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Kind Cure: Kimberly Beats Infertility

Kind Lifer Kimberly recently shared her story with me… Thank you so much Kimberly for sharing this and taking action to help others!!

Seven million women in the United States each year find themselves not able to conceive. They want a child desperately, more than anything in the world, but for some reason their bodies are not cooperating. I found myself in this same situation. I was in my mid-late 30’s and was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Basically, that meant doctors had found no medical reason why I was unable to conceive. I tried conventional fertility treatment, but still no baby. I eventually gave up and came to grips that my husband and I would be a childless couple. We would travel. We didn’t travel much more, but that’s what people say to make themselves feel better and we were no different.

Time passed after giving up on becoming pregnant, when I stumbled across a new way of eating. A whole foods plant-based diet, specifically raw food for me, and in less than three months of eating this way, I found myself pregnant! What I discovered was the same diet that helps cure diseases and conditions such as heart disease, cancer, migraines, etc. cured my unexplained infertility. You can only imagine my happiness and joy after years of not being able to conceive and learning that food balanced my hormones and increased my health to a level that allowed me to give birth to a beautiful baby boy. I felt compelled to share my story with as many women and families as possible. I want to help women learn what good nutrition is and how it can change their lives as it did mine.

I’ve recently published a book, Passing the Pregnancy Test, which is the story of my journey to better health and the ability to conceive. The book also includes 11 interviews with experts in the field including Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Pam Popper, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Brendan Brazier, Joe Cross and more.

 

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  • Colliemom

    Our hormones can be tricky. So glad to hear that Kimberly found the answer through diet! I had never been a fan of meat, but my first pregnancy caused me to be repulsed by it.

  • Sharon Cox

    Infertility does not mean you cannot have kids. Adoption is a much more kind option as well as the more environmentally friendly choice. We are facing an over-population crisis, one where food is becoming increasingly scarce.

    Stop defining family as 2 parents and their genetic offspring.

    I acknowledge your right to have a genetic child. It is your choice and while I am strongly against fertility treatments, I would not dream of taking away a persons right to them.

    I only ask that you recognize how insensitive you are being with your statement, “that my husband and I would be a childless couple”. Think of the thousands of children in foster care, just in this country. Do they not deserve a loving home? Are they not children? Could you not have adopted them?

    I am glad that you were able to overcome infertility naturally and understand that adoption might not have felt like a correct choice for you. However, you need to recognize that you did have options; compassionate, kind, conscious options that would surely have brought both you and your husband great joy.

  • Cassie Vaughn

    Beautiful story!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Kathleen Harlander

    Thank you for sharing this story! I am a life coach that specializes in women’s issues, and I also run a blog on women’s issues. The biological drive to have a child can be almost overwhelming, and a struggle with infertility can be absolutely heartbreaking. We tend to create an image in our minds of what our life “should” or “will” be like, and when we are faced with something that throws that completely off course it can be just as difficult grieving the loss of that plan/dream as grieving the loss of a loved one. Congratulations and thanks again for sharing!

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