hypnosis Package 🍍Assisted Cycle Hypnosis Package (IVF/IUI/ICSI)🍍Visualisations and Affirmations for Pregnancy🍍Hypnosis for Pain Management
🍍The self soothers guidance video.Worth £100 invest in yourself and your happiness for just £55.
If you’d like to step into a community of women who are consciously choosing to use the mind-body link to support their fertility journey come and join The Embrace Fertility Method which includes Embrace Circle membership.
The Embrace Fertility Method
For unique personal support I have space to take on just two more one-to-one clients this side of Christmas with the shift package. Contact me here to apply for a free clarity call to discuss if I am the best therapist for you.
The Shift Package 1-1 coaching
Resources mentioned in episode:
Part one of series: https://www.embracefertility.co.uk/blog/ivfprep
Part two of series:
How to decide when to start or continue fertility treatment
You do not need to be perfect in order to get pregnant
Other useful blogs: Laparoscopy Preparation and Packing List
Emotionally and energetically prepare for IVF - part 2
Episode 111: Today I’m sharing how you can clear the way for pregnancy. As mentioned last week these techniques are also suitable if you are trying to conceive without the support of fertility treatments.
Part one of this podcast series:
Replay of class now available:
Come and follow me on Instagram for daily inspiration and mind-body techniques:
Emotionally and energetically prepare for IVF - part 1
Episode 110: Part one of three. Today I’m taking about resilience, The Four D’s and how to raise your vibration in preparation for IVF. (This episode will also be beneficial for those trying without the support of treatment.)
I've added a Meditation 15 mins into the Embrace Fertility mind-body app that you get instant access to when you sign up for the free class : www.embracefertility.co.uk/free-class
You make appreciate these other episodes:
How to decide when to start or continue fertility treatment
You do not need to be perfect in order to get pregnant
How to avoid burnout while trying to get pregnant
Laparoscopy Preparation and Packing List
5 Stars! The ULTIMATE support, comfort and help for your fertility journey
Finding Naomi and Embrace Fertility has been one of the best decisions I’ve made; she’s helped me through some very difficult times, and helped me not give up.
Ultimately I signed up for the Embrace Fertility Method with Naomi because she ‘got it’, she’d been in my shoes. She understands how completely consuming infertility is and it was so encouraging not only that she has come out the other side with her own children but also learnt how to control and lessen the overwhelm and worry that comes with it all, and ultimately find happiness in the present.
Naomi’s podcasts, sessions and techniques have been invaluable. I struggle massively with worry, what ifs and anxiety, after 3 years of struggling with fertility.
The Embrace Fertility Method provides a huge amount of content to help you through your fertility journey, from her own experiences, to meditations, visualisations and EFT and CBT techniques. All which you can use and practice yourself, when you need it.
Ive also had 121 sessions with Naomi to help me work through my apprehension of starting ivf and past painful miscarriage memories. For example, she used an amazing visualisation - looking at 2 conflicting sides of me (negative and positive) and addressed my fears, then practiced making these fears smaller and ‘lighter’. As I mentioned feeling ‘heavy’ like I had a huge weight on my shoulders, she reduce this, so much so that ive felt much lighter. Helping me feel calm and hopeful again, which is wonderful.
As I worked through the course, Naomi mentioned a ‘shift’ that may happen. I didn’t know what this meant, but when you feel it, you know. It’s that sudden sense of letting go and bring more present and ultimately more relaxed and content. I’m aware that for me this shift comes and goes as I continue my journey but it always returns even when you don’t think it will - as long as I keep up with Naomi’s support, guidance and techniques, and ultimately don’t give up hope!
Wonderfully informative and supportive podcast
I discovered the Embrace Fertility recently and cannot overstate how much it is helping me. I have been working my way through the archives over the past few weeks, and really feel like my mindset is shifting for the better since I started listening. One of my favourite episodes is “Transforming Worry into Hope” which I listened to 3-4 times over when I was struggling in my last TWW! I’ve also found the content on EFT and releasing blocks/fears etc. particularly useful for me. Naomi has a very soothing voice and I love hearing the quiet birdsong and crunching of leaves in the background when she is recording on one of her walks. :)
Nurturing, empathetic support
I love Naomi's podcast; her woodland walks where she talks as if speaking to a friend, and her more recent interviews with a huge range of fertility support experts. It's clear that she really understands the reality of fertility struggles and gives tons of empath and support.