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We had the privilege of delving into the deeply personal journey of one of our team members, Hannah, as she shared her experiences with trying to conceive, pregnancy, and postpartum. Her story is one of resilience, faith, and the importance of holistic preparation.

Overcoming Challenges with Health and Eating Disorders

Hannah’s journey began with overcoming significant health challenges, including battling an eating disorder that had taken a toll on her physical and emotional well-being. She lost her period for over a year, a consequence of her struggles with disordered eating. However, with determination and by the grace of God, she embarked on a journey of healing and restoration, reclaiming her relationship with food and addressing underlying health issues.

Integrative Health Approach

Upon restoring her health, Hannah partnered with our integrative health team, led by Kari, to further address her health concerns and prepare her body for pregnancy. Together, they tackled issues such as gut dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. Through a combination of dietary adjustments, supplementation, and emotional support, Hannah began to lay the groundwork for a healthy conception and pregnancy.

Conception and Pregnancy

Despite initial concerns stemming from her health journey, Hannah and her husband embarked on the path to conception with faith and trust in the Lord’s plan. Miraculously, they conceived on their first attempt, a testament to the power of faith and God’s timing. Throughout her pregnancy, Hannah embraced a holistic approach, prioritizing whole foods, and mindful supplementation. She opted for personalized, intimate care with a midwife, aligning with her desire for a natural birthing experience.

Navigating Unexpected Challenges

However, during labor, unforeseen challenges arose. Despite careful preparation and planning for a home birth, prolonged labor necessitated a transfer to the hospital. Ultimately, Hannah underwent a C-section, highlighting the need for flexibility and trust in divine timing. Through prayer and surrender, she found peace in accepting the path set before her, recognizing that every step was part of a greater plan. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode where Hannah shared more about her pregnancy journey in Season 1, you can listen here!

Building a Comprehensive Care Team

Hannah’s journey underscores the importance of holistic support and collaboration within a care team. Alongside her midwife and integrative health practitioners, she engaged with childbirth education, sought guidance from a lactation consultant, and received care from a holistic chiropractor. This multidisciplinary approach ensured that her physical, emotional, and spiritual needs were addressed comprehensively.

Embracing Grace and Trust: Lessons Learned

Reflecting on her journey, Hannah emphasizes the importance of humility, trust, and surrender in the face of uncertainty. She acknowledges that while preparation is crucial, true peace comes from entrusting the outcome to a higher power. Each challenge and triumph served as a reminder of the boundless grace and wisdom present in the journey of conception, pregnancy, and postpartum.

A Journey of Faith and Preparation

Hannah’s journey encapsulates the delicate balance of preparation and surrender inherent in the process of conception, pregnancy, and postpartum. Through her story, we are reminded of the power of holistic care, the necessity of faith, and the beauty of embracing both the expected and unexpected with grace. We are honored to walk alongside individuals like Hannah, offering support, guidance, and compassion on their unique journeys to wellness and parenthood.  More information here on what it looks like to work with us!




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