Supporting women who are struggling to get pregnant, make the best decisions about their health and wellbeing
Is your life on pause while you try to conceive ?
Are you overwhelmed with ideas for boosting your fertility, and not sure which one to try next ?
Do you wish you had someone you could talk to about this Someone other than your partner, who (though he loves you very much), would prefer a different topic of conversation ?
I’m Nicola, a fertility coach and a passionate believer in the power of natural therapies.
I know the crazy rollercoaster you’ve been on, and I’ve experienced some of it myself.
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at 16 and the doctor told me I would never have children.
I was put on the contraceptive pill to mask my symptoms and went from one low-fat diet to another, desperately trying to lose weight. It wasn’t until I started training in natural medicine that I realised the harm I was doing to my body, by using the pill and crash dieting.
I’m a certified Integrative Fertility Coach… I have Diplomas in Acupuncture and Naturopathy and 10 years experience working with clients to improve their well-being. Whilst I was training, I made small changes to my diet and lifestyle and my periods started coming back slowly.
When I wanted to start my family, I was pretty scared. I thought I would have a lot of heartache and have to wait a long time for anything to happen. I was one of the lucky ones, and I fell pregnant straight away. Two natural and healthy pregnancies later, I’m committed to helping other women in similar positions, move forward with their fertility journey.
Nicola’s fertility course was the best decision I made on my journey to becoming pregnant. I thought conception would come easily, coming from a large family, being in my early 30s and in good health. After months of trying, I became a wreck on a monthly basis, waiting to see if this would be the month…
I know the challenges you face on a day to day basis
I can help you make lifestyle changes that will:
Boost your physical and mental well-being now
Improve your chances of conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
Develop habits for life to help you get parenthood off to the best possible start.
Stop waiting for your happily ever after.
As a fertility coach, I’ve helped dozens of women at one of the most challenging times of their adult lives.
The women who consulted me told a similar story:
They felt betrayed by their bodies.
They felt let down by medical professionals who offered negative news without ideas for a way forward.
Their relationships began to suffer as fertility matters dominated their lives, making it difficult to enjoy being a couple.
Eager to help themselves, they researched natural remedies, then became overwhelmed by the possibilities, and weren’t sure where to start.
This was not an easy subject to discuss with friends and family, so they were feeling lonely and isolated.
This all led to more stress and negative feelings – not a good combination for fertility.
I helped them take back control of their fertility and well-being by delivering expert guidance, step by step instructions tailored to them and emotional support.
And I loved how I helped them get on with their lives, feel empowered, take intentional action, and feel less alone.
But I was frustrated that I could only help those women that walked into my clinic – I wanted to be able to reach out to more. And I wanted these women to get to know each other – to share the struggle and the success. To not feel so alone.
Nicola’s course taught me to think outside of the mere mechanics of conception and consider my wellbeing holistically. Through the simple but informative workbooks, we identified other influences in my life which may have been having a negative effect and found solutions so I could control the impact they were having on me. The exercise and diet suggestions I am sure not only helped me conceive, but have found a place in my everyday life, and I am still using the relaxation and mindfulness techniques suggested by Nicola.
Now I have taken my knowledge and experience and combined it into
The Hedgehog Fertility Programme
This 12-week programme introduces small changes each week, into five different areas of your life: Nutrition, exercise, mindset, stress and lifestyle.
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Over 12 weeks you will learn:
#1 Optimal Nutrition For Fertility And Living Well
- Which pre and post natal supplements you should be taking, and in what quantities.
- How to balance fats and proteins in your diet.
- The importance of managing sugar intake, and how to do it.
- The secret to staying hydrated (and no, it isn’t just ‘drink lots of water’).
- How stimulants affect your fertility and where you will find them.
- The role of mindful eating.
- Gluten – should you or shouldn’t you?
- Which herbs and spices you should include and which you should avoid.
- If superfoods should play a role in your fertility diet?
- Going organic – worth the investment?
#2 Stress Reduction Techniques
I will take you through a guided tour of various methods for managing stress, including:
- Emotional Freedom Technique (I am a qualified EFT practitioner)
- Acupuncture ear seeds (I have a Diploma in Acupuncture)
- The importance of self-care
- Breathing exercises to help in stressful situations.
