- Hannah L.
Our biggest reason for seeking care at Congruent was our infertility journey and overall just seeking out holistic options for hormone regulation. I was struggling with fibroids, painful periods, heavy bleeding, a lot of emotional stress coming out of covid, and dealing with grief from pregnancy loss.
It felt like nothing we were trying was working, and honestly I didn’t even know where to start. I didn’t know what types of resources there were, what to really look for or to try. Especially when dealing with infertility, you feel boxed into going to the doctor, they check to see if something is wrong, and if they can’t find anything wrong you’re just given the explanation of “unexplained infertility”. We were tired, sad, confused, and without resources. I wanted to do something to help my body, but I didn’t want to do infertility treatments yet.
At our 1st visit at CLC, my husband and I just felt so thankful and like it was an answer to prayer. There was relief in finding this other avenue of helping my body heal holistically. After we did the scans, it was so eye opening to see that my body was chronically stressed. It validated how much my mind had been through, but also my body. I was able to find answers for my body in a way that honored God. We knew after we left that 1st visit that this was the route we needed to take next.
We started in July and within a few weeks I noticed I was clenching my jaw less, I started to have a calmer demeanor when I was driving even! Overall I was feeling a lot more relaxed. I started to become more aware of when I was stressed. I’m a teacher, so in August when the school year started, I noticed it was the calmest, and most relaxed I had been at the start of a year.
After beginning care, I noticed my periods got much more regular and less painful. My fibroid was starting to shrink on ultrasound! By September we were pregnant! At that point we had been trying to conceive for 10 months unsuccessfully. We navigated a loss and an ectopic pregnancy, but in the midst of all of that, it was cool to see continued improvement in my scans and continued healing happening, and we were encouraged by this change after struggling to conceive for so long.
We are now expecting a baby! Sitting here remembering what it was like walking through infertility and feeling like that was never going to be us, or I was going to need so much help makes me emotional. We are so thankful you guys do such an amazing job here of reminding us how our body works and can heal, while simultaneously honoring God’s beautiful creation. Every time I’ve come in here, I’ve been in an encouraging environment, where people just Glorify who God is. It’s felt like a really empowering thing to do for my body in a way that’s not trying to take control because that’s what infertility does to you. It makes you feel like you can try to be your own God and in charge. It’s so powerful to sit here a year later and be in a completely different stage of life from where we started, and pregnant!! You really make such a difference in people’s lives here at CLC.