For anyone going through the heart ache of trying to start a family get this book! Arrived today and I have read it cover to cover. I already feel more positive and less stressed about my situation. For the first time, following 4 miscarriages in 18 mths, I am begining to believe I will one day get my dream and become a mum. Truely is therapy in a book! Thank you Jackie Brown
This is a must read for anyone embarking on their fertility journey! Its written in a caring and supportive way full of useful information and such helpful tips! My fertility jouney has seemed never ending with failed ivfs and an early miscarriage. After my miscarriage I felt like giving up on my dream of becoming a mum but now every time I go back and read this book, I feel positive again and it puts everything into perspective! I now feel more in tune with my emotions and know I wont give up. One thing springs to my mind from reading Jackies book is that you shouldnt worry about failure but worry about the chances you miss when you dont even try (quoted by Jack Cainfield). Im trying to think about the 'now' and visualise being a mum, something the book advocates!
by Clare G
I reviewed this book for the readers of my fertility magazine. It's a very much needed book for anyone going through fertility issues. What I like about this book is that it explains the connection between the mind, i.e. the brain, conscious & subconscious and emotions; and fertility, in an easy, chatty way. In fact, reading the book felt like I was having a conversation with Jackie over a cup of tea!
Jackie has done a lot of research and this is clearly explained in laymen’s terms.
There are lots of useful, evidence based nuggets of information, such as “Psychological and emotional factors, not age, have more influence on a woman’s chance of conceiving” and “Meditation could actually increase the levels of the hormone DHEA and therefore improve egg quality”.
I think the readers will appreciate all the case studies that accompany the chapters.
Stress and depression is covered in depth and the way it is linked to fertility is very surprising but makes sense.
I’m sure as you read the book you’ll find yourself nodding and agreeing with what Jackie says. I did as I reflected back on my journey!
It’s the sort of book you can dip into as and when you feel you need it, to remind you of the benefits of visualisation, mindfulness and meditation.
It’s very true when Jackie says: 'Don't let your emotions hijack your fertility' - this so easily happens without realising it.
by Sheila Lamb