How to Reframe the Stress of Infertility

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Infertility presents women and their partners with various stresses constantly — yet, knowing how to reframe those stresses makes a tremendous difference, not only in your outcome, but also in how you get beyond this challenging time in life. Consider the following 10 scenarios and their matching reframes. Think if you’ve been in a similar scenario yourself before, … Read more

How to Improve Egg Quality Naturally – What Your Egg Cells Need

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Learning how to improve egg quality naturally can be as easy as applying a metaphor to your fertility journey: Just like seeds in soil, your egg cells have an innate wisdom. The passive egg cell asserts herself simply by being patient. She waits for the most optimal conditions before being released from the follicle, because … Read more

Picture This: 3 New Roles to Embody when Trying to Conceive with Infertility

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When you’re trying to conceive with infertility, appointments, lab tests, procedures, and hormone injections require so much energy and commitment, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the process. That’s why one of our favorite tools at The Seed Program is the practice of envisioning yourself in one of 3 new roles based on where you … Read more

How to Heal Infertility: Understanding the 4 Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle

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It’s vital when learning how to heal infertility that you understand what’s happening in your body during each week of a typical menstrual cycle – even if (and especially if) you’re doing IVF, or are having trouble ovulating. Knowing what’s “optimal,” how your cycle works, and having tools to work with along the fertility journey is … Read more

The Future of Fertility Is Integrative

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This weekend I had the honor of presenting my experience of Fertility Success Achieved, both personally and professionally, to a community of medical professionals at Yo San University’s Reproductive Medicine Symposium. The overall message of the day from the 11 speakers was that patient outcomes improve drastically through the integration of Eastern + Western medicine. … Read more

The Seed Program Celebrates 8 Years of Successful Pregnancies

Danica Thornberry speaking to a room full of people in a fertility center

That’s me, pregnant and teaching The Seed Program as a live workshop, inside the lobby of California Fertility Partners in Los Angeles eight years ago. Given my successful track record of helping infertile patients, the doctors at CFP agreed to have me teach a class describing how I assisted in the successful pregnancies for over 1,000 patients and subsequently optimized my own formerly-infertile … Read more

How to Find More Joy and Feel Less Like a Failure, Especially at the Holidays

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Winter holidays are all about peace and joy, right? If you’re trying to get pregnant and it’s not happening, so much social focus on the JOY this season brings can begin to feel like repeated little jabs. If you’re not constantly meditating and perspectivizing, you’re likely to slip into feeling angry, frustrated and even mad at the women around you who … Read more

My views aren’t very popular, however… they often lead women to their babies

Woman speaking to Danica Thornberry in a treatment room. Crying, sadness

Over the past 17 years, I’ve sat in front of countless crying, discouraged, fearful, grieving women. All of which managed to find their way to my acupuncture office in hopes that the right combination of needles and herbs would help them become pregnant. They didn’t know I would challenge them to become better versions of … Read more

No Longer Identifying with an Infertile Diagnosis

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Consider that the average infertile woman frequently gives her power away; to fear and worry, to her infertility diagnosis, and to negative thoughts that lead her nowhere good, searching the internet for reassuring statistics, only to find more reason to be worried and afraid (and disempowered). From repeated disappointments, this woman has become practiced at doubting that her body has the potential … Read more

Using Meditation to Improve Your Fertility

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Women trying to conceive have a lot of nervous energy, making the thought of sitting still seem unnerving. Even when stillness is exactly what’s needed, it can be hard to find the time or willpower to disengage from the world of fertility chatrooms and social media, to go within and align with your “higher self.” That’s … Read more

The Role of Self-Help in Overcoming Infertility – Honoring Louise L. Hay

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This weekend Hay House Publishing released the news that founder Louise Hay has passed at the age of 90. To those who don’t know, Louise is to be remembered as the original “self-help” author, with her book You Can Heal Your Life selling more than 50 million copies. As I understand, Louise’s book first started as … Read more

5 Tips to Make Your IVF a Success

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If you’re looking for IVF success tips, you’ve come to the right place. Not only do we have an entire course on this topic (click here for more info), but Seed founder Danica Thornberry, L.Ac. has years of experience working with women and doctors regularly to ensure a patient’s IVF success rate is as high … Read more

What Did You Get From Your Mom?

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So much of Mother’s Day for women trying to get pregnant is about how it STILL HASN’T HAPPENED. As I wrapped up the week of counseling my infertility patients, I reflected on what might be helpful for women who simply want to get to next week and have Mother’s Day over and done with. The days leading to Mother’s Day probably feel somewhat like gearing … Read more

A Story of Courage and Inspiration as we Approach Mother’s Day

Like so many couples, Laura and her husband started trying to conceive after they had been married for several years, waiting until they had a nice home and time together as a married couple before introducing a baby into the picture. Laura was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and a fibroid at age 43, and in an … Read more

33 Stories to Keep You Inspired On Your Path to Baby

Stick it to me, baby! Book by Danica Thornberry

All too often we withhold our stories of what has happened in our lives — out of shame or fear that we will be misunderstood or judged. This is especially true in the infertile community. This growing population of women and couples grieve in solitude, and keep their struggle to conceive a very private matter. … Read more