Meet Pradeepa Narayanaswamy of Pradeepa Fertility Coach
Hello! I am Pradeepa Narayanaswamy. I am a certified professional coach, 12-year infertility “survivor,” and the proud mother of an amazing child. I want to talk about a sensitive subject that’s still considered taboo in many customs and cultures – infertility. Having gone through 12 years of pains and struggles with infertility including three miscarriages, 3 IUI (IntraUterine Insemination) failures and 8 IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) failures including three donor cycles, I fell hard to the deepest of the deep. I was stuck physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I struggled a lot with my relationships: husband (intimacy was an all-time low), family (avoided taking calls or visiting family members), friends (hated going to birthday parties and baby showers) and colleagues (wore a cheerful mask at work and pretended that everything is fine with me). I had a dark cloud over me at all times, constantly experiencing a range of emotions, including extreme shame and jealousy.
At one point during my struggles with infertility, I found myself sitting in my car on a winter evening in Milwaukee, waiting outside my home for three hours, not wanting to go inside because I didn’t want to be reminded of my hopeless reality with infertility. I wanted to feel numb. I used binge-watching Netflix as my coping mechanism – avoiding my friends, family, and anything that reminded me of my inability to get pregnant. I felt very lonely amidst of local support groups and online groups. It felt like pity party to me. Counseling didn’t help me as my counselor couldn’t relate completely to what I am going through. I desperately want to move forward and I didn’t know how. I was STUCK with my hopeless reality! Being told continuously by doctors and specialists that I was experiencing “unexplained infertility” didn’t feel like an answer to anything. I felt like all hope of having a family was lost.
My personal experience with infertility opened my eyes to the extreme need for support and service in a world where many people are also experiencing infertility and going through their own journeys. I understand that the inability to become pregnant is a process that people too ashamed to talk about or don’t know who to talk to.
I wish I had a ‘Pradeepa’ back then when I was going through my own struggles with infertility. My journey would have been so different. Having a coach could have helped me to maintain a positive attitude, irrespective of the outcomes.
Being a fertility coach is my purpose in life. My mission is to help YOUR infertility journey SUCK LESS! I specialize in coaching people who are currently going through or have gone through struggles with their fertility. My fertility coaching program helps you understand and address the emotional aspects when it comes to infertility. I coach both individuals and couples wanting to take control of their lives and stay energized and positive as they move forward with infertility. The objective is to help you gain emotional clarity and move toward your goals quickly.
I believe that individuals and couples who embrace fertility coaching during their infertility journey gain empowerment and have an overall more positive experience.
I am an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from the Coaches Training Institute.
Finding my purpose as a Fertility Coach is much bigger that I am! That motivates me everyday to just keep moving forward! I face a lot of challenges along the way and I consider them so valuable because each of those challenge teaches me a valuable lesson.
For example(lesson): Typically I try to partner with clinics and doctors who are in the reproductive field to support their patients. Initially I started approaching any and all doctors and very soon I realized not all doctors care about their patient’s whole self and some of them only care about treating the medical aspects. After seeing this pattern, now I don’t spend any energy trying to talk to those doctors. In this lesson, I am now good at identifying those doctors who are keen in helping their patients not only from the medical aspect but also care about their emotional health.
I am a Fertility Coach and my mission is to help your infertility journey SUCK LESS! I coach individuals and couples, including LGBTQ+ friends, in their fertility journey! I have experienced infertility for 12 long years and have come out of it successfully after adopting our son in 2016. I have been a professional coach for ten plus years, but after my son came home, I turned around and looked at my last 12 years and decided that I want to support others whose journey also sucks with infertility, just like how it sucked for me! Hence I specialized as a Fertility Coach since 2016.
Infertility takes a big toll on relationships. I specialize in coaching couples going through infertility. I strongly believe infertility should NEVER be a reason for a relationship to end. Also, I am the only one in the world to offer a private 1-1 retreat for couples with infertility. https://pradeepafertilitycoach.com/retreat/
My differentiating factor is that I have gone through infertility for a very long time and have fell to the deepest of the deep. Having come out of that darkness and found my light at the end of the tunnel via my son, I strongly believe no person in the world should go through infertility like how I struggled. And I want to take the rest of my life in helping as many people around the globe to live a good life amidst infertility and through coaching, I am making it possible. I am very proud of my first published one of a kind “Amazon Best Selling” book for infertility that is getting some raving reviews in Amazon. Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Infertility-Can-SUCK-LESS-Ownership-ebook/dp/B0849KD4VN
My definition of success if internal fulfillment. Even if I am able to help one person’s infertility journey suck less, it fill my heart. My sincere hope is to make impact around the world especially in places where the topic of infertility still needs much education and support. Before my life time on this universe, I want to inspire, positively impact and help as many individuals and couples around the world to make their journey SUCK LESS!