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Story of Hope: Getting and Staying Pregnant After 4 Miscarriages!

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Aimee:

Hello, everyone. It's me again. Hi. We have another story of hope here for you this evening. I can't wait. And that also means another scholarship giveaway, okay? Super exciting. I'm going to let Keanna come on once I see her join.

Hi, everyone. Hi. Super excited. This is going to be the last story of hope for this series, this week that we did. I hope you guys have enjoyed it. They're all up on YouTube… I mean, they're all up on my Instagram channel and will of course, make their way to YouTube. Keanna is here. Just a reminder that the cart does close in five hours for the Yes, You Can Get Pregnant e-course, and all the spots to work with me are sold out and I think the group coaching is almost all sold out as well. This is your last opportunity for a whole year if you want to come and join it. I'm going to bring Keanna on. Let's get to her story because it's a beautiful one…. them, and yeah. I love it. Yeah, the more active you guys are commenting all the things, the more likely you're going to get selected to win a scholarship, so comment, comment, comment. You guys are cute,, you're going to steal me, bring me to Florida. Let's see. Keanna, I just accepted your request, but are you on a computer? If you're on a computer, it might not work, you have to be on your phone. Let's just see. Because I saw you requested, then it went away so I'm thinking you might be on your computer.

Pick me. Well, so this isn't a fertility hot seat. You guys are adorable. This is actually a story of hope where one of the clients that we've worked with, want to come live and share their story and their transformation. Okay, it says Keanna is unable to join so I think you were in a computer. Let's give you another shot. Maybe now you're on a phone. My hair's not… I don't know what's going on with my hair. Anyway. There she is.

Kiana:

Hello.

Aimee:

Hi! I'm so honored, thank you.

Kiana:

[inaudible 00:02:35] my phone, but I think…

Aimee:

Oh, I can't hear you. I can't hear you.

Kiana:

Oh, can you hear me now?

Aimee:

Yeah, I think something was blocking the mic, it sounded like.

Kiana:

Oh, okay.

Aimee:

Sorry. That means you're going to have to hold it, right? Or something.

Kiana:

Yeah, no worries.

Aimee:

You need one of these stands. I can't live without my phone stand. It's the weirdest thing, I've become so dependent on it. Hi. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. So Keanna, I'm saying that correctly, right?

Kiana:

Yes.

Aimee:

Okay, good. Keanna worked with Sarah, who is one of our Team Aimee fertility coaches. But Sarah and I have been together for over a decade in the acupuncture clinic in New York City, and so I'm very fortunate. I have amazing women that work with me on my team and she's very much like a sister and like a clone. Were like two little peas in a pod. I was eyes on the case of yours but never worked directly with you, so I want you to share a bit with the people following about your story and what brought you to us, if you will. We went over all your notes, right? I have your notes in front of me, but why don't you start and share what [inaudible 00:04:08].

Kiana:

Yeah, of course. You can hear me, right?

Aimee:

Yeah, I can hear you now great.

Kiana:

Okay, perfect. Essentially I started trying to conceive around 2017, and at that point I knew prior that I had fibroids, I had PCOS. And the doctors I was seeing in Philadelphia said that, “You'll probably be fine, you'll probably be able to have children, shouldn't be any issues,” whatever. So just like any woman, you don't. You put it off for a little bit and give yourself time to start your career and do all that. And once I was like, okay, I'm around 27, let me start thinking about having kids, I started trying. In three months I was pregnant. I had terrible periods, though. I had bad, cramping periods and they were for 45 days sometimes, you're very irregular.

Aimee:

That was the PCOS, I'm sure, right? Playing a role?

Kiana:

Yes. But when I got pregnant, they told me at first, “Oh, the numbers aren't rising that fast.” But they didn't seem too worried at first, or at least they didn't lead on to let me know that they were worried. Then I started progesterone, a 100 mg tablet during the start of that pregnancy, but then I quickly after about seven to eight weeks, lost the pregnancy. That was really tough for me because I didn't know what to expect and no one really talks about what to expect, and I didn't really know. I was at my grandmother's house at the time and I ended up going to the ER and all that, and I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know what was happening.

Aimee:

So traumatic. So traumatic.

