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Story of Hope: Brenda’s Fertility Transformation at 41

Welcome to Stories of Hope: True tales of life, love, and perseverance from the Yes, You Can Get Pregnant community. Because we’re on the fertility journey together. 
Brenda first reached out to me in the summer of 2015 after buying and reading my book, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant. She told me a bit about her fertility journey, “I am 39 with an adopted daughter and trying to get pregnant with donor sperm. I had a chemical pregnancy earlier this month and was seriously considering giving up this dream. I realized through reading your book that I didn't truly believe I could get get pregnant because it has been drilled in my head that I am too old or have waited too long. I've even had people tell me it is selfish to want to get pregnant when my older daughter is adopted because she will feel less important to me (which is ridiculous), but was weighing heavily on my heart. After reading your book I had a nice long cry and the realization I can do this! I am going to take 3 months to work on the diet, the mantras, the yoga, the exercise, etc. Then I am going to try again in September. Thank you for making me see that I have the power to change my health and improve my fertility.”

At that point, Brenda did her best to follow all of the recommendations I make in my book. She got pregnant again in December of 2015 but had a miscarriage at 6 weeks.

A few months later she reached out again over email sharing some of her struggles with me, “I've been following the plan in your book (as closely as I can), but I struggle with all of the recommendations, I'm trying to force myself to stick to them but it's not easy for me because my life is just so busy. I need more support to do all of this… And, according to my fertility doctor, all of my fertility testing has been perfect. But since I just turned 40, my doctor is telling me I am no longer a good candidate for IUI, and he's urging IVF. But IVF just isn't an option for me financially. Is there anything else I can do? I appreciate any feedback you could give me as I really respect your opinion.”

Her timing was perfect as I was just putting together all of my materials for the Yes, You Can Get Pregnant Ecourse, including the secret Facebook group and I encouraged her to join as I had discovered so much more about treating fertility since writing my book, and I knew she could benefit. She took the leap and signed up for the Yes, You Can Get Pregnant Ecourse a few months before her 41st birthday. And, this time she fully committed to it all–the diet, the supplements and most importantly the lifestyle and the amazing SECRET FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUP. She was (and still is!) always one of the most active members in the group– sharing her story and seeking support. As she followed the Yes, You Can Get Pregnant program from the ecourse, she lost over 40 pounds, the skin issues she'd been dealing with resolved, her sleep and digestion improved and she felt the HEALTHIEST she had ever felt.

In February, at the age of 41, Brenda went in for another IUI with her fertility doctor and it worked! She is currently pregnant and so excited! Just last week (when we were emailing about her early pregnancy test results) she wrote to me, “I can say, I couldn't even imagine getting here a few months ago, and now everything feels almost unreal. I am so excited and feel so blessed! I can't thank you enough for you Yes, You Can Get Pregnant Ecourse. It has completely changed my life and my health! I have never felt so healthy… And the love and support from all the other women in the secret Facebook group have made the biggest difference of all! I've never seen a more positive group for women trying to become mothers. No matter where I was in my journey, there was always someone there to offer support and encouragement. I began to change my thinking about my body. I watched my health improve greatly and I began to look at my menstrual cycle in a new way and was actually grateful for my period because it was a sign of my fertility and ability to get pregnant soon. I've battled anxiety my whole life, but my constant state of worry and fear over ttc began to diminish and I learned to control the fears I had with meditation. I know I wouldn't be here without the support of Aimee and the entire Yes, You Can Get Pregnant E-course community! Thank YOU!!!”

It is my hope that Brenda takes home this baby. I have a feeling she will (as she is now 21 weeks pregnant!). Brenda truly took back the power over her health and her fertility, and I feel so blessed and honored to be a part of her journey. The ecourse I've created is so much more than a diet and supplement routine. It is way of life; it is a community; it is a self-transformation tool on every level: mentally, emotionally, physically and nutritionally.

Brenda beautifully exemplifies the possibilities that the program offers. YOU too can and DESERVE to receive the benefits of the Yes, You Can Get Pregnant Ecourse AND its supportive community. If you are ready to take the leap, like Brenda did, enroll today. I would be honored to guide you on your fertility journey.

About Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. This article was reviewed's editorial team and is in compliance with our editorial policy.


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