Leah shares her journey to motherhood.
The birth her of son and the deck.
Leah waited to embark on her journey to motherhood after a loss at 39 years old. It was not a straight road! Nor one without hardship.
She was pregnant for the first time at 39 years old, but unfortunately suffered a loss and the relationship she was in also ended. As she turned 40 she found herself single and realizing that she wanted to be a mother. However, at her age the doctors were not optimistic of her chances - single and in her 40's. So she visited the prominent fertility doctor in Miami, who took her through thousands of dollars worth of tests, only to decide on her behalf, that he would not freeze her eggs because she was "too old."
This news, compounded with being single and her 41st birthday approaching sent Leah into a downward spiral of depression and self doubt. However, even though she was depressed she was a long time meditator. So, she continued with her practice during the tough time especially on the dark days when meditation felt like it was not "working." After many months she made the decision to visit a different fertility doctor who was straight forward with her. He told her, that yes she was 41 and the numbers are X but the decision to freeze her eggs was hers.
She decided to go ahead with the process to freeze her eggs, which included injecting herself every night, countless doctors appointments and staying focused. After the process ended Leah actually felt at peace and freezing her eggs was the best she could do as she approached her 42nd birthday.
But as fate would have it a the universe had a surprise for her. Right before her 42nd birthday she reconnected with her old boyfriend. The one from when she was 39 at the beginning of this story! When they reconnected they quickly realized that small talk was of no use. They were on the same page which happily led to their marriage in early 2020. Soon after, as you all know, the global pandemic started and affected all of us. Leah and her now husband were living together, their summer plans were cancelled so they decided to try and have a baby naturally. If it did not work, because Leah was 42, they could try with her previously frozen eggs.
Yet, by a miracle and definitely a "meant to be" scenario they were able to conceive naturally. Thus Leah found herself pregnant during the lockdown, meditating a lot and boom! the idea for the Pregnancy Deck was born. Leah is familiar with a luxury feel, she taught at high end resorts such as The Four Seasons and Canyon Ranch, traveled to teach at the Sedona Yoga festival and led meditation trainings. She created her deck with this aesthetic in mind.
Over the years she has always used oracle and or tarot cards for clarification and during her pregnancy, she wanted a deck that supported the spiritual woman. But she could not find exactly what she was looking for. A deck that mirrored the multidimensional experience of pregnancy through the elements, emotions, physical and spiritual. Pregnancy is a transformative experience, for better or worse! And Leah has always felt an inherent connection to the mystical. The deck was born from her personal journey and desire to support
others on a similar path.
Today Leah utilizes, meditation, life coaching, nidra, pranayama, and self inquiry to focus on the most important relationship you will have, which is the one with yourself. She specializes in coaching moms during their pregnancy journey to help them prepare their lives for the change to come.
She is a nationally certified Para Yoga® instructor, A Vishoka® Meditation teacher, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, A Search Inside Yourself Institute graduate and ACC Level ICF Life Coach. Leah’s mission is to help others live a healthier and happier life.