A very real concern for a lot of couples is the inability to conceive a baby. Every year more than a million women in North America seek treatment. The conventional approach includes seeing doctors who begin with an infertility workup. Depending on their findings they may recommend drugs and/or high tech procedures such as IVF, IUI, etc. Many women also seek out complementary treatments that honor the mind-body connection, such as acupuncture, hypnosis, herbal remedies, homeopathy, chiropractic and mind-body approaches to improve the rates of success. The goal, of course, of fertility treatments is a successful pregnancy and bringing new life into the world.
At Home Fertility is excited to announce our Northern Expansion of our In Home Insemination services to Sonoma, Solano & Marin Counties!
The Licensed Midwives of At Home Fertility have been helping to create families in the Bay Area since 2002, through safe, gentle inseminations in the privacy and comfort of our clients’ own homes. We are proud to assist families of all types during the intimate, joyful and sometimes challenging conception process, offering personal care and support shaped by your needs and desires.
Have your intrauterine inseminations at home with a midwife, at your pace and on your schedule. Schedule appointments at your convenience, including evenings, weekends and holidays. We are happy to work with partners, known donors and banked sperm, and to collaborate with your other fertility support practitioners in order to provide you with the most optimal and supportive care possible.
I am a Certified Massage Therapist and Arvigo Practitioner. I grew up in Sebastopol, graduating from Analy High School and attend SRJC. I graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe, AZ in 2004 and moved back to Sonoma County to open a private practice specializing in pain relief and women's health. I trained with DONA as a doula in 2007 and as an infant massage instructor with Infant Massage USA in 2009. I also took additional training in prenatal massage at Healing Arts Institute in Citrus Heights, CA in 2009.
In 2012, I learned the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) from The Arvigo Institute in Greenfield, NH and I will complete my Certification in October 2014. ATMAT is an external, non-invasive manipulation using only hands to reposition reproductive organs and improve the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulse, and chi. It corrects the position of the bones of the pelvis and relieves tension in the core muscles. With complementary therapies including self-care massage at home, these techniques remove many obstacles to natural fertility in women and men alike. During pregnancy, ATMAT can also alleviate heartburn and indigestion, and promote proper uterine position for an easier birth. It's also important to receive this work in the postpartum period, especially after Cesarean birth. ATMAT has become a passion of mine and I'd love to share it with you.
I am a woman's health care advocate who is passionate about teaching women/couples how to understand their cycles so they can be free of chemicals and devices for regulating their fertility.
I am a certified practitioner of the Billings Method of Tracking Ovulation through WWOMB and have been teaching the Billings Method for the last four years. I bring an air of humor and ease to my classes so all women and couples are comfortable asking questions.
The Billings Method is 99.8% effective in preventing pregnancy and takes less than 3 minutes a day. It can be used at all stages of a womans reproductive life and is an EXCELLENT tool to use while breastfeeding to identify signs of fertility returning before the first period after giving birth.
I have been a HypnoFertility Therapist since 2006, trained through the HypnoBirthing Institute by Lynsi Eastburn. I have worked with many women prior to medical procedures and during them as well. The premise of Hypnosis for Fertility is that the mind controls the body so all of our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, etc. impact us, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. The HypnoFertility Program is designed around 12 sessions in order to support a woman through 3 cycles. As many get pregnant during this time, the remaining sessions are used to support the pregnancy. This year I was also trained and certified in The Fertlle Body Method, a program originating in the UK. This program provided me with more in depth training and has given me many more tools to increase the success rate. The success rate for Hypnosis for Fertility is around 60%, while for IVF...more like 30%. It's less costly and certainly a great option either as an adjunct to your medical procedures or before you even begin down that road. And, the big plus....it's VERY RELAXING!
I am a Holistic Health Coach. I have been in the fitness field for the last 12 years. Coaching on diet, exercise, lifestyle have been my main focus but recently I have taken a training on working with fertility issues and have added this service. Living a healthy life is all about balance. Fertility issues can usually be solved by regaining this balance within. Other trainings include: Waldorf class teacher, potter, physical therapist assistant. My background is diverse and I include all I have learned in life so far in my work with clients. Everyone is unique and individual and this is my approach.