Marina Cebollero (Granada) coach in maternity and fertility and mother of Marco at 44 years old. Her mission is to help other women during their search for pregnancy, and she does so through her first-hand experience as an assisted reproduction patient and her MTB method.
Find out more about her in this interview:
- What was the reason that prompted you to become an expert/coach and want to help other women?
My own pain, feeling trapped in so much suffering made me start that path of self-knowledge that led me to become certified as a coach.
Having gone through fertility processes and despite the difficulties, having achieved it, drives me to want to help other women so that they can also achieve it. I think it’s something very special, being able to help other girls fulfill their dream of having a baby. A few years ago, it was my purpose and I think that what we transcend and overcome is for a reason, and I am very happy to be able to pave the way a little for these women who cannot achieve it.
- Assisted reproduction, as you know, is a long process with different phases until reaching the expected positive beta. What part of the process was the most difficult for you?
The truth is that, although it seems like a cliché, the betawait was very distressing for me. Because apart from having to wait for the days of rigor, bleeding appeared that I didn’t know if it was from implantation or it was menstruation, so there was a lot of anguish and suffering because the days seemed eternal… The worst of these days I think is the moment end in which you face a negative result that throws the whole hard process overboard.
- What advice would you give to a patient who has to go through another treatment?
I understand the feeling of emptiness, loneliness, pain… but, you have to keep trying. There is a rational part in all of us that has to push us to keep fighting. My advice is not to give up, to be resilient and to use up all your cartridges, never to give up, because the reward for achieving it is immense.
- What is the key to your “Mum to Be” MTB method?
After my experience and training, I decided to implement this method to be able to accompany future mothers from a more personal and cognitive level. The key to my method is to do emotional work. Normally, we have unconscious blocks that prevent us from achieving pregnancy, therefore, I help them to become aware of their thoughts, emotions, even entering into how our diet and our body are. There are many factors that can influence, but a healthy mind and body will always have more chances of getting pregnant.
In the workshops we do emotional work exercises based on coaching techniques, such as; guided meditations to work with that “inner child”, we make our own neurological iceberg so each person identifies what belief is limiting them in life and in their motherhood and also, we learn to connect with our body through breathing and carrying energy to our womb.
After that work, the woman feels empowered, it is as if she dropped a heavy backpack that she had been carrying for years, her body, her mind and her heart are aligned to be able to say “now yes, I am ready” and try it again.
- It depends on the patient and the attempts, facing one treatment after another is a roller coaster of emotions and feelings. What advice would you give your followers so that they can stabilise their emotions?
To invest everything necessary in their body and in their mind, to prioritise and love themselves. I encourage them to do a job of self-knowledge and rely on a coach or expert in the emotional world to make them see those blocks and manage to make that necessary click to be able to be calm to conceive. And above all, that they do not go through it alone and share with other women and join a community, that they talk to their doctors about their doubts… In short, to seek help from professionals and think about them.
- At Ovoclinic, we consider it is essential to accompany patients from the first moment they contact us until the end of their treatment, offering all kinds of communication channels, since we consider very important to resolve all the doubts that patients may have before, during and post treatment. As a former patient, do you consider that the attention and emotional support to the patient is what makes the difference during a process of this type?
Completely. I have been through three fertility clinics and the one where I received emotional support and care is where I managed to get pregnant. In these processes, emotion and sensitivity are on the surface and we need to feel protected and that we are not just another client. After all, each case and each woman is special and unique.