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FERTILITY SUPPORT

You tap your fingers on the counter and check your phone: still another 45 seconds until you’re supposed to look at the pregnancy test.

You finally check it – the NOT PREGNANT display seeming to scream it’s verdict at you. The rush of emotions come. Despair, frustration, sadness, anger, hope, confusion.

Did I do something wrong? Why am I not pregnant?”

It’s a devastating feeling. The negative test itself is sad, but then exhaustion hits: you realize you have to go through this all again next month. It’s all the more frustrating because you don’t know what you are doing right or wrong and why you’re not pregnant.

 

How ironic that we spend years trying to prevent pregnancy, and then we’re suddenly desperate to become pregnant.

This irony is made worse because some other people seem to just snap their fingers and be pregnant. On the other hand, you probably also know a handful of healthy, wonderful people who have struggled with fertility for years.

I completely understand what you’re going through. As a doula and Ayurvedic coach, I’ve seen it all: people who have gotten pregnant without even trying, people who have had multiple miscarriages, and people who have struggled to get pregnant for months, but weren’t sure what (if anything) they were doing wrong.

Let me tell you what’s NOT going to work: robotically having sex every other day, reading tons of internet articles, and obsessing about pregnancy day and night.

 

Fertility and conception isn’t like studying for a standardized test.

While there are many things you can do to help you getting pregnant, rigid rules and checklists don’t make it more likely to happen.

Instead, you need to know what’s going to actually help your body prepare for pregnancy. You need to learn how to regulate your hormones and be able to tell from your own body when you’re ovulating and fertile. You need to have conversations with your partner about what pregnancy and having a baby means to you.

When you do fertility coaching with me, we help you rebalance body and mind so that you have better fertility and more likelihood of becoming pregnant. We’ll talk about:

  • Your periods and how you can tell your hormonal health from your periods – no hormone testing needed.
  • What nutrients and foods are necessary to have a healthy cycle and successfully maintain a pregnancy (even before you know whether you’re pregnant or not.)
  • How to exercise to promote fertility (hint: OVER exercising won’t help you).
  • Healthy ways to deal with stress – whether it’s related to pregnancy, work, or life.
  • Fears and uncertainties about pregnancy or having a baby.

I have no interest in demonizing your current habits or overwhelming you with lists of what to do and what not to do. I’m here to lend a compassionate ear and give you tailored recommendations that will bring you closer to your future baby.

What Clients are Saying:

 

“After struggling for many years to get pregnant, my husband and I decided to consult Sam to see if there was something we were missing more holistically. In the throes of fertility testing and treatments, Sam listened to us without judgement and with immense compassion. Her warmth and positive energy helped guide us in creating the mental and physical space that ultimately led to us welcoming our daughter into the world. Sam is able to say difficult things in such a caring way. As part of our fertility journey with Sam, she also recommended supplements, provided ayurvedic nutrition advice, and offered personalized yoga sessions to complement our work together.”
-Ali R.

 

 

Here’s how the fertility program works:

Free Consultation: This phone conversation will help me understand your fertility journey and your major roadblocks and goals.

Then, you (and your partner if they’re joining) will fill out a food and energy journal to help us understand your current habits, diet, and lifestyle. This allows me to deeply understand your day and routines as a whole, so that I can make the most tailored recommendations.

Daily Routines Strategy Session:at this 90-minute session, we’ll go over your food and energy journals to discuss how you can shift your daily routines to promote conception and readiness for pregnancy. You’ll get diet and supplement recommendations, as well as ideas on practices to remove stress and increase physical health. We’ll also do a 411 on fertility and pregnancy to make sure that you’re maximizing your chances of becoming pregnant.

Conscious Conception Strategy Session: at this 90-minute session, we’ll dive into your history – what your periods have been like, what your mother’s fertility experience was like, and what your view of parenthood has been throughout your life. I’ll introduce mindfulness practices, exercises, and affirmations you can use to promote conception.

Success Session: at this 60-minute session, we’ll review the changes you’ve put into practice and address any new hurdles or issues in implementing your plan. We’ll also discuss the best ways to stay sane and happy as you wait for pregnancy.

