49 min

Thriving After Infertility Blueprint Breakers

    • Society & Culture

Today's conversation is a vulnerable, open, and honest conversation about life after an unsuccessful IVF journey.  Lana Manikowski shares her experience and what she has learned along the way.  This episode explores how some women are uninformed around the full IVF and infertility journey.  Lana shares how she worked through the disappointment and managed the grief- including how it impacted her marriage and relationships with those around her.  Lana has turned her traumatic experience into an opportunity to help others.  Sharing stories and shining a light on the path is what it takes to eliminate the shame we often have around living a childless life.



About Lana Manikowski

After 7 years of fertility treatments and a lifetime dreaming of motherhood, Lana Manikowski was presented with the realization that she would not be a mom. The years that followed were full of loneliness, self judgment and confusion about living a childless life. Lana yearned to connect to a community of infertile women to grow past this together. When she couldn’t find one, she created one by courageously telling her story and creating connections weekly on The “So Now What?” Podcast. 

Lana is a Certified Coach, an Infertility Advocate, founder of The Other's Day and The So Now What Sisterhood and the creator of “The Thrive Method” - a 3 step process that helps women thrive and feel fulfilled even though they don’t have the children they always believed they would . Lana guides women in the rediscovery of their meaning and helps them build a future they truly love. 

Since launching her practice in 2021, Lana has amassed a following of over 18,000 women with teachings on self love, discovery, and thought rewiring. Lana has been featured on national media outlets spreading her message and serving as an example that infertile women can create the life of their dreams, even when it didn’t turn out as planned.

Lana's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lana.manikowski/



About Amy A. Palmer

As host and facilitator for The Modern Elderwoman podcast, Amy A. Palmer is dedicated to expanding and amplifying the voices of women over 45 who are living a “non-traditional” lifestyle (aka Blueprint Breakers!). After a lifelong struggle with feeling “outside” the societal norm and longing to live up to perceived expectations, Amy has found peace, acceptance and joy as she embarks on the Third Age of her life. Amy is originally from upstate New York, and currently considers herself nomadic with home bases in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and California.  She left her successful corporate career early in 2022 and currently is freelancing as an Executive Contractor and sales specialist.  Amy has a vast network of friends and colleagues with whom she enjoys travel and adventures and a close family including six niblings, the loves of her life!

Contact Amy at: amy@amyapalmer.com

Amy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyapalmer1/

Please join us in our Modern Elderwoman Facebook Group and be part of the conversation!


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/amy-a-palmer/message

Today's conversation is a vulnerable, open, and honest conversation about life after an unsuccessful IVF journey.  Lana Manikowski shares her experience and what she has learned along the way.  This episode explores how some women are uninformed around the full IVF and infertility journey.  Lana shares how she worked through the disappointment and managed the grief- including how it impacted her marriage and relationships with those around her.  Lana has turned her traumatic experience into an opportunity to help others.  Sharing stories and shining a light on the path is what it takes to eliminate the shame we often have around living a childless life.



About Lana Manikowski

After 7 years of fertility treatments and a lifetime dreaming of motherhood, Lana Manikowski was presented with the realization that she would not be a mom. The years that followed were full of loneliness, self judgment and confusion about living a childless life. Lana yearned to connect to a community of infertile women to grow past this together. When she couldn’t find one, she created one by courageously telling her story and creating connections weekly on The “So Now What?” Podcast. 

Lana is a Certified Coach, an Infertility Advocate, founder of The Other's Day and The So Now What Sisterhood and the creator of “The Thrive Method” - a 3 step process that helps women thrive and feel fulfilled even though they don’t have the children they always believed they would . Lana guides women in the rediscovery of their meaning and helps them build a future they truly love. 

Since launching her practice in 2021, Lana has amassed a following of over 18,000 women with teachings on self love, discovery, and thought rewiring. Lana has been featured on national media outlets spreading her message and serving as an example that infertile women can create the life of their dreams, even when it didn’t turn out as planned.

Lana's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lana.manikowski/



About Amy A. Palmer

As host and facilitator for The Modern Elderwoman podcast, Amy A. Palmer is dedicated to expanding and amplifying the voices of women over 45 who are living a “non-traditional” lifestyle (aka Blueprint Breakers!). After a lifelong struggle with feeling “outside” the societal norm and longing to live up to perceived expectations, Amy has found peace, acceptance and joy as she embarks on the Third Age of her life. Amy is originally from upstate New York, and currently considers herself nomadic with home bases in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and California.  She left her successful corporate career early in 2022 and currently is freelancing as an Executive Contractor and sales specialist.  Amy has a vast network of friends and colleagues with whom she enjoys travel and adventures and a close family including six niblings, the loves of her life!

Contact Amy at: amy@amyapalmer.com

Amy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyapalmer1/

Please join us in our Modern Elderwoman Facebook Group and be part of the conversation!


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/amy-a-palmer/message

49 min

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