Kiana:

Yeah. Yeah, so at that point I was like, okay, this happens to women. Women have miscarriages, whatever, and I'm just going to jump right back on that bandwagon and do it again. So I asked the doctor, “Okay, how long do I got to wait?” And then they're like, “Wait a month.” So I did that and I started trying again. In about three months again I got pregnant and I didn't tell anybody, like most women do. You don't want to tell anyone because you're nervous that, oh what-

Aimee:

Well now you know what could happen wrong, right? Now you know, yeah.

Kiana:

Yeah, so then-

Aimee:

You lose the ability to be naive once something like that happens, unfortunately. Yeah.

Kiana:

Exactly, and at that point, again I got pregnant. This time the numbers were rising, but then I would say a little further in, they said, “Okay, they slowed down.” Then I went to my eight weeks checkup and at that point, the week prior or the two weeks prior, they weren't concerned about anything. I wasn't taking any progesterone at all in this pregnancy, then that's when they told me the heartbeat stopped. At that point I had experienced two miscarriages, heard the heartbeat, and then they, at the point were saying to me that, “Okay, you have this fibroids that you had years ago, but after these two pregnancies, they have grown larger.”

Then they wanted me to do surgery, and so that's very scary, I think to most women. Like okay, this is the home for my child, the place that's going to carry my child one day into the world. So for me it was about finding the right people to do that surgery, and a lot of it was advocating for myself at that time. The doctor right away was like, “Oh, we have a doctor who's great, da da da da.” I looked into her, she probably is great, but she wasn't great for me.

Aimee:

No, [inaudible 00:08:44].

Kiana:

She wanted to open me up, completely open. She wanted to do a large cut, large [inaudible 00:08:52].

Aimee:

Yeah, no. It should laparoscopically, right? Yeah, yeah.

Kiana:

Exactly, and so I did a lot of research, ended up finding a doctor in New York who did the surgery, and he did an amazing job. I have a very minimal scar from it, it's probably four centimeters. So after that I did the surgery, did all that figuring out, I went back to trying. Then again, during that process you're kind of stressed, you're having anxiety and I think that's when I started to realize I had anxiety. Then after, I would say doing that, I tried for another seven months and then that's when the doctor was like, “Okay, let's try hCG shots, then let's do all that.”

Aimee:

IUI, yeah.

Kiana:

Then the pandemic happened.

Aimee:

Of course, right.

Kiana:

And then was pregnant again and then it didn't work out.

Aimee:

So that's third miscarriage now.

Kiana:

Yeah. So I'm at a third miscarriage. Then that was scary because… Actually I've meant to mention on the previous one-

Aimee:

That was a [inaudible 00:10:19] ovum, that one, right? That one was blighted-

Kiana:

Yeah, that was a blight ovum, and I forgot to mention on the previous one, they removed it because it didn't expel on its own.

Aimee:

Right, and they couldn't test it.

Kiana:

So I was kind of nervous like, oh, will I have to do that again? Will I have to do that during a pandemic? Will I have to go into the hospital for that? It was like all these-

Aimee:

What a nightmare. Yeah, what a nightmare.

Kiana:

So-

Aimee:

What happened then? You passed it on your own?

Kiana:

Yeah, I ended up passing him out, it was great. I mean not it was great.

Aimee:

Right, it was great. All things considered, it was great.

Kiana:

[inaudible 00:10:54] yeah, during the pandemic, not having to worry about going into a hospital-

Aimee:

Yeah, that was a great option, right.

Kiana:

Exactly. But then after that, again, I think when you go through that many, or when you're at the third, you're kind of like, okay, what's going on? Am I seeing the right doctors? Am I seeing… Then I think at that point I saw you guys on social. I started seeing Hannah [inaudible 00:11:21].

Aimee:

That's right, you saw me through Hannah Bronfman, right. [inaudible 00:11:23].

Kiana:

Yeah, and I saw her story and I feel like her story started to give me some hope. I was like, okay, she's sharing her story-

Aimee:

Because she's young too and had a miscarriage, right, yeah. Totally, yeah. [inaudible 00:11:37].

Kiana:

I started looking into other doctors. I still continued with the doctor I had. We did the Clomid, we did more hCG shots, didn't work. Then at that point they told me the only thing left was IVF. Then it was like, okay, let's, I guess do this. I probably, in hindsight, not the best idea to keep going forward-

Aimee:

Right, without the answers, right?