#3 Mindset Matters
For many of my clients unlocking their mindset issues is the key to improving their fertility. Together we take a look at the questions I’ve heard my clients ask and I asked myself:
- What’s wrong with my body?
- Do I deserve a baby?
- Do I want to give up my career?
- How do I cope with past miscarriages/abortions/trauma/IVF?
- Can I financially afford treatment or to raise a child?
- Plus techniques for dealing with other people’s comments about your fertility
- And support to move through grief, anger, jealousy (because it seems like everyone is falling pregnant, except you.
#4 Fitness and Fertility
- How to balance of exercise to keep you fit, healthy, and fertile.
- Learn how to enjoy yoga & qi gong with instructional videos.
- Too busy to exercise? Learn how to incorporate it into your daily life.
- Resistance exercise – what it is and how to do it safely.
- Adapting your exercising schedule to your menstrual cycle.
- Enjoy empower walks (30-minute recorded empowering audios to listen to while you walk).
#5 Lifestyle Changes
Small, easily implemented changes that can help you live well while trying to conceive, including:
- Charting your fertility.
- Maintaining your relationship and a healthy sex life.
- Tackling sleep difficulties.
- Eliminating environmental toxins.
- Decluttering your life to create mental and physical space.
This programme is for you if:
- You have been trying to get pregnant for a little while, but nothing is happening yet.
- You are thinking about starting to try for a baby soon and want to ensure you are in the best position to start trying.
- You are going through assisted conception and want to maximise your chances of conceiving.
- You have suffered from pregnancy losses and want to try making positive lifestyle changes to help.
In 12 weeks time you will:
- Have all the knowledge and tools you need to have a real impact on your fertility.
- Be confident in your ability to trust your instinct and listen to your body.
- Be living your life for the now and enjoy being in the present without worrying about the future
- Feel healthier and more confident in your own skin.
- Have developed amazing support network and new friends who are sharing your journey.
- Have the strength to face anything that’s thrown at you.
Most importantly, you’ll know you are completely in control of your health and wellbeing and are taking positive steps towards creating your family.
But I don’t expect you to navigate this alone. I’m not throwing a stack of information at you and leaving to muddle through. I’m here to help you through the 12 weeks and beyond.
The course welcomes input from your partner, so my husband has been involved on this journey with me, and could support me with the changes I made as a result of Nicola’s guidance.
My weekly calls with Nicola helped me delve deeper, investigating further the concerns I had identified when going through the workbooks, and motivated me to keep working on my own wellbeing as a fertility tool.
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The complete 12 week Hedgehog Fertility Programme
Five short lessons delivered each week, for 12 weeks.
Every week we will jump on facebook live together to talk about the weekly theme and talk about any questions that have come up.
Access to The Hedgerow
Lifetime access to my exclusive Facebook group. Engage with like-minded women who are sharing your journey, ask questions, seek support, and tag me in whenever you need me.
Extra bonuses just added!
Join before doors close on Wednesday 20th September and receive over £100 in bonuses including:
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Meet the experts
Not only do you get my knowledge and skills, I’m teaming up with the best of best in the fertility industry so that you can find exactly what works for you. I’ll be collaborating with more experts over time and you will have access to all the new material as it becomes available.
Sarah Holland – Fertile Mindset
Sarah Holland is the founder of Fertile Mindset where she offers nurturing fertility support using the powerful technique EFT. With 17 years of experience working with fertility, she has helped thousands negotiate the emotional rollercoaster of fertility issues. She believes it is possible for anyone to transform their fertility journey into a much more positive experience, and that for many healing the emotional aspects are key to resolving their fertility issues.
Based in the UK, Sarah’s support is available worldwide via phone or Skype consultations and through her online fertility support programs. Having experienced her own fertility challenges Sarah is now a mum to two amazing boys through both birth and adoption.
Connect with Sarah at fertilemindset.com
Elisabeth Manning – Fertile Living
Elisabeth Manning is a change agent in the realm of fertility, cradling the notion that when we thrive in our own lives first, life is more likely to thrive within us. Life itself is sacred, and children are especially sacred. Parenting, fertility, caring for our earth and creating a better world are all interconnected. How we approach our journey has great potential to impact many generations to come, beginning with the love life we create within ourselves, first.
