Lotus Blossom Consulting LLC and A Gift of Miles Partner

Kristin Beltaos, Life Coach and Owner of A Gift of Miles is proud to be a partner of Lotus Blossom Consulting LLC.

Lotus Blossom Consulting offers a unique, unbiased infertility consulting service to help you explore your family building options. We work closely with individuals, same-sex and heterosexual couples throughout the in vitro process which may encompass egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy or a combination thereof. Mindy Berkson is the owner and fertility consultant of Lotus Blossom Consulting LLC. To learn more about Mindy and her company, visit the website at https://lotusblossomconsulting.com/

A Gift of Miles Reproductive Market mission is to provide individuals and couples a positive, emotionally safe environment to process and communicate their concerns and happiness while embarking on their family building journey. Kristin Beltaos, M.A, life coach and owner, provides empathetic, emotional support and consulting that promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. Her goal is to support and encourage those on their journey to build their dream of a family. Appointments are available in-person (for Twin Cities clients) and nationally via telephone and Skype.

To view the partnership, please visit Lotus Blossom Consulting LLC Partners Page.

Do You Tell Anyone About Your Infertility?

Whether you have been struggling with infertility for a short or long time, it is so hard to know whether to tell people, or keep it to yourself.  Disclosure is such a double-edged sword.

In some ways, telling people about your situation can restrain those from continuing to question, “So when are you two going to have a baby?”  However, it can cause some to gossip, ask frequently how all of your “trying” is going, relay stories about how their sister’s, friend’s, sister-in-law’s, brother’s infertility resulted in a birth child that happened naturally, only after they adopted.  And lastly, you might be told to “just adopt”… making adoption sound a little too simple, like a McDonald’s drive thru, where you place an order and then acquire a child at the window.

Truly, most people’s intentions are good, but many may forget the beautiful art of simply listening, which is what you need at this emotional time.  Supporting someone through the journey of infertility may just mean being truly present, listening and not providing a lot of advice.

If you are thinking of telling someone or a group of people, how do you decide who to tell? Continue reading

All in the Name of Marketing – Raffle a Human Egg

A London, England fertility clinic is raffling a human egg to advertise its new baby profiling service.

I find this a little creepy.  Would you auction off a child for adoption?  No, that’s illegal.  What depths have we stooped to in order to promote a service and business that has already received a lot of criticism through the years — Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

The ART medical community, and those that are utilizing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to grow their family, should be up in arms.  Voice your concern about how trivial and meaningless this British infertility clinic is making such a major decision in a couple’s life.  All for the sake of marketing!  Y-U-C-K!!!

View the full article at Times Online