Kiana:

Yeah,. When you're stressed, when you're anxious, when you're depressed about everything that you've been going through, dealing with it during a pandemic. But I guess I just knew I had fibroids and I didn't want to stop, and I didn't want to lose momentum-

Aimee:

Time.

Kiana:

Yeah, and time. But yeah, so we did-

Aimee:

Yeah, I say it's get on the wheel and it's hard to get off and it's just like, “Oh, do this, do this.” And it's just like, okay, I'll do that. Even though it's like, wait, stop, take a break. But you do, you figure it out. I know the story, you figure it out.

Kiana:

Yeah. So I did that and I did IVF and I did all the shots, and my husband helped me. He was great. When I couldn't shoot the shot in me, he did it for me. Then I did the testing of the embryos to see which ones… And I ended up with, I think four-

Aimee:

Four, yeah.

Kiana:

Four embryos that were normal and recommended to use. I tried one and then I got pregnant on the first try from that. In my head, I was like, this is it. This must be it, right? And shortly they did my blood work and then they said the progesterone level was not increasing, and they put me on progesterone and it still didn't work. Then it was like, okay, let's pause, and I think at that point, that's when I started to reach out to your team to get other opinions and to have more conversations. Then at the same time, I was also looking into acupuncture that's near my house.

Aimee:

And the facility massage. I remember that. Because Hannah was doing the fertility massage too so maybe that was… Yeah.

Kiana:

Yeah, so I picked some places nearby my house and I tried it, it didn't quite work for me. But I did hear, I guess about more testing and tests for certain blood work [inaudible 00:14:30]-

Aimee:

Yeah, the [inaudible 00:14:31] because there was a history of stroke in your family, right? Someone had [inaudible 00:14:34] yeah.

Kiana:

Exactly. Then the doctor told me, “Okay, that wasn't that important to do,” but he did do it. I guess I bring that up to be like, you should self-advocate for yourself.

Aimee:

Advocate, I think that's the biggest piece that all the stories I've shared this week, is… And it makes me emotional when I talk about it, but the number one thing that I think comes up is us fighting for ourselves, and standing up for what we need. And not taking no for an answer, which is really hard to do when we're raised in a society that's like, “No, the doctor knows best, you just go to the doctor and do what the doctor says.” Right? But then here we are, educated, intelligent women that are like, “You know this is now number four, guys. Who's paying attention to this?” Yeah.

Kiana:

Exactly. And I even look back through some emails when I was like… And I think one of the things I learned during the process was building a team that supported me. And I think the doctor that I was seeing at that time, he did support me in ways to help me along the journey, to get me to the point of the end of the story, but he wasn't the one to do it. And along the way, he did say things like he didn't think I needed this, or stop Googling things and stop researching. And don't like, “Oh, it's not that, we did all the tests.” I don't know, I guess for me, my gut kept saying there's something wrong. Something else that you're not finding and you're not doing it for me so I have to figure it out for myself, and I have to talk to other people because this is not going to be the end for me.

Aimee:

No, because this isn't okay. I can't keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I mean… Yeah.

Kiana:

From there, the doctor I was seeing at that time, I was suggesting that… I found out through a test that I had a G6PD deficiency, and basically it's a issue when you take certain medications that cause-

Aimee:

And certain foods, like a histamine reaction, right? Isn't it all about histamines? Yeah.

Kiana:

Yeah. Yeah, and so I was wondering if that, for some reason could be causing miscarriages. It wasn't the issue-

Aimee:

No.

Kiana:

… but I wanted to know more. So then he didn't know so he recommended a doctor in Chicago. He couldn't get in touch with her and then again, myself, I brute forced my way into her life and finally got an appointment with her, and told her my story. She was great. She fully listened to me. She asked for all my records, and her entire team just parsed through everything. During that same time, Sarah was doing the exact same thing for me.

Aimee:

Exact same thing.

Kiana:

And she was helping me really understand the right questions to ask. And Sarah on your team, really supported me as a counselor, someone who also helped me change my diet. She also helped me, when I kept asking doctors about the right vitamins to take or right supplements to take, she helped me understand where I should be looking and what I should be deciding on. She gave me tons of resources that I was able to then narrow down what was best for me. And I think that's what made her a awesome person to work with because she didn't just say, “Here, do this.”

Aimee:

Only option.

Kiana:

It was like, “Here's a bunch of things. Here are the options, what do you think is going to be best for you?” And then also explaining all the things, explaining everything.