Author, speaker, and founder of Fertile Living and the Conscious Conception methodology, Elisabeth teaches parents-to-be and practitioners alike to embrace fertility as a conscious, personal growth path to parenthood. Because fertility is about life, by removing hidden mental, emotional and spiritual blocks to what makes us thrive, we also have the potential to dissolve blocks to our fertility.
Connect with Elisabeth at elisabethmanning.com
Nancy Weiss – Empowered Fertility for the Holistic Chick
Nancy Weiss is a Fertility Coach and Reiki Practitioner dedicated to supporting women in rocking their fertility journey through teaching powerful mindset techniques, holistic living and the awareness of the body’s divine energy centres. Trained as a Holistic Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and applying principles such as the Law of Attraction in her life, she has been able to see the fruits of success on her own road to conceive.
It’s her passion to help women do the same so they can ease their mind, create true happiness in their lives and call in the destined baby of their dreams.
Connect with Nancy at gratefullifewellness.com.
Lauren Gayfer – The Fairy Food Mother
Lauren Gayfer is a star nutritional therapist, healthy food-obsessive, and founder of The Fairy Food Mother, her nutritional therapy practice for women who want to regain their sparkle.
Time and again, over the last 15 years, Lauren has used good nutrition to bring her back to health. When she was suffering with IBS in her 20s, as an exhausted new mother in her 30s, and now she manages her autoimmunue thyroid disease in her 40s, the foundation is always food. Creating healthy, delicious meals that make you feel amazing is what she is best at. And nothing gives her a bigger buzz than sharing this with other women and witnessing their transformation from tired, bloated and sugar addicted to energised, vibrant and free from cravings.
Connect with Lauren at laurengayfer.co.uk
Laura Agar Wilson – Wholeheartedly Healthy
Laura Agar Wilson is the woman behind the popular healthy living and lifestyle blog www.wholeheartedlyhealthy.com.
Through her blog and health coaching practice, Laura inspires and educates other women on how to look after their health with good nutrition, exercise and a positive body image. She shares her experiences of losing over 60lbs following a life time of struggling with her weight.
Wholeheartedly Healthy follows Laura’s adventures in food, fitness and new motherhood sharing whole foods based recipes, product reviews and her personal accounts of pursuing a healthy happy life.
Connect with Laura at wholeheartedlyhealthy.com
Stephanie Risinger – Holistic Fertility and wellness
Stephanie Risinger is a Fertility Coach, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Stephanie has been a therapist for nine years, and she decided to start her podcast, The Holistic Fertility and Wellness Podcast, after experiencing several years of fertility challenges and pursuing holistic approaches to improving fertility.
She found that the information she sought was not as easily accessible as she had hoped. She worked hard to find resources and is now sharing those resources with others through her podcast.
Connect with Stephanie at holisticfertilitypodcast.com
Lauren Barber – Lauren Barber.co
Lauren is a Writer, Yoga Teacher, certified Health Coach, Business Mentor and holder of space who specialises in holistic wellbeing and personal growth. Working very much on mindset shifts, intuitive movement, breathing and meditation, Lauren helps people connect back to their mind, body and soul to a place of fulfilment, freedom and fun.
A highly stressful job teamed with self criticism and an inability to show compassion towards herself, lead to Lauren experiencing a number of health problems, including hormonal upsets and emotional blockages, which she believes lead to a total disconnect with her womb and feminine energy. Running on adrenalin and with chronic stress and anxiety, 5 years ago she turned to nutrition to begin her own healing practice. Since then yoga, meditation, intuitive movement and self acceptance, amongst many other things, have helped reconnect back and find that powerful, intuitive, womb wisdom she had switched off to. Still describing herself very much as a ‘work in progress’, Lauren now supports others in their own reconnect journey.
Connect with Lauren at laurenbarber.co
For me, the best thing about this course is the personalisation. Nicola got to know the journey I was on, and coached me through that journey. This wasn’t a generic approach to a problem, but a tailored solution for my life. I would advise anyone thinking about trying to conceive to give this a go. Thank you, Nicola!
Getting support from other women on a similar journey to you is incredibly empowering. That’s why I’m so excited to be doing a live round of the course in September 2017. Join the waitlist to be the first to find out when the doors open to the course.
If you are on the waitlist you will also receive a special surprise in the post if you sign up for the earlybird price.
Doors are open until 20th September