Simply fertility coaching has 2 aims:

  1. Reduce the negative impact infertility is having on you and your life
  1. Enhancing your body’s natural fertility using mind-body techniques. Fertility coaching can directly impact egg health, shrink fibroids, improve sperm mobility, reduce PCOS symptoms, reduce endometriosis and much more.

It’s simple, effective and it works

Fertility coaching is highly successful in helping you feel more positive and in improving your chances of conceiving.

Fertility coaching combines experienced fertility knowledge, cognitive-therapy, guided relaxations and visualisations, positive psychology and professional coaching skills to transform your experience of fertility, assist your body and mind to be in the healthiest place possible and teach you relaxation tools and stress-reduction techniques which you will use for the rest of your life.

Coaching helps you to change your mindset to be more positive, provide you with coping skills and (although it’s hard to believe right now) to help you to feel calm and in control of your fertility journey.

I’m here to be your knowledgeable guide, your cheerleader, your strength when you don’t have any left and to help you foster that hope of parenthood and turn that into a plan to get there!

“In a study by Harvard University, women accessing a supported mind-body program were over twice as likely to conceive as those who didn’t. Of those women that got pregnant, 76% did so naturally (without medical intervention) within 12 months despite their age, number of years of trying and diagnoses.”

Let’s get real…..

You want a baby. In fact that’s all you think about. Til you drive yourself crazy. It’s impacting your relationships, your social life, work, your body – in fact all of you.

But more than that, trying to conceive is leaving you feeling stuck, isolated, hopeless, angry, worthless, guilty, scared and a million other things every day.

Some days you’re not even sure who you are anymore and you just can’t relax and get out your own head.

Infertility showed up in your life uninvited. Everything was going fine, until month after month nothing happened. Your friends were all falling pregnant normally. You couldn’t talk about it – it’s still embarrassing and deep down you were wondering ‘what’s wrong with me?’

So you got your big girl pants on and researched obsessively. You waged war on it – throwing everything at it until you had nothing left to give (but still somehow you kept going).

Talk about the elephant in the room – this became this massive multi-coloured ginormous thing you are carrying around everywhere with you that totally changes how you look at the world. But no one else can see it because you masked it with a smile and carried on like superwoman!  

Even the people that you have let into your inner world don’t really get it, say inappropriate and hurtful things and forget the next minute and carry on with their amazing lives.

On the outside, you’re amazing too – kicking ass at work, buying the best gift for your bestie’s baby shower and the ‘go-to-girl’ for all your friends’ problems. On the inside, however you’re a #hotmess, barely holding it together.

Even on your better days, you’re still sad that these are the cards you’ve been dealt and struggle to feel like your old self.

So what have you done so far?

Been to countless appointments with doctors and alternative therapists but still feel you need something or someone else on your team

Googled every possible reason this could be happening or every angle of your diagnosis if you have one

Pored obsessively over every success story

Reached out to some people in your life but aren’t feeling fully supported.

Avoided baby showers, family gatherings and pregnancy announcements in your news feed but they still sneak through and hit you like a punch in the stomach

Read every book, blog or Pinterest story

Downloaded every free guide, subscribed to a million lists and joined online summits to see if you’ve missed anything (this just sent you down a load of rabbit holes with more questions than answers & drained all your energy)

Eliminated toxins, transformed your diet and taken herbs or supplements and even though you love these changes it’s really hard to stay motivated because your mind is not cooperating and it’s hard to stay on track with it all

You’ve done all you can by yourself

 

You’re exhausted

 

It’s time for change

 

Nobody should have to go through the hell of infertility alone and unsupported.

 

It’s time to be #strongertogether

 

It’s time to fight back

How does fertility coaching work?

Fertility Coaching is a highly personalised, intensive mind-body program where we work one-to-one to:

  • De-stress you, help you find balance and teach you proven relaxation techniques and self-help tools
  • Help you drop the guilt and self-blame forever and learn to take better care of yourself
  • Uncover any emotional blocks, stop the negative thoughts looping in your mind and help you change to more positive thinking
  • Assess lifestyle, physical and emotional factors affecting your fertility
  • Help you heal from the traumas of infertility and miscarriage and teach you simple coping techniques so your journey is more up than down
  • Alter your mindset so your life and view of your fertility is much more positive
  • Strengthen and motivate you
  • Help you optimize your relationships whether that be with your partner, family, friends or colleagues
  • Set goals for yourself and make you accountable to them (in a nice way!)
  • Build you up and enhance and maximise your body’s natural fertility through mind-body techniques
  • Prepare you for parenthood and guide you to find your way out of infertility

 “It’s like having a knowledgeable guide by your side. Not only someone you can talk to properly, but someone who gets it and has the skills to help you feel more positive, in control and more like you again!