Aimee:

[inaudible 00:18:45]. She's very thorough. Well, and also too, when you came to us… I shared these notes with Keanna earlier, but we always highlight the other things. And it was like you had eczema, you had allergies, you had some athletic induced asthma, sleep issues, that kind of stuff. And so for us, we were like, “Okay, there are signs of inflammation in her body,” and then add in the recurrent pregnancy loss, it's unfortunately something we see all the time. So she knew how to help you navigate and start to look under the other rocks, I suppose. Even though you already had the ball rolling, I think, but it's almost like, “Oh, I'm not alone. This happens to other women, and now what? What are the next steps?”

Kiana:

Yeah, and from there she recommended doing the elimination diet from your book. I started doing that and I went to Whole Foods. I was already a person who ate organic, but I wasn't always eating as clean, I think, as I could. So I eliminated a lot of things and I just ate a lot of vegetables, like sweet potatoes, squash, [inaudible 00:20:03].

Aimee:

[inaudible 00:20:03] that GCG6, whatever, yada yada, that elimination. I was going through your notes before I was like, “Oh my gosh, there was so many foods on there that they were saying you couldn't eat because of this enzyme or the genetic snip, right?”

Kiana:

Yeah.

Aimee:

That must have been tough to navigate, of like, okay, what can I actually eat, right?

Kiana:

Yeah. I think what I learned was by doing an elimination diet, I started to see, after a week, the eczema stopped bothering me and it was able to heal. When that started to happen, it made it very clear that okay, this issue that I've been having for years, that I've been going to dermatologists-

Aimee:

Is food related, yeah, I know.

Kiana:

… going to my primary doctor about. No one has said, “Oh by the way, stop eating this or consider doing a elimination diet to figure out what not to eat.” All that time [inaudible 00:21:05] they would recommend creams and all this stuff, but never… And I would always avoid steroid creams because I was trying all those years, to get pregnant. So it was like this constant itch during trying to get pregnant, and it was just a matter of changing my diet. So I ultimately found out I was gluten intolerant, so I ended up cutting out gluten, and everything else was pretty okay for me. I did eliminate some lactose products as well. But I can still occasionally eat them, I just eliminated them for the inflammation issues. And basically from there, I started feeling better.

Aimee:

[inaudible 00:21:56]. Yeah, your little man back there.

Kiana:

Yeah, he's eating dinner. But yeah, I started feeling a lot better, so all that happened with Sarah.

Aimee:

Yeah, and someone was asking about some supplements and I want to just say, I think the stuff we recommended was the prenatal, liver, spirulina, cod liver oil, Wobenzym, and magnesium. I don't know that you took all of those, but those are, I remember in her initial recommendations.

Kiana:

Yeah, those were all recommended. I ended up taking fish oil, the prenatal, the magnesium, vitamin D.

Aimee:

Yeah [inaudible 00:22:39].

Kiana:

And I think that that was it, those were the ones… Then on top of that, for myself, I took anxiety medicine because I was having a lot of sleep issues. And that was a hard choice but for me, it was the best choice.

Aimee:

You got to do what… I always say those meds are meant to serve a purpose, and a short term purpose. And they serve a really important purpose, so never be hard on yourself about it. I think it's real. What you were going through was really real.

Kiana:

Yeah.

Aimee:

It was big.

Kiana:

Then I guess the only other medication I ended up taking was my thyroid medication, which they discovered, I guess during the process of trying, I guess around after the second one, after the surgery, they realized that my thyroid was at a five instead of around below a two-ish, some number.

Aimee:

Were below a [inaudible 00:23:47] five, right.

Kiana:

Then I started taking 50 to just get down on that.

Aimee:

Yeah, and someone just said, “Making the right choice for you is the perfect choice,” and I like that, I agree. So then you were working with Sarah and you had another pregnancy in February, 2021.

Kiana:

Yes. At that point I told myself, “Okay, I'm not going to do anything with these embryos.” And my husband and I just tried. We just said, “Well let's see, what's the harm?” And we got pregnant and we thought maybe it could work because I had changed the diet and all of that-

Aimee:

Yeah, you were three months into the work with us, or two and a half, I suppose. Yeah.

Kiana:

Yeah. And I do think even though I did all those changes and I got pregnant, what I found from seeing the doctor in Chicago… Her name is Dr. Stevenson, she actually retired.