Optional Integrative Vinyasa Sessions: depending on your specific situation, I may suggest that you continue with ongoing integrative vinyasa sessions with me. These movement and meditation sessions can be critical for relieving stress, staying positive, and ensure that you’re meeting your movement goals.

Investment:

  • $600 for the complete program
  • Additional Integrative Vinyasa Sessions: 3 for $333

Five percent of your investment will go directly to Every Mother Counts, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating maternal mortality and elevating mothers worldwide.

 

My Guarantee:

If you don’t walk away from your first 90-minute strategy session with practical, effective strategies to help you get pregnant, I’ll give you a full refund.

I tailor each of my sessions to the client in front of me. I draw upon Ayurveda, yoga, Buddhism, psychology, sociology, nutrition, and the best self-help experts and spiritual teachers of today to offer the strategies that I think will give you the greatest return.

I know that you’re going to walk away from our strategy session with some powerful changes you will incorporate immediately.

If that’s not the case, and you want a refund – no problem. There’s no risk to you.

 

REACH OUT AND BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Serious question: how did people have babies before Google?

There are SO many questions. SO many decisions. Having a baby is like having a second job.

Sometimes the hardest thing to do when you’re pregnant is to take time for you. Not time that you’re researching pregnancy symptoms or putting together a registry. Time that you get to feel the strength of this new body of yours.

Every pregnancy is different: I don’t make any assumptions. I look at you as an individual, and you in the context of your family and community, so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your baby.

I also know that it’s not all about the information. It’s about how you feel. And so I take a holistic approach – we’re going to introduce mindfulness practices, physical movements, foods, and rituals that will help you feel your best.

 

Childbirth Express (available in person or virtually):

  • Free 30-minute consultation to explore how your pregnancy is going and your goals for childbirth education.
  • Childbirth preparation. This meeting is for you and whoever is joining you in the hospital. We’re going to talk about when you know it’s time to go to the hospital, what to pack, and the stages of labor. I’ll help you create your birth preferences cheat sheet – a simple, nurse-friendly cheat sheet that will make your birth preferences known to your care providers (and YES, having this cheat-sheet makes a huge difference in your happiness with your birth experience!). We’ll also talk about how your hospital team can help you – from massages to essential oils to music. This meeting will prepare you for all of the unknowns of birth. (~90 minutes)
  • Postpartum preparation meeting. What happens AFTER you give birth? It’s really easy to forget about life postpartum, but it’s so important that you’re prepped for it. We’re going to dive into how you can survive and thrive those first few weeks at home with your new baby. (~90 minutes).
  • Email support throughout your pregnancy.

Investment: $415

Birth Like a Yogi (available in person or virtually):

  • Everything included in Childbirth Express plus…
  • 4-day analysis of your routine, diet, exercise, and stress – it’s like having a trusted coach present with you throughout the day.
  • Ayurvedic dosha assessment with personalized recommendations on your diet, exercise, and daily routines for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • Nutrition and lifestyle assessment. We’ll talk about your Ayurvedic dosha and tendencies that you had before pregnancy as well as the symptoms you’re experiencing now. We’ll address any questions, fears, or cravings that you’re having, and discuss how to approach the rest of your pregnancy in the healthiest (and most joyous) way possible. (~90 minutes)
  • Movement and mindfulness session. This session is designed to get you moving in your body and to help you develop a daily practice that will help you prepare for labor and delivery. We’ll look at your specific muscle structure and strength, so that you can be physically prepared for labor. We’ll also explore some mindfulness practices that will help keep you calm, cool, and collected through your pregnancy and into your labor. (~90 minutes)

Investment: $777

 

Five percent of your investment will go directly to Every Mother Counts, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating maternal mortality and elevating mothers worldwide.

 

My Guarantee:

If you don’t walk away from your first 90-minute strategy session with practical, effective strategies to help you get pregnant, I’ll give you a full refund.

I tailor each of my sessions to the client in front of me. I draw upon Ayurveda, yoga, Buddhism, psychology, sociology, nutrition, and the best self-help experts and spiritual teachers of today to offer the strategies that I think will give you the greatest return.

I know that you’re going to walk away from our strategy session with some powerful changes you will incorporate immediately.