What the research says

We’re research geeks! We pride ourselves on providing an approach based on science and continually strive to develop tools and techniques based on evidence from the scientific and scholarly communities.

Your Mental Health

Sadly the research confirms what you already know - that infertility has a huge negative impact on mental health. This has even been likened to the same impact as those going through terminal illnesses. Yes seriously - what you’re feeling is incredibly tough and you need support to get through this!

Your Stress

Even more cruel is that stress also affects your fertility - the research on this is clear.

“In a study of women with no known fertility issues, they demonstrated that women with increased alpha-amylase (an enzyme marking higher stress levels) in their saliva took longer to conceive” (Louis et al, 2011).

In a recent study in 135 IVF patients, cortisol was measured through samplings of hair, which measures levels from the prior 3 to 6 months. The hair Cortisol levels were significantly correlated to pregnancy rates (Massey, 2016)

Many studies have shown that the more distressed the women prior to and during treatment, the lower the pregnancy rates (Rooney, 2018)

The Good News

The exciting part is that the research also confirms that when you start working on your mind health, it quickly generates results - not only in improvement in psychological markers (decreased anxiety, stress levels and depression) but also in increased pregnancy rates:

 

“Alleviating depression and other psychological distress in infertile women appears to make it easier for them to get pregnant.” (Dr Alice Domar)

 

“Women who had participated in a stress management program before or during their second IVF cycle had a 160% greater pregnancy rate than women who had not.” (Domar and Nikolovski, 2002)

Mind Body Connection

“In a study by Harvard University, women accessing a mind-body program were over twice as likely to conceive within 12 months as those who didn’t. Of those women that got pregnant, 76% did so naturally (without medical intervention despite their age, number of years trying and diagnoses.” (Journal of Fertility and Sterility, 2000)

 

“In a recent study of a digital version of the Boston Mind+Body program,  women experienced significant decreases in anxiety and depression and a 4.47 times higher pregnancy rate.” (Clifton, 2020)

What this means for you

SO… there’s real power in this. This isn’t just talking about it - this is doing something about it and having a real impact on you and your chances of conceiving. 

Combine this with a fertility-friendly lifestyle (and we’re here to give you tips on this too!) and this is truly where the magic is!

We never promise to get you pregnant, but we do promise that if you implement the tools regularly, connect with others and yourself and work on your emotional and physical health - you will see a dramatic change in your experience of infertility (and hopefully take a shortcut too!)

What’s included in fertility coaching?

  • All clients start with a comprehensive pre-assessment which includes your fertility, relationship, menstrual and family history. Once this is completed, you are booked in for your intensive first session where we chat through any potential issues identified in your pre-assessment, start to identify emotional areas that are affecting you and develop goals and an action plan for you to achieve these goals.
  • Following the first session, you will receive your personalised resources for you to review. This includes a copy of the goal state we are working towards, your action list and your tailored affirmations and visualisation audio. 
  • In subsequent sessions, we use a variety of tools such as cognitive therapy, coaching and guided relaxations to help you reach those goals and feel calmer and more supported.
  • The guided visualisations and relaxations are a favourite part of each session for many clients – it’s an opportunity to be guided into a state of complete relaxation and we bring in your goals and past history to completely tailor the experience to you, help you restructure your thoughts and maximise your fertility.
  • Fully-edited versions of your tailored relaxation and transformation recordings are available in addition to the coaching for you to download and use in between sessions
  • Every coaching package also includes VIP access to Your Fertility Toolbox app where you can access a private community and over 100 MIND + BODY resources for fertility

What can I expect?

  • The sessions are very informal and allow you to open up about how fertility is affecting you and uncovering anything that may be unhealthy for you, working together to boost your fertility.
  • Sessions are conducted virtually by video call and in between sessions, you have unlimited access via email or message during office hours for additional support.
  • All information discussed within the coaching is of course completely confidential and is time for you to just let go and be clear on what you need in your life right now and how you can maximise your chances of getting pregnant.

You don’t have to do this alone!

About your fertility coach

Karenna Wood - international fertility coach

Karenna Wood is an international fertility coach who has supported over 1500 women to find a better way through infertility. She has been coaching for 10 years and is incredibly passionate about women getting more emotional support during infertility.

