We’ve found this amazing new colouring book for adults which has been made especially for fertility warriors, giving you an outlet to vent your frustrations, as well as being a helpful education tool. It’s been developed by leading fertility coach Monica Bivas and is such a clever idea.
We met up with her to find out more …..
A perfect way to help with the fertility journey
Monica Bivas is passionate about helping women, and having been through a fertility journey she told us she really empathizes with ivf warriors about how tough it can be:-
“When we talk about human experiences, few journeys are as emotionally charged and physically demanding as that of trying to conceive, especially when assisted by in vitro fertilization (IVF)” says Monica.
“I am a holistic fertility coach who have gone through this path, not only navigated the complexities of fertility treatments but also found solace and inspiration in an unexpected medium – a coloring book which I have called: “Ranting Doodles.“
“I realized that the conventional path to conception wasn’t unfolding as I had expected, despite my husband having a daughter from a previous relationship”.
“Our attempts to conceive naturally proved futile and they marked the beginning of a challenging and often heartbreaking journey for me, a journey that ultimately shaped my perspective and fuelled my creative mind”.
“After a year of unsuccessful attempts, my husband and I decided to pursue IVF, a formidable and emotionally taxing undertaking, which became the next step in our quest for parenthood.
We faced the rollercoaster of hope, disappointment, and resilience through five cycles of IVF, experiencing the joy of two beautiful daughters, the heartbreak of stillbirth, the pain of miscarriage, and the sorrow of twin loss.
Colouring is a useful form of art therapy
While all of this was happening, I discovered an unexpected source of comfort – colouring and art therapy. I had to keep my mind occupied so I could manage the stress that the treatment was causing.. Trying to conceive even naturally or via ART is stressful and this is a way that can de-stress a person from all of it.
We keep forgetting that men and husbands or partners of women struggling to conceive or having infertility issues can be affected as well. You can also include them in coloring or at least make them your inspiration while coloring. The emotional weight of fertility treatments, the uncertainty of each cycle, and the toll on mental well-being will be alleviated through the therapeutic power of creative expression.
Drawing inspiration from my own struggles, I pledged on a mission to share this coping mechanism with others who were navigating the challenging terrain of infertility.
“The IVF Planner,” my initial foray into authorship, emerged as a guide born from my personal experience. It served as a testament to my resilience and a source of practical support for those undergoing fertility treatments. However, my creativity did not stop there. The seed of “Ranting Doodles” was planted during my own IVF journey, sprouting into a vibrant coloring book that transcends language barriers and resonates with the universal emotions tied to fertility struggles.
The images are a visual narrative of your turbulent emotions
But “Ranting Doodles” is not merely a collection of colouring pages; it is a visual narrative that encapsulates the emotional rollercoaster of fertility treatments. Through whimsical cartoons and relatable images, I communicate the intricacies of the fertility world, the journey of embryonic development (embabies), and the process of conceiving through medical intervention.
Each stroke of color becomes a cathartic release, transforming the pages into a canvas of shared experiences, hope, and healing.
I hope my efforts to find answers and solutions in the world of fertility treatments, have become a beacon of inspiration for others facing similar challenges. My journey, documented in the pages of “Ranting Doodles,” extends beyond personal triumphs and tribulations. It is a testament to the transformative power of creativity and resilience in the face of adversity.
Through my art, I am offering not only a therapeutic outlet but also a message of solidarity to those navigating the intricate maze of fertility treatments – a message that says, “You are not alone, and there is hope in every stroke of color.”