Aimee:

[inaudible 00:24:48] she sounds like a great one, yeah.

Kiana:

Yes. But I think her practice still follows her protocols. She recommended when I met her, to do two tests, one was check the lining of my uterus for infection.

Aimee:

The hysteroscopy, yep. Yeah, endometritis. Right, for the endometritis.

Kiana:

And then the next one was to do a test called the EFT, which is endometrium function test by Yale. I forget the exact scientist who patented it.

Aimee:

Yeah. I forget his name too, but I could look it up in a second. But yes.

Kiana:

Exactly, you could easily Google it. Endometrium function test, Yale, and he pops right up. So she wanted me to do those two tests. I was like, “Okay, it's a pandemic, why can't I do that here in New York?” But ultimately the practice here in New York told me that it wouldn't help my protocol.

Aimee:

I know, that's just [inaudible 00:25:54].

Kiana:

That was disappointing, and I was like, do I do this? Do I go all the way to Chicago? Do I… But I talked to Sarah and she counseled me through it and she was like, “You know, what if you don't go? Will you regret it?” So ultimately I went. My husband and I decided to go, I did the test. I had to go back again to see the results because of the way, I guess insurance works-

Aimee:

[inaudible 00:26:26].

Kiana:

… and all that stuff. And I found out that I had, I don't know exactly the exact terms they described, but basically it was low progesterone and they did the test-

Aimee:

Right after the surge, yeah.

Kiana:

Yeah, so they did the test. The test was very timed so I had to time when my LH surge was, and then they did the test a few days before implantation would happen, so they did the biopsies specifically during that time. So the test supposedly proved that at the time of implantation, my lining wasn't producing enough progesterone. They explained it to me like, “Okay, a plant. A plant needs fertilization and so if you don't have enough fertilization, your plant won't grow.”

Aimee:

It's going to die, yeah.

Kiana:

And it's the same thing with embryo. If your embryo doesn't have enough progesterone, it just won't grow. I was thinking she wanted me to use the IVF eggs and do all this stuff, and nope.

Aimee:

Yeah, I love this part.

Kiana:

And she said, “No, just try naturally.” And just about two or three days, I think it was, after my LH surge-

Aimee:

Yeah, I'll read you… I cut and pasted the email, so what you said to Sarah and it said, “Yeah, option two is to start trying to conceive naturally again since I was able to conceive on my own in two months, and then use the higher dose of progesterone, 200 milligrams every 12 hours after three days past my LH surge. My husband and I felt option two would be best for us. We also appreciate hearing your thoughts.” And then…

Kiana:

And then we tried the next cycle that I could try, and I was pregnant.

Aimee:

Yeah. May 27th. “Hi Sarah. I wanted to let you know I did a home pregnancy test tonight and I got a positive. It is 11 days after my LH surge. I was supposed to test on 13, 14, but was curious. I pray this is it. I'm on the progesterone 200 twice a day. I will call and get the blood work done.” Then you guys went through all your supplements and…

Kiana:

Yup. Then I continued that for 10 weeks, and then my OB was great. I love her, she's amazing.

Aimee:

She was super supportive of it all.

Kiana:

Yes, she was very supportive. She saw me enough to make me feel comfortable because of all the miscarriages. She even kept me on a little bit longer on the progesterone just to make sure I felt comfortable coming off of it. So I think I stayed on it for 11 weeks instead of 10, and now I have a little baby boy.

Aimee:

Yeah. And how was that for you, though? I'm sure there was a lot of anxiety in that first trimester, huh? Yeah.

Kiana:

Yeah, yeah.

Aimee:

That's [inaudible 00:29:23] been tough.

Kiana:

Yeah.

Aimee:

And then around what point did you really start to feel like, oh I think I'm going to take this one home? Do you remember?

Kiana:

I think I felt most secure when we did our gender reveal. At that point, I guess I was a little over… I mean we planned it and we let people know around 13 weeks, and it was like 15 weeks when we actually did the reveal. I did feel the most, most safe around 20 because that's when you do the test to make sure their heart's okay, their brain's okay, their lungs are okay. But it was, I would say trying to… Every week, hoping that, okay, will I get past this? Will I get past this week? Will I get past? But I think the most important thing that I take from it was that I had a great team surrounding me and I found them by advocating for myself, and having people who cared about me and my story, and where I was trying to go. So that was you and Sarah, to a trainer to make sure I'm exercising and keeping my anxiety down. And to friends who were supportive, and just family who cared and was supportive. Husband who was supportive, all that just kept me going. Yeah.

