Infertility & Wellness Coaching

The infertility journey can get overwhelming very quickly. Heather takes all the stress from you and takes it on herself. If you’re feeling like you’re mentally exhausted by infertility, have unanswered questions, or wondering if you’re on the right protocol for your specific needs, then Heather will be as great of an asset for you as she was for me.

– M from Texas

Heather Huhnan Wellness & Infertility Counseling at RSC SF Bay Area
In addition to in-house counseling, we recommend patients consider infertility and wellness coaching. We offer this service through a referral to Heather R. Huhman.

Over five years, Heather endured seven in vitro fertilization transfers (three fresh, four frozen), four miscarriages, and stillborn twins before finally giving birth to her daughter Aurora prematurely in January 2016.

Inspired by her own painful experience with infertility and pregnancy loss, she launched a twice weekly podcast called Beat Infertility in June 2015. The show features both infertility warriors and fertility experts to empower listeners to educate themselves and become their own self-advocates.She now works full-time to help women battling infertility realize their dream of becoming parents.​

She’s also a Ketogenic & Intermittent Lifestyle Coach and working toward her Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. Her coaching methodology supports the whole person throughout the entire infertility journey.
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Education

Get answers to questions you didn’t even know needed to be asked to help make scientifically-based, well-informed decisions about your next steps.

Includes, but is not limited to:

  • Virtually/remotely attending your consults and appointments as your advocate
  • Debriefing after all consults and appointments to ensure all information and options were understood
  • Brainstorming questions to ask during appointments
  • Suggesting additional questions to ask following appointments
  • Assessing current diagnoses, such as a thyroid condition, that may need further management
  • Evaluating current diagnoses and diagnostics performed and suggesting any additional to discuss with your doctor
  • Reviewing current medications and supplements and suggesting any additions or changes to discuss with your doctor
  • Researching current literature to develop a complete list of your options at every step
  • Setting fertility-related goals, such as improving egg quality, and developing a plan to achieve those goals

Hope

Heather’s coaching has taken me from being afraid not only that I couldn’t achieve another pregnancy, but that if I did my body would not be able to safely carry it; to restoring my belief that both of those things are possible and will happen for me. She comes with such deep knowledge of the infertility journey, and she makes you feel understood and supported.

– R. from Virginia

 

Wishing is the belief that your goal — building your family — will simply manifest into reality. Hope, on the other hand, is the belief that the future will be better than the present and you have the power to make it so. Together, I’ll help you build a hopeful mindset.

Includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing a unique approach that works for you, with the goal of opening your mind — over time — to the possibility that you will become a parent
  • Validating your thoughts and emotions while pointing out unhealthy or unproductive ones
  • Brainstorming action plans — and backup plans in the event of obstacles along your journey
  • Identifying opportunities to take action that you may have missed but might impact future outcomes

Resiliency

Working with Heather has facilitated breakthroughs in my cultivating a healthier mental space, as well as in brainstorming ideas to present to my doctor. Heather helped me realize that it’s important to serve and participate in all of the other aspects of my life that make me who I am, which has made me feel lighter, stronger, and more able to continue in my treatment.

– L. from Arizona

Develop the ability to accept the challenges of your situation, process and recover from pain more effectively, eliminate resistance to prolonged suffering, and find healthy ways to adapt and move forward.

Includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing ways to face and tackle the challenges of your unique diagnosis and prognosis
  • Setting realistic goals and working toward them
  • Shifting your mindset from problems being insurmountable
  • Developing confidence in your ability to solve problems and trust your instincts
  • Identifying ways to live your life outside of infertility
  • Learning self-love, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness

Self-advocacy

I believe that working with Heather earlier could have cut a year or two off my journey. She backed up my intuition about what my last hurdle was, suggested a specific medication for it, and I am now 14 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby girl. While that won’t be the outcome for everyone, Heather is the real deal — none of this “just think positive” BS!

– K. from Illinois

Self-advocacy is voicing what you need — not confrontation. Most infertility warriors are not natural self-advocates and thus need help developing this skill.

Includes, but is not limited to:

  • Helping you realize you have a voice — and how to use it politely but effectively
  • Learning my five-step approach to self-advocacy
  • Identifying opportunities to speak up that you may have missed but might impact future outcomes
  • Brainstorming questions to ask your doctor following appointments — and in general throughout your journey
  • Drafting and editing emails and other written communication with doctors
  • Writing example scripts you can use for the specific situation while you’re still learning to self-advocate

Partnership

Her summative experience sets her apart from other infertility mentors. In working with Heather, you will have not only have a constant member of your infertility team who will provide emotional support and is in your corner through thick and thin, but who also helps you process information and empowers you to make changes that can improve outcomes.

– S. from Michigan

You are not alone on this journey. But you need a fellow infertility warrior to support and guide you, pick up the pieces when your world is falling apart, and celebrate even your smallest wins.

Includes guidance and support in the following areas, based on personal experience and research:

  • All paths to parenthood trying to conceive on your own, fertility treatments, donor gametes, adoption, gestational surrogacy, and living childfree
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Workplace issues

Health & wellness

Although it can be an uncomfortable topic for some, your overall health and lifestyle matters on this journey. Optimize it to be fertility-boosting rather than fertility-hindering.

Includes guidance, accountability, and meal plans for the following lifestyles:

  • Ketogenic and intermittent fasting
  • Paleo
  • Whole30
  • Mediterranean

Additionally, includes workout and stress management plans and accountability.