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How Fertility Coach Caryn Rich Helped Her Client Caitlin, Conceive Within 4 Months, Save Thousands Of $$$, And Years Of Time!

About Our Client:

Caitlin Christensen is an operations administrator for an insurance technology company in Colorado.
She lives with her husband, and they are now the proud parents of their beautiful daughter Norah.

The Challenge

Having medical issues that prevented the couple from conceiving, and not finding the compassion and professional support they needed to help them through the challenging and isolating journey of fertility treatment.

Caitlin and her husband both had medical problems that prevented them from conceiving. She had a low egg count, and he produced no sperm (azoospermia). After tests confirmed their conditions, they realized that they couldn’t get pregnant on their own and needed a sperm donor. However, that was not their only problem. The biggest struggle for Caitlin was the lack of emotional support and people not understanding what they were experiencing.

Having medical issues that prevented the couple from conceiving, and not finding the compassion and professional support they needed to help them through the challenging and isolating journey of fertility treatment.

Caitlin and her husband both had medical problems that prevented them from conceiving. She had a low egg count, and he produced no sperm (azoospermia). After tests confirmed their conditions, they realized that they couldn’t get pregnant on their own and needed a sperm donor. However, that was not their only problem. The biggest struggle for Caitlin was the lack of emotional support and people not understanding what they were experiencing.

"Going through fertility treatments can be hard. I tried going to a traditional licensed therapist, and when I told her what I was going through and that I wanted to have ababy, her response was, “Would you like to have my dog?” I guess she thought that it was something comforting to say. It was not. I didn’t go back after that.”

Caitlin and her husband tried to conceive naturally for about two and a half years but were unsuccessful. With a desire to experience motherhood herself, it saddened Caitlin every time her friends and family announced that they were pregnant. With their medical issues, it became apparent that they needed fertility treatments, but the hormones took a heavy toll on Caitlin’s emotions. She was constantly feeling overwhelmed and alone. Her husband, on the other hand, remained oblivious to her inner struggles. For him, every unsuccessful trial was just a step to overcome, whereas, for Caitlin, she would deeply feel the loss of the failed cycle. The stress also strained their marriage and their relationship as a couple. There were many moments of miscommunication. Their extended family also had no idea what they were going through, and Caitlin didn’t find support or understanding from her mother-in-law.

“After we had done the last round of IUI, and I had the miscarriage, I needed a break. For about six months, I felt disheartened and helpless.”

That was also when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and delayed everything. Despite not having a good success rate, the doctors still recommended that Caitlin continue with IUI treatment. Caitlin didn’t agree. She felt extremely overwhelmed and desperately needed someone to help her.

"It became clear to me that I needed someone who understood what I was going through, to be able to talk through stuff and give me the reassurances I needed to be able to get back into doing fertility treatments.”

Caitlin was also not satisfied with the clinic where she was getting fertility treatments. They looked at her very analytically and were quick to take her money without offering any support. Even though IUI has a 30% chance of success, Caitlin went through three rounds of IUI, became pregnant, and immediately miscarried. She was absolutely devastated.

"I had a moment where I was like, ‘I can't see the forest from the trees right now and I just need someone to help me.’ That's when I went to the therapist and apparently, that didn’t work - when she tried to give me her dog. It was during this time when Caryn popped up on my suggestions on Instagram and I started to follow her.”

The Solution

Having an experienced and understanding fertility coach that provided them with practical, tactical, and emotional support through the challenges of fertility treatments.

Caryn Rich is a fertility coach for couples who are trying to conceive. She provides them with tactical, practical, physical, and emotional support in addition to their doctors and medical teams. After following Caryn for a while on Instagram and getting to know her a bit better, Caitlin decided to work with her.

“I remember the first time I met with Caryn, she told me, ‘You need to know that if you want to be a mom, you’ll be a mom. You’ll find a way.’ No one had ever told me that! It was exactly the kind of positivity I needed.”

Caitlin’s previous doctor said that IUI was just as successful as IVF, and despite several unsuccessful cycles and miscarrying, wanted Caitlin to go through repeated cycles till she became pregnant. Caitlin herself was very resistant to IVF and felt overwhelmed by the process and the treatments. However, Caryn supported her and coached her through it. She encouraged her to look into IVF and told her to get a second opinion. Caryn also gave them a list of things to look for in a doctor and recommended a reputed and highly rated fertility clinic. Caitlin started to work with Caryn in October 2020. She did 6 weeks of weekly coaching sessions and the “What to Expect from IVF” class.