Aimee:

I love it. I love it. I love it. And now how old is little one now? Two months, right? Is [inaudible 00:31:07]?

Kiana:

Oh no, he is-

Aimee:

No, eight months.

Kiana:

He's eight months by month.

Aimee:

You told me, yeah. Eight months, we talked-

Kiana:

[inaudible 00:31:13] nine months-

Aimee:

We chatted last night and I'm already forgetting because I've talked to so many people, but since we last spoke.

Kiana:

Yeah, he's-

Aimee:

Eight months, right, yes.

Kiana:

He's 36 weeks at point. Yeah, he's a little, big, chunky boy.

Aimee:

[inaudible 00:31:25] love it. I love it. I love it. And you're having fun being a mama, I'm sure. Yeah.

Kiana:

Yeah, I'm definitely having fun and I would never take it back for anything. He lights up my world and I just feel very blessed, one, that God got me through this, and also that I can share. I got through it to share my story and hopefully it can help other women.

Aimee:

Yeah, a hundred percent. Well the progesterone piece is like, I've been doing this a long time too, and this is… I've seen the endometrial function test used before, but this is a fairly new solution that I've seen with recurrent pregnancy loss. That this could be a really simple shift for a lot of women in the sense of… Even though too with your IVF though, you did do progesterone, just not the same dose, right? Is that what it was? Because you were on progesterone with that transfer, right?

Kiana:

Yes, but it was at 100.

Aimee:

Yeah, so it wasn't the same dose.

Kiana:

It wasn't-

Aimee:

That's what it was.

Kiana:

… and it didn't start as early as-

Aimee:

Because she said three days post the surge, right. You must have started with transfer, I'm assuming. But yeah, it was probably the lower dose, so it's probably the extra kick that you needed, in a sense.

Kiana:

Yeah, exactly.

Aimee:

It's amazing. It's amazing. I mean, I'm just so happy for you, and I'm honored that you wanted to come on and share all of this with everybody. Because I do, I mean it's like these are the things that we all learn from. And then there's probably, I would think a dozen women on here right now that are thinking about, I should get an EFT. I never got an EFT, or a hysteroscopy, right? I'm such a huge fan of hysteroscopies and the endometrial biopsies because it's amazing how many times we find it, oh you have endometritis and that's why you keep [inaudible 00:33:25]. And it's like you just take a course of antibiotics and it's fixed.

Kiana:

Exactly.

Aimee:

Instead of spending $20,000 on IVF, you know what I mean? It's like, oh, what?

Kiana:

Exactly. The progesterone that I took for IVF cost hundreds of dollars and it used up all my fertility benefits. The progesterone that they recommended for this, cost me $5 with insurance. So I was paying like hundred and maybe $50 for that specific one that you… And the other one was just in a little capsule that you just insert and that was it. So that was, to me, ultimately crazy how much is shift just from one, doing it naturally. Taking one small pill to help my progesterone because I have progesterone issues, I guess. And that was just the key for me. And I'm [inaudible 00:34:27] for other women.

Aimee:

Well and it's PCOS, it's very common for PCOS women to have progesterone issues, that's one of the most common things. And it's because it's like, what I like to say is inefficient ovulation. It's just the rupture doesn't fully happen with all the oomph, because there's so many follicles trying to rupture.

Kiana:

Yeah, and that's the thing too, when they would look at me during time pregnancy, they were saying that all my progesterone levels were fine, but they were fine during LH surge, around that time. They weren't fine when I got to the point of trying to implant-

Aimee:

Yeah, implantation.

Kiana:

… and I think that's the key-

Aimee:

That's the key.

Kiana:

… that women need to know, is that you could have fine progesterone levels, but somewhere along that phase at the end, it started to drop and it wouldn't progress enough to fuel.

Aimee:

Yeah, it wouldn't hold, yeah. Exactly. Exactly. It's amazing. Well, I thank you so much for coming and sharing. Do you have any last words of wisdom you want to share with the women that are out there still on this journey, knowing that you were there too? Yeah.

Kiana:

I would just say, I mean, it's very hard and I know from experience you want to give up sometimes, you're going to cry, you're going to be upset and that's normal. But I just would say, if it means that much to you, then [inaudible 00:35:52].

