Kristyn S.

Portsmouth, NH

There is no doubt that the Whole30 program had a huge hand in my preconception health and body’s preparedness to conceive.

My husband and I had been trying to start our family for over three years. We went to a doctor, and I was told that I have Stage IV endometriosis and was diagnosed with infertility; our chances of conceiving naturally were zero.

After a year of multiple surgeries, full time hormonal treatments and two failed IVF cycles, we were broke and devastated. Then, we heard about the Whole30, and its potential to reduce inflammation. As endometriosis is an inflammatory disease of the reproductive system, the connection made immediate sense to me. At my wit’s end and willing to try anything, I gave the program my all.

After three months, I was feeling so much better, which made the dietary change worthwhile regardless! At this time, my husband and I also decided that we would endure one last IVF cycle. I’m elated to say that we are now expecting twin boys in a matter of weeks, our last cycle was a success, and there is no doubt in my mind that the changes in my behavior and lifestyle (most notably, the Whole30 program) had a huge hand in my preconception health and body’s preparedness to conceive.

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Stephanie Kelley, our Social Media Content Manager, lives in Denver, CO and is a wife, mom and wanna-be shredding guitarist with an immense love for meeting and connecting with people. She thrives on sharing her life experiences, whether it’s writing a blog post about overcoming a personal struggle, creating a new song with her drummer husband, or simply sharing what she’s making for dinner. These experiences all matter to her, especially if she’s using her creativity and making meaningful connections along the way.