“Working with Caryn made a huge difference, and it was just the change I desperately needed. She gave me the self-confidence I didn’t have before. She was so knowledgeable and well-organized. She also had many resources that helped me in different ways.”

Caitlin was impressed by how supportive the doctors and staff were at this new clinic. They looked at everything and wanted to find the best course of action for the couple, versus imposing a treatment plan. They said that the success rate of a positive pregnancy with IUI is around 30% and with IVF it's around 75-80%.

“We felt so supported by the doctor that Caryn recommended. The new practice had counselors to talk to us about the different issues we might have, and they provided us with support that we didn’t previously have. It was night and day between the doctor that we started off with, and the one Caryn found for us.”

Caitlin loved the fertility coaching Caryn provided. She held space for Caitlin to talk through her experiences, supported her, and put her anxiety to ease. She also had fun activities planned for the couple and Caitlin still laughs at the memory of it. She also made it easy for Caitlin to go through IVF.

“I was going through IVF at the clinic as I was taking Caryn’s class. It was great because I knew what questions to ask the doctor. The clinic had given me a big packet of information on IVF, and the way Caryn presented it made it less imposing and overwhelming. I was able to sift through the information and understand what needed to be done at what point.”

When asked how her experience was working with Caryn, Caitlin replied,

“She’s so easy to talk to! She’s extremely compassionate and knowledgeable and very warm and friendly. She felt like an old friend that I already had a connection with.

The Results

Having an experienced and understanding fertility coach that provided them with practical, tactical, and emotional support through the challenges of fertility treatments.

As per Caryn’s recommendation, Caitlin went to the new doctor in December 2020. They started IVF treatments in June 2021, and got a positive pregnancy result in October. After trying unsuccessfully for the past 5 years, Caitlin finally heard the long-awaited news she was dreaming about!

“I got pregnant within 4 months of IVF. We have 4 embryos in storage, and I don’t have to worry about my biological clock. I have a more positive outlook on having a family and can have more kids whenever we’re ready.”

Initially, Caitlin was very resistant to the idea of IVF. She found the entire process of injections and hormones very overwhelming. But with Caryn’s coaching, she become open to the possibility and that yielded such beautiful results.

“It’s like a whole weight’s been lifted off my shoulders. I wouldn’t have done IVF if I hadn’t talked to Caryn.”

Catlin and her husband are finally happy parents. A dream they had been dreaming for the past 5 years.

“We are finally a happy family. My daughter is amazing and being a mom is just an incredible feeling. I love seeing my husband with her and their relationship. She just lights up when he walks in the room. I'm really happy with how things turned out for us.”

Caitlin laughs at how she thought she was busy before, and how it’s totally different now that she’s a mother. She works from home and it’s the perfect situation that allows her to be with her daughter. Her relationship with her husband and extended family is also much better. Her mother-in-law absolutely dotes on her granddaughter.

“We enjoy doing things together as a family. It's so much fun to spend time with her and teach her how to crawl, and now she’s close to learning how to walk.”

In terms of how working with Caryn as her fertility coach has financially helped her, Caitlin said that she saved thousands of dollars that would have been spent on unsuccessful treatments and unnecessary fees.

“Using the materials Caryn gave me; I had the confidence to negotiate with the doctor’s office to knock off at least $5,000. In terms of time, Caryn has saved us years because she helped me accept the idea of what I was not willing to do.” [IVF treatments]

For Caitlin, some of the positive aspects of working with Caryn were being able to feel successful about going through IVF and coming out with 5 viable embryos.

She goes on to explain...

“In addition to having fertility treatments, having a coach was extremely beneficial.

So much of fertility treatments are done in privacy and so much of having infertility is also private.

To have someone like Caryn who is so knowledgeable help me go through and understand the process, was everything.

I highly recommend Caryn and working with her was absolutely worth it!”

caitlin fam

If you’d like to save thousands of dollars, years of time, and keep your sanity intact,
book a FREE consultation call with fertility expert Caryn Rich!

What other infertility warriors are saying

"I was really at a loss on how to move forward after three rounds of IUI and one early miscarriage. Caryn provided me the advice and guidance to determine a path forward and build my confidence in the process. She was there to reassure me and let me know that my thoughts and worries were normal. I am now moving forward with a new treatment plan and have hope for the future. I can’t stress how important she was to our fertility planning process. She is wonderful!"

-Caitlin C.