Aimee:

Keep going. Oh, I lost [inaudible 00:35:55].

Kiana:

Oh, can you hear me?

Aimee:

Keep fighting for [inaudible 00:35:58].

Kiana:

I would say continue to fight for what you want. And just keep advocating for yourself, and just never let anyone tell you that something's not right for you, because that was what was told to me. And I ultimately did the opposite of what I was told and I was able to get success, and I think if you just keep trying and having hope, you'll eventually find your solution.

Aimee:

Yeah. I love it. Sorry… my battery. Okay, here I am. I got the low battery notification. Yeah, I love it. Thank you so much for sharing this, Keanna. Yeah, it was so helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and for taking the time. And now you also have a solution to grow your family, right? I'm sure you have, on some level, less anxiety about moving forward for the next time, right? Because it's like, okay, I think I figured this out?

Kiana:

Yeah, I definitely think that I would use the same protocol that I used here. I'm hoping one day to have a little girl, but [inaudible 00:37:09] see what life has in store for me. But yes. Yes, I definitely would want to grow my family a little bit more.

Aimee:

You will. You will. And someone just said, “What a brave warrior you are.” I love that. I love that.

Kiana:

Thank you.

Aimee:

Yeah, thank you. We had emailed Sarah's clients and asked if anybody wanted to submit testimonials, or if anybody wanted to do Story of Hope, and Keanna was like, “I want to. I want to go live and I want to share this story.” And I was like, “You got it.” Oh yeah, what is your age? What are you, 32 now?

Kiana:

Yeah, I'm 32. So I was 27 and I finally… I guess I was 31 when I conceived, and then 32 now.

Aimee:

Yeah. All right. I'm going to give away a scholarship. You can hang out for one second. We're going to give it to… How do I say this? Funceez Lizzie 12 12? F-U… Oh, Fun Sized Lizzie 12 12, I'm getting it. I'm getting it. You got to just email beth@aimeeraupp.com and get your scholarship to the Yes, You Can Get Pregnant e-course where you can learn a lot of the things that Keanna did. But I think really one of the most important jobs that I see, that we all do for our people, is to support them in learning how to advocate for themselves. And giving you the information, just like Sarah did, of like, okay, here's how we break this down. Advocacy is such an important piece. [inaudible 00:38:44] power.

Kiana:

Yeah, and I do feel like the change in my diet and all those things contribute to having a healthy pregnancy and then just how quickly I was able to conceive.

Aimee:

Yeah. Well, also just the absorption too. I always talk about too, of you could take all the hormones, but you may not be absorbing them because you're eating foods or consuming things that gum up your system a little bit. So that's part of it too, of your system was as, I think receptive as it could be. Right? Yeah, and then obviously lends to a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, healthy recovery. And you learned a lot about your body, it's tremendous.

Kiana:

Yes.

Aimee:

It's like a tool no one can ever… It's like education, no one can ever take that from you, right? It's like this discovery process and now you're even more connected. And what a good example we get to be for our children in that regard too, in my opinion, that we know how to advocate for ourselves. We also know how to listen to our bodies and we know how to support ourselves. So yay. Okay, I'm going to let you go and be with your family, and thank you so very much again. I really appreciate you taking the time and sharing this beautiful story.

Kiana:

Thank you for having me.

Aimee:

Thank you so much. Okay.

Kiana:

All right [inaudible 00:40:01].

Aimee:

I'm going to let you X out. Bye. And I'm just going to say a few words to y'all and then I'll let everybody get on with their night. Oh, such a beautiful story. What a beautiful woman too. She was so eager to share her story and I was like, “Absolutely.” And I love too that it's a really good point for a lot of you that maybe look and say like, “Oh, well I can't work with Aimee.” And it's like, yeah, but you don't have to. My team is exceptional and I wouldn't have them on my team if they weren't exceptional. And Sarah, we often joke, I mean I go to her for advice on cases sometimes. I mean, she's brilliant, all my girls are. And Keanna's the perfect example. I never once had a phone conversation with Keanna. She had access to the e-course, she did her coaching with Sarah, she followed all the recommendations.

