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meaning in childlessness

Veronica Santini was devastated by a Premature Ovarian Syndrome diagnosis at 32 and found herself walking the childless path not long after.  But her commitment to nurturing herself through yoga, slowing down and a personal healing journey has allowed her to embrace her beautiful childless life.  She now finds meaning in her struggle by helping others heal too.

On this episode, Veronica shares how her and her husband supported and nurtured themselves through a difficult fertility diagnosis.  She emphasizes how important how a strong marriage has been in their decision to stop trying.

She also reveals some of her secrets to healing.  How her yoga practice and teaching has evolved as she evolves.  And how creating space for herself and holding it for others has brought healing.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • 4:12 What is premature ovarian syndrome and how to know if you may have it
  • 9:12 The importance of nurturing yourself through your grief
  • 16:44 Donor eggs and the psychology of this fertility path
  • 24:04  One way yoga can help perimenopause symptoms
  • 34:29 How Veronica found meaning through support of others and how the childless woman can find her own meaning
  • 39:35 Veronica’s tips for living a joyful, worthy childless life

Veronica shared this quote, which really resonated for me as a childless woman looking for meaning in my struggle:

“The thing  that breaks your heart is the very thing that you were born to help heal.  Every world changer’s work begins with a broken heart”.  This is a quote by Glennon Doyle from her book, Untamed.

I’d love to hear from you! What’s one thing you learned from this episode about how you might find meaning in your struggle as a childless woman? Share in the comments!

More about Veronica:

Veronica is a yoga teacher and women’s health mentor for unexpectedly childless women.

She helps conscious women to overcome the emotional overwhelm of unwanted childlessness so they can reframe womanhood and live fulfilling lives.

With her knowledge of yoga, healing arts and women’s health and first hand experience facing an infertility diagnosis, Veronica understands what it means to want a child so badly that you start forgetting your SELF in the process.

She believes that every woman deserves to live an empowered, easeful and joyful life. Her approach helps women to rediscover their confidence, reconnect to their OWN meaning of womanhood and fall back in love with themselves and their life, regardless of the outcome of their fertility journey.

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References from this episode:

Veronica’s Instagram: @veronicasantini_yoga

Website: www.veronicasantini.com

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Book mention: Three Makes Baby by Jana Rupnow 

Sheri Johnson