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This is the most important, sacred, precious and personal podcast episode I’ve ever recorded.
My husband, Nick Broadhurst, is joining me on the show for a raw, heartfelt conversation about our long and sometimes painful journey to get pregnant.
Though there’s a joyful ending to our story (whoops — spoiler!), parts of this conversation were incredibly difficult to record. Yet right from the start, we’ve known we needed to share our experience as openly and honestly as possible… even if it’s hard sometimes.
Not conceiving when YOU want to is something that’s often hushed up, treated as ‘taboo’, or tinged with shame, which can make the entire experience even more difficult and lonely. But the truth is, one in eight couples experience this, so there are literally MILLIONS of people out there right now, riding the exact same rollercoaster that we’ve spent the better part of two years on.
That’s why we’ve gone so deep and raw in this conversation — as a way to honour and serve those people, to shine a light on what’s possible (even if it’s hard to believe that there’s still hope), and to show you that you’re never alone, no matter what you’re going through.
As well as sharing our pain, this is also a story of incredible hope and determination. You’ll hear how we supported each other through this wild ride, how we prepared our bodies, minds and souls to call in our spirit baby, and how we kept the faith even in the face of repeated heartache.
You’ll also hear exactly what I’m doing to nourish my temple and my growing baby, and prepare myself for the transition from maiden to mother.
So if you want a soul-baring glimpse into our quest to consciously conceive, a no-holds-barred look at our highest and lowest moments, as well as a complete rundown of the bio-hacks, health strategies, and spiritual practices that have supported us along the way, then pop in those earbuds… this one’s for you.
In this episode we chat about:
- Why the Trimester Zero lifestyle is so important for your day to day life (even if you’re not even *thinking* about conceiving) (2:17)
- The “Maternal Flick” and the physical and spiritual factors that could detonate it (6:34)
- How to work through the discouragement of not falling pregnant right away (11:24)
- Why checking in with your partner is so crucial to ensure a loving and conscious pregnancy (15:49)
- The CRUCIAL piece of the pregnancy puzzle that so many people overlook (23:03)
- Why you may strongly want to consider switching to plant based eating if you’re trying to get pregnant (and even after birth) (26:28)
- The unconventional ritual we used to explore our spirits and our pregnancy journey (29:53)
- The two missing ingredients that helped me finally fall pregnant (40:14)
- The amazing story of how we found out we were pregnant (BYO tissues!) (50:34)
- Pregnancy Announcement Video (website)
- Pregnancy Vlog (Make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel so you never miss an episode) (YouTube)
- Spirit Babies by Walter Makichen (Amzon)
- The Secret To Healing Your Hormones With Dr. Afrouz Demeri (podcast episode)
- Using The Stars And Planets To Guide Your Life With Laura Plumb (podcast episode)
- Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life With Ayurvedic Expert Dr Suhas Kshirsagar (podcast episode)
- Yes, You CAN Get Pregnant With Aimee Raupp (podcast episode)
- Yes, You Can Get Pregnant by Aimee Raupp (Amazon)
- A Life on Our Planet (website)
Thank you so much for listening. I’m so honored that you’re here and would be so grateful if you could leave me a review in iTunes or on your podcast app, that way we can inspire and educate even more people together.
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Oh, Melissa, I am so beyond happy for you! Thank you for sharing this journey. It is beyond encouraging to me as I am on month 7 of my conception journey. At the very end of the podcast, when you expressed your love and how you just wanted to reach out and hug those listening, I absolutely lost it and had tears streaming down my cheeks. I genuinely felt your love, empathy, and support and cannot tell you how much that meant to me—to imagine a warm embrace and feel your belief that it WILL happen in divine time. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Sending all of the love and light to you and your family and this beautiful soul in your belly!
Thank you so much for your kind words, honey. We are over the moon excited and can’t wait to share the journey with you. xx
What a beautiful podcast. I wish you all the light and joy that being a parent brings x
Thank you so much honey, I am so grateful for your kind words, love, and support. xx
Wow, what a spiritual journey that episode was. We have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years now, Also tried IVF which failed (just one little embryo transferred) and have unexplained infertility, we are both healthy, and I’ve taken every step I can take to be the healthiest home for a bubba.
Hearing that you have been through the same thing, and the journey you’ve gone on, and how you just surrendered to let it be, is exactly what I have done this past cycle and now hearing what you have been through has given me some more ideas, and I feel closer than ever to getting our magical bub.
I held it together tears wise until you broke down at the end wanting to give all of us women a big hug who have gone through this.