And just to show you all that you can do this even without my direct guidance, and that even if you do work with one of my coaches, which even if you join the basic level, you can always add on a one off session with one of my coaches. I do think there's a couple spots left for the group, which you will get two individual coaching sessions with one of my coaches. Then you also get the fertility trauma coach, which is an amazing… If we would've had that when Keanna was here, we would've definitely had her. That would've been a great adjunct to what she was going through, dealing with the anxiety. But I just think it's just a good takeaway because I feel like.

Everybody puts me on this pedestal, but it's like my team, there's so many amazing practitioners out there, not even just the ones on my team, there's so many amazing practitioners out there that can really support you. So what I said earlier on that reel that I posted earlier today, of the three keys, finding a practitioner that you align with, that believes in you… What else did I say? Advocating for yourself and having a tribe, feeling supported. That's exactly what Keanna said, and that's exactly what all the other stories of hope, every single one of them was. It was about advocacy, it was about self discovery, exploration, speaking up for themselves, asking for what they need. And most importantly, having a team that they trusted, that they could rely on.

That's what we were to Keanna, of just she bounced… I went through every single… We keep really good chart notes. We use an electronic health record system and everybody signs off to say that, “Aimee can look at my notes,” so I was able to look at Keanna's notes today, and the email exchanges and just the back and forth. The second she gets the positive pregnancy test, “Okay, this is what we're going to adjust with your supplements. This is the blood test I want you to get.” It's just knowing you have that person.

This is the last call. You have four hours and 17 minutes to sign up for my Yes, You Can Get Pregnant e-course, this round of it. Enrollment will close for the year. And know that too, you get those weekly Q and As that are run by me, and then you're also going to see Sarah, she's going to be in the group. She's going to run some of the monthly meetups and you'll see the genius that she is. And you'll see the genius that Carrie is and the genius that Heather is, the genius that Mickey is, the genius that Sam is, the genius that my whole team is.

Just thinking about, our plan is to huddle and hug and hold, and support you all, and cheer you on. And we're highly experienced practitioners who, together, have… I don't know, 60 decades of experience or something crazy like that. We've seen a lot, we know a lot and we want to support you and help you. So this is it. This is it. You got four hours and 16 minutes to take the leap. The basic course, aimeeraupp.com/basic, there's the full price, there's a four pay. Then if you want the seven pay option, it's aimeeraupp.com/7. The number seven, don't spell it out. Pay.

I do think there's a couple spots left in the group that will run in November. The October group is already completely full, and working with me is completely full. And yeah, the extended payment plan, my team just wrote aimeeraupp.com/7pay. Yeah, I think that's it. I think I'm going to sign off of social media for the rest of the night and probably through tomorrow because I need a break. “I need a 21 pay.” Oh, I'm sorry, my love, Lover Lovestone. I wish I could extend the payments. Honestly, it adds up for me and my team, and from all the admin costs and all the things, it gets… But you could also look into doing a one off coaching session then with one of my team members, $325 for a 60 minute session where you will get a lot of information and a pretty individualized plan.

It doesn't go as in depth. And the beauty of the e-course is the length of time that you have access to it, which is however long you need it for. And the length of time you have access to the weekly Q and As with me, and the value there is invaluable. It's thousands of dollars, and to just pick my brain, and to be privy to all the new information. I read research all the time. I'm talking to doctors all the time. I see cases all the time. I get to learn and then bring that to you, and that is invaluable. And you get to learn things like this, like what Keanna shared. Oh, endometrial function test, I didn't know about that. You know how many girls, I'm like, “Did anybody do a hysteroscopy on you? Has anyone done a biopsy?” They're like, “Wait, what's that? No, my doctor just said it's my age or my equality.”

Even this poor girl, she's 27 when this process started, they're telling her she needs IVF? Yeah, I know. “The fact that you can get Aimee for an hour weekly for 257 a month, for seven months is beyond incredible.” Wow, thank you. Of course, I'm always here for my time and knowledge. And even if the e-course doesn't speak to you in this moment, I'm still here for you and I'm still cheering for you, and I will support you however I can in my weekly lives here. And [inaudible 00:46:20] get a hot seat one day, right? Yeah. We do have members with the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. We actually just had a new one join, and you're not the same one because she's already in the course. So yes, we have. She has Ehlers-Danlos, I'm not going to say it right. She also has Mast Cell Activation syndrome. And yeah, we do. Okay, have a great night, guys. I love you. Thanks for supporting me and tolerating all of my lives this week.

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