Karenna is an expert in positive psychology, coaching techniques, hypnosis and meditation for fertility and is also an independent antenatal teacher and HypnoBirthing practitioner.She specialises in the emotional side of fertility and birthing and is a passionate advocate for mind-body medicine and the power of relaxation.

Qualifications:

  • First-class BA (Hons) Applied Communications
  • Certified Fertility Coach, The Fertile Body Method
  • Certified Fertility Educator, The HypnoBirthing Institute
  • Diploma in Childbirth Education (DipEd), Childbirth International
  • Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Marie Mongan Method, The HypnoBirthing Institute
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Infant Massage Information Service

In 2017, she founded ‘Your Fertility Hub’ to reach more women with the tools and techniques she uses in private practice, to empower more women to take control of their fertility and to create an inspiring and supportive community. Your Fertility Hub aims to help thousands of women worldwide reduce the negative impact of infertility and enhance their natural fertility.

Karenna’s podcast (Your Fertility Hub) is one of the leading fertility podcasts and much-loved by her many listeners worldwide for her open and in-depth approach to stories, interviews and strategies to support yourself during infertility.

In 2020, she launched the Your Fertility Toolbox app which was a huge dream of hers – to make fertility coaching and support accessible for all. Here she offers VIP membership with direct-message coaching and access to over 100 MIND+BODY resources for just $19 per month.

Karenna has three children. She knows the joy and deep richness children bring and she is incredibly passionate to help her clients achieve that too.

Why I do what I do?

I know there’s a better way to live through and get out of infertility. I’ve seen it firsthand with my clients. I founded Your Fertility Hub to spread the word wider and to help change the conversation around fertility to be more positive, more personal and more mainstream. My dream is that emotional support is fully integrated into everyone’s fertility journey, not just for the few that actively seek it out – everyone needs it, everyone should have access to it.

What clients say…

“I worked with Karenna through my 2nd and 3rd IVF cycles, a miscarriage and the early stages of my recently successful pregnancy. She helped prop me up and give me the tools to get through it all. Karenna provides an invaluable service to women going through some of the toughest days of their lives. She offers a wonderful support and seems to be able to easily pick apart a problem and help you work through a solution. I cannot recommend the service you provide enough.”
Rachael

“Karenna is a dedicated, loyal and supportive Fertility Coach. It was wonderful to finally have someone to share my concerns and fears with, as well as my aspirations, hopes and dreams for the creation and expansion of my family. Through her powerful processes and tools, we were able to uncover those things that were holding me back from being 100% committed to my fertility journey. As I worked through each step with the knowledge that Karenna and her compassionate and understanding ways were there to support me, I came to focus more on the joys that lay before me, rather than the worries that had previously over-powered and over-whelmed me. Thank you Karenna for offering such a unique and treasured service. I would be delighted to recommend your services to all future mums.”
Sheonaigh

“We conceived our first gorgeous son after a long fertility journey including two miscarriages, open surgery for fibroids and IVF which included 6 unsuccessful transfers. When we came to start trying for our second child we had one embryo left and I was determined that I would be physically and mentally ready to give that little embryo the best chance for survival. I worked with Karenna to help prepare mentally. The words that most stayed with me, even now, was about envisioning welcoming the embryo ‘home’. I immediately felt differently and I also felt my mind settling about the previous 6 fertilised embryos that were transferred. The transfer was successful, and my precious second little boy came into the world when I was just 6 months pregnant. He came home from hospital 9.5 weeks later, perfectly healthy and simply gorgeous.”
Priya

“I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet Karenna and have her guide me at this part of my fertility journey. From our first consultation I found that Karenna is very perceptive and was able to pick up on underlying issues that she was able to help me work through. She has helped me to visualise and plan my daily goals. She has also helped me to find ways to implement daily relaxation techniques into my busy day. It has started the ball rolling on making important changes to having a happier and healthier me.”
Shiree

“Karenna is a wonderful listener and had the ability to extract feelings and thoughts from me that I did not even realise were affecting me and how I felt about having another baby. It was quite a confronting experience, in a positive way, as I was being shown all the things that could be affecting my chances of falling pregnant, when it was least expected. I left the session feeling clearer about my emotional readiness for having another baby and with the tools to achieve this.”
Kirsty

Frequently Asked Questions

What stage of my fertility journey should I start fertility coaching?
You can start fertility coaching at any stage of your fertility journey. Many clients will attend fertility coaching when they are searching for new ways to maximise their fertility and in addition to IVF (I offer a specialised coaching process for IVF) or other medical treatments, whereas others come to fertility coaching at the beginning of their journey.