Thank you for sharing xx
I live on the sunshine coast too, and would love to know who your healer is that you saw the month prior. I’ve done NLP and felt that I had healed, but I feel there may be more. I would be eternally grateful if you could share, if not, I understand, But I feel maybe there a tiny bit of spiritual healing needed
Melissa, 1,475 pregnancy books?! Wow! Was Omraam’s ‘Education Begins Before Birth’ ever mentioned? After listening to your podcast I wanted to share some suggestions from Omraam’s teacher: “During her pregnancy, the woman should place herself in the most favorable conditions: she should eat properly, in a good, harmonious mood, and never eat before sunrise or after sunset, she should breathe deeply, think and feel rightly, because in this state the woman is very sensitive and receptive, with a great imagination, and she herself should create her own lofty views, occupations and pleasures, walking in gardens where beautiful, fragrant flowers bloom, where delicious fruit trees grow. Purity, both physical and spiritual, is a necessary condition for a pregnant woman. To this end, she should try to visit clean springs and rivers. The quiet pleasant nights, with the sky dotted with countless twinkling stars, also portray irreplaceable pictures of the woman, the future mother. In the womb, the child has all the conditions for perception, and after birth, he or she will request the conditions for processing this perception. Therefore, the mental life of a pregnant woman should not be neglected. The most beautiful, exquisite literature should be her mental food. The life of the saints, of the great men, should be the engines of her thought.* Beautiful and sublime poetry, good music and songs should occasionally break the silence of her life. Quietude and silence are needed for the mother, as well as for Nature, who is performing a great creative act — the creation of man. If you want the fruit of the tree to be good, create its conditions and leave it to Nature.”
A pregnant woman who is cool and calm, and who regularly experiences beautiful emotions, will create a beautiful child. Throughout the 9 months you can even say things to your child like, You will live in the Law of Love and reveal its fullness, You will develop your gifts and faculties, You will work for the good of humanity, You will become a genius.
* You may wish to read The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Dowling
Thank you so much for sharing with me honey. I will definitely check it out. I am so grateful for your love, and support. xx
WOW!!!! Just wow Melissa and Nick! This entire podcast blew my FREAKIN MIND!!!!!
So much to say about this! And sooooo many feels! But firstly, congratulations you both! I’m just absolutely over the moon for you both that your dream of having a baby together is finally coming true.
Melissa, the minute I received your email about your pregnancy, I was in, hook, line and sinker! But then to realise that you had struggled to become pregnant, I became even more fascinated! Because to me you are a major role model and inspiration. I live my life inspired be the values and practices you share and which you live your own life by. I was intruiged to see how you had navigated this major struggle of trying to get pregnant and how you came out the other side. As a person who’s chosen to be child free, I got soooooooo much out of this in simply how you faced, dealt with and worked through these obstacles, using skills and practices that can be applied to anyone and to any challenge in life.
Mel, even though you were experiencing major heartbreak often, you still showed up in your biz, for your friends and family and served, fully present and with a smile on your face. That’s strength! And its a testimony to the love for your biz, your people and this community. You f-ing ROCK girl!!!!!
Falling pregnant has always traditionally had a focus on the physical and physical obstacles & issues, not the spiritual. But I love & was so completely fascinated by how you looked at and did some deep spiritual healing to remove those blocks. Such a lesson and such an incredible insight! It’s all part of your beautiful and unique life journey. Thank you for sharing and exposing us to that. It shows that there’s always a deeper level to everything. And figuring that out & working through it can be so healing.
I love your take on minimalism! Especially when having a baby and people “feel” like they “need” so much stuff! And spend absurd amounts of money doing so! You are showing them they don’t.
And finally, Nick talking about body constitution and Mel healing lineage, has made me want to investigate both of this areas further.
I feel like this very vulnerable share is not only supportive to those people who are struggling to fall pregnant, but to anyone that suffered and faced major heartache and challenges in their life (pretty much the world hey!) and that you can come out the other side and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you Mel and Nick for this incredible and beautiful share
Thank you so much honey, we are beyond grateful for your love and support and can’t wait to share this journey with you. Sending you so much love xx
Congratulations Melissa & Nick!!! Thank you for sharing this special journey with us! I’d love to follow along with the vlogs on YouTube but the only video I see is the pregnancy announcement video. Are the others posted yet? Thank you!!!
Thank you so much honey, we are beyond grateful for your love and support. We will release the vlogs in two weeks time, stay tuned. xx