Over 40 Natural Pregnancy Success | Carrie’s Story

Carrie’s Story

Over 40 and naturally pregnant while using Circle+Bloom mind-body program

I decided to use Circle + Bloom programs because I am a believer in the wisdom of the body and in the body’s ability to heal, to transform, to come about to a new way of being. We are dynamic beings, ever-changing, and we carry within us the innate ability to heal ourselves yet it seems to me that we do not trust this enough, nor is it taught to us, and one would be truly lucky to find an MD who held this same philosophy and espoused it to his/her patients.

I am a freelance writer and creative consultant living in the San Francisco Bay Area. My partner and I had been trying to conceive for more than 4 years to no avail and as my 42nd birthday approached this fall, I was considering giving up on our dream of becoming parents and turning my focus to other things. While I don’t completely eschew the Western model of medical care, I am no fan of doctors, hospitals, over-the-top testing and other invasive procedures and favor a more Eastern approach focusing on holistic care, diet and building mind/body/spirit health.

While all my tests and those of my partner (LH, FSH, sperm sampling, etc., etc.) had come back with favorable results, we still were not achieving pregnancy. We are both healthy and active and our doctors, both Eastern and Western, could not find an explanation for our infertility. On my own, I had been doing a lot of research on healthy eating, yoga for conception, vitamins and supplements for fertility, chiropractic and acupuncture (the latter which I had been doing for more than a year), etc. Still, no pregnancy — and I was well aware that my time appeared to be running out, primarily, I believed, due to my age.

The hardest part of the journey has been both feeling defective as both a woman and a human being for not being able to conceive and feeling that something I wanted so badly and had done all that I could to achieve was not within my grasp and might never be.

I decided to use Circle + Bloom programs because I am a believer in the wisdom of the body and in the body’s ability to heal, to transform, to come about to a new way of being. We are dynamic beings, ever-changing, and we carry within us the innate ability to heal ourselves yet it seems to me that we do not trust this enough, nor is it taught to us, and one would be truly lucky to find an MD who held this same philosophy and espoused it to his/her patients.

In addition, I must say I was quite taken with the look and feel of the web site — its simplicity and streamlined feel gave me a calm and centered feeling. I also appreciated being able to listen to the video testimonials of others… a wonderful way to ‘connect’ via a mode of interaction/purchase (via the Internet) that can often leave one feeling even more alone.

The program (Natural Cycle Fertility) has made a terrific impact on my life. I purchased the downloadable product on May 20, 2010 and found myself with a positive home pregnancy test on August 24, 2010 — just three months later! I am thrilled to tell you I am now 4.5 months pregnant, due on May 1, 2011.