Regardless of what stage you are at, fertility coaching can help as it is tailored to the individual

How does coaching and visualisation help women get pregnant?
Visualisation is a key element of achieving any goal, allowing the mind to completely focus and deliver clear, healthy messages to the body. Through tailored and guided visualisations we can identify and work with the subconscious mind to create long-lasting changes, actual physical changes in the body and clear away any negative thought patterns or experiences which may be affecting your and your fertility. This is also deeply-relaxing benefiting your mind and body in many ways.

The coaching means we are solution and future-focused and set bite-sized goals that you can achieve to get you into your most fertile state ready for conception.

Fertility coaching with Karenna is really unique as it combines experienced fertility knowledge, meditation and visualisation tools, professional coaching techniques and positive psychology techniques to help you bring about change to your fertility journey.

Through fertility coaching, you will feel informed, empowered and in control of your journey.

What does fertility coaching include?

View our fertility coaching options for exact inclusions. 

Fertility coaching packages include:

  • A comprehensive pre-assessment
  • Initial intensive 2-hour goal-setting and identifying session
  • Follow-up 45-minute sessions
  • A personalised workbook, affirmations and action plan
  • A personalised meditation audio to support you in between sessions
  • Recordings of any sessions for you to replay
  • In addition, you have VIP access to the Your Fertility Toolbox app which contains a private community plus over 100 MIND+BODY resources for fertility
  • Unlimited email/message access during office hours
Does Fertility Coaching work?
Of course, there are no guarantees, however fertility coaching is very successful in firstly helping you feel happier, more positive and in control and secondly putting your body in the best possible place to get pregnant.

Many research studies have shown that women who use mind-body tools / programs and practice visualisations have over double the pregnancy and IVF success rates.

Does it contradict other fertility or alternative treatments?
No, fertility coaching will only enhance other fertility treatments and will in no way contradict any other treatment you are receiving. This is also the case for alternative therapies e.g. acupuncture, as the coaching is working with the mind and overall health and well-being.

In fact, fertility coaching is highly successful at maximising your chances of getting pregnant whilst undergoing medical treatments and includes specific visulisations and therapy to accompany IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies.

Does this replace the need for other treatment?
In some cases fertility coaching is all that is needed to create the most fertile conditions for natural conception; whereas in other cases, the coaching can be the perfect companion to medical treatments such as IVF. Depending on your personal and medical circumstances, fertility coaching can work alone or as part of a holistic treatment plan.
How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed varies for each individual. All clients start with an initial intensive 2-hour session consultation and our coaching options include various numbers of follow-up sessions. Our IVF coaching options are fully flexible throughout so we can respond to any new experiences or matters that arise during treatment.

Do you see both partners?
No, we only see one partner. It is important to fully focus on one individual and it would be a conflict to work with both parties. If both partners wish to pursue fertility coaching, we can refer one partner to a relevant practitioner
What locations do you work in?
As sessions take place online so clients come from anywhere in the world. We are as flexible as possible around your time zones and schedule.

For our sessions, it’s important that you can find a quiet space where we will not be disturbed and as we are working over the Internet, that you have a good, strong internet connection.

How do I book?

Select your fertility coaching option, pay directly online and we will be in touch within 24-48 hours regarding your pre-session assessment and booking in your intensive initial call.

Let’s get started…

  • Are you yearning for and ready for change? Do you need something different for your journey? When you’re at that place and we start coaching together – that’s where the magic happens.
  • Are you ready to embrace a new way of living through and out of your fertility journey?
  • Are you ready to feel more positive each and every day, to take control of your fertility and have someone motivating you and supporting you every step?
  • Are you ready to give to yourself? To invest not only in your fertility but your overall health, relationships, career etc and to find time to nourish and nurture YOU, as YOU are at the heart of your fertility journey?

 

So many women go through infertility alone or wish they’d sought support earlier.

Don’t be one of them!

 

Book your fertility coaching today and feel supported, energised

and supercharged for your journey

Choose from 3 fertility coaching options

Having Karenna to discuss the difficulty involved at every stage and knowing that she understood and knew just what to say was invaluable. Knowing I had her support made an enormous difference as this process was incredibly lonely and alienating. Few people can relate or truly understand.”

Louise