If that’s not the case, and you want a refund – no problem. There’s no risk to you.

 

REACH OUT AND BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY

PRENATAL YOGA

Care for yourself and your baby with exercise that eases aches and pains, prepares you for labor, and soothes your stress away.

 

Before I got pregnant, I thought my prenatal exercise routine would look a lot like my regular exercise, just a little slower. But when I stepped into a yoga class at 7 weeks pregnant, I knew that I had it all wrong. It wasn’t just my stamina that had changed…my entire body was different.

I kept getting nauseous in downward facing dog. My wrists were aching after just a few minutes of class. I felt lost when the teacher told us it was time for the abs section. In the blink of an eye, the exercise routine I had cultivated over years had to change.

Even as I was modifying my practice, I started to worry that the movements I was doing could be bad for my changing body or even for my baby.

 

The exercise routine I had cultivated over years wasn’t going to work anymore. I needed something tailored for my pregnant body.

 

I felt so much better when I adopted a tailored-for-pregnancy exercise routine. My back ache started to clear up, my calf cramps stopped in their tracks, and I felt at home in my new, changing body. If anything, I started to like my prenatal exercise more because it made such a noticeable difference in my body and energy.

Prenatal yoga didn’t just help me physically. I could literally feel the stress drain from my body through the movements and breathwork. This time I took to practice helped alleviate fear I had around my pregnancy, childbirth, and the uncharted territory of motherhood.

Prenatal yoga is powerful. When you do prenatal yoga, you’re not just exercising, you’re also getting ready for one of the biggest events of your life – childbirth. Each session you will learn new skills and gain more confidence in you and your baby’s ability to handle childbirth as gracefully as possible.

 

Prenatal yoga helps you:

  • Relieve muscle cramps and aches in your backs, legs, and shoulders.
  • Maintain and building strength, even without access to your usual forms of exercise.
  • Calm your worries and provide a supportive community during the ups and downs of pregnancy.
  • Prepare body and mind for childbirth.
  • Access resources to products and remedies for pregnancy-related issues.
  • Connect with yourself and your baby.

 

As a doula, childbirth educator, and mom, I know how disorienting pregnancy can be. I also know how beneficial and comforting it can be to have a prenatal yoga practice.

 

Don’t just survive these next 9 months – thrive with a prenatal yoga practice that is personalized and designed to support you.

 

 

What Clients are Saying:

 

“I love Sam’s prenatal yoga classes. She specifically asks how far along you are in your pregnancy and if you feel physical or mental ailments. She will guide you through modifications throughout the class to meet your needs. I have tried other prenatal yoga classes using apps and websites, but nothing makes me feel as strong, empowered, or relieved like Sam’s flow.”
-Katie I.

 

What’s included with your prenatal yoga sessions:

  • Free, 30-minute consultation to discuss how you’re doing and if prenatal yoga is right for you.>
  • Ayurvedic dosha analysis to help guide the yoga postures and practices that will be best for you.
  • 60-minute in person or virtual sessions to move, breathe, meditate, and talk about how to support your pregnancy each week.
  • Audio recordings (video recordings if virtual) of your sessions.
  • Email access throughout the week for pregnancy- and motherhood-related questions between sessions.
  • Prenatal resource guide.

Investment: 3-session packs for $333.

 

Five percent of your investment will go directly to Every Mother Counts, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating maternal mortality and elevating mothers worldwide.

 

My Guarantee:

If you don’t feel that your first yoga session was beneficial, you’ll get a full refund, no matter how many sessions you purchased.

I’ve spent the last 5 years working with clients one-on-one to create personalized, effective yoga practices. My greatest joy is the ah-ha moment when we discover together what movements or practices will bring you more energy, peace, and balance. In our sessions, I draw upon Ayurveda, yoga, Buddhism, psychology, sociology, nutrition, and the best self-help experts and spiritual teachers of today to offer the strategies that I think will give you the greatest return.

I know that you’re going to walk away from our first session with some powerful changes you will incorporate immediately.

If that’s not the case, and you want a refund – no problem. There’s no risk to you.

 

REACH OUT AND BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY