Deadlines and Reminders for the Immersion Experience and 2020 Summit

Switching things up today to make sure you are in the know regarding two important dates in the next week!

First up? Immersion Experience ticket sales close this weekend. We are treating 11 women, (including ourselves!) to a luxury vacation and mental wellness retreat in less than one month and we COULD NOT BE MORE PUMPED ABOUT IT.

Although our original intention was to cram a couple dozen women into this fabulous resort and make this retreat larger than life, we quickly realized the intimacy (and SPACE!) available to the women attending trumps a larger group any day of the week.

This first Experience is shaping up to prove QUALITY over QUANTITY matters most, and we plan to over-deliver per usual.

Ready to dive in? There is still time to register if you have been on the fence and this post speaks to you, we have plenty of beds! I don’t know of any of other rental property that sleeps 21, do you? This new construction property was presented to us by the husband and wife team that own Stay With Style Scottsdale and we jumped at the opportunity to upgrade our rental with their latest endeavor.

A little background info about the rental company:

Welcome to StayWithStyleScottsdale (SWSS)! We are a Husband & Wife team with the most stylish and spacious luxury vacation rentals in Scottsdale. We OWN and personally manage 9 properties all located in Scottsdale so you will be working with the decision-makers and not 3rd party management companies.

Offering 9 unique vacation homes—you’ll find inspired architecture, distinct floor plans, comfortable decor, luxurious amenities, and so much more. 6 of the 9 properties are walking distance from our home and the other 3 are a 10-minute drive from us. Because of this, we stay on top of managing and maintaining them and if needed, can literally be at any of them within a few minutes. Between our 9 properties, we have over 500 5 star reviews and we really take pride in making sure all of our guests’ stays in Scottsdale are fantastic!

We have partnered with the leading provider in luxury concierge and lifestyle management services to bring you and your family authentically local experiences tailored to meet your specific needs and interests.  Some of the services they provide are Transportation, Catering and In-Home Chefs, On-Demand Grocery Delivery, In-Home Massage, In-Home Yoga Classes, Babysitting, Additional Children/Baby Supplies.  HomeDroid tablets are provided at each of our properties and can be used to easily contact our concierge service.

This is our first time staying in Scottsdale, Arizona and we have no doubt we will be impressed with the property and the location!

Again, you have three days to join us and be sure to use code IE100 to take $100 off the price tag for the all-inclusive weekend!

Next up? Early Bird Ticket Sales for the 2020 InfertileAF Summit will go on sale NEXT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH. These tickets are $99 and are VERY limited in quantity and will be available to mailing list subscribers FIRST.

Early Bird tickets are REDUCED from the General Admission pricing of $149 and grant you access to the 1.5 day Summit.

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Full Summit information will be released in the coming months, but here’s a quick run-down of the Event:

  • The 2020 Summit runs from NOON Friday, April 17 through 5pm, April 18th, 2020

  • The Summit will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

  • The Convention center is MINUTES away from O’Hare Airport

  • Early Bird and General Admission Tickets are inclusive of access to the full summit, a swag bag, all speakers, vendor booths, workshops and breakthrough sessions

  • The price of the ticket DOES NOT include concessions, parking, hotel reservations or access to the VIP Dinner.

  • The Summit will offer 30 Vendor Booth sponsored opportunities with upgraded opportunities for workshops and speaking sessions

  • Friends and family of those in the Infertility community are encouraged to attend for support!

  • There will be a Mother’s Room on site for pumping, etc

  • And so much more!

I'm going to the Immersion Experience because I still hold onto Infertility trauma

When we said we know how unique and strong this tribe of Infertility warriors is, we whole-heartedly meant it. When you find like-minded people who share the same passion as you, that’s where you feel seen and valued.

We have received anonymous, raw feedback about why attendees are taking the plunge into the Immersion Experience, and, quite frankly, their words have moved us to tears.

September cannot get here fast enough!!

There is so much good work to be done. We are ALL IN on these women because they are braveAF. They give us life and continue to remind us we are better together.

Take a moment to read, please. This is GOOD STUFF (and who knows? You may see YOURSELF in their words):

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What was your initial reaction when we announced the details of the Immersion Experience?

Tell me more! It sounded amazing. After the experience of the Summit I knew I needed more. I’m weird and anti social so this sounded like a safe place. I feel like a lot of healing and growth will come out this.

What was your biggest hesitation with committing? How did you work to overcome this initial fear?

Cost and the fear of being open and vulnerable. Then I realized the cost was nothing compared to what I would get out of it. Plus I feel like being open and vulnerable is what I need.

Where are you in your Infertility journey?

We had success with our 14th cycle. I’m now a mom to beautiful boy/girl twins via unknown donor eggs. We are finished with our journey and our family is complete.

Where do you feel most stuck in your life these days?

The trauma of IF and what having children has triggered in my own life. I used to feel guilty saying that.

What part of the weekend are you most excited about?

Seeing my IF sisters, learning how to move forward and except that I’m fucking strong. Experiencing all the amazing things that are part of the immersion Experience and Sedona. Oh and dranks and pool time!!!

What are you hoping to get out of this weekend?

Meeting more of my tribe. Walking away feeling empowered and the 3 month help afterwards.

If you could say something to another woman on the fence about joining, what words of encouragement would you give them?

No matter where you are in this journey you are not alone, and I’m here for you


Feeling stuck with life during or after Infertility? We get you, honey. Let's work it out together. 

Consider facing your fears head on surrounded by healing scenery and a tribe of like-minded women at the Immersion Experience in Arizona this September.


Don’t forget! $99 Early Bird Ticket Sales start soon for the 2020 InfertileAF Chicago Summit!

The summit will run from NOON on Friday April 17th - 5pm CST Saturday, April 18th.

PLUS! We will also have an extremely limited number of add-on VIP tickets for a private dinner with the InfertileAF founders! This is a highly personal meet and greet opportunity. The cost of the VIP ticket includes your dinner and drinks for the evening. Dinner will be the Friday, April 17th, 2020. The price for each VIP ticket is $120.

Those on our Mailing List will be the ONLY people with access to our Early Bird and VIP ticket sales.

Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

I'm going to the Immersion Experience because I want to take the feelings of the summit further

When we said we know how unique and strong this tribe of Infertility warriors is, we whole-heartedly meant it. When you find like-minded people who share the same passion as you, that’s where you feel seen and valued.

We have received anonymous, raw feedback about why attendees are taking the plunge into the Immersion Experience, and, quite frankly, their words have moved us to tears.

September cannot get here fast enough!!

There is so much good work to be done. We are ALL IN on these women because they are braveAF. They give us life and continue to remind us we are better together.

Take a moment to read, please. This is GOOD STUFF (and who knows? You may see YOURSELF in their words):

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What was your initial reaction when we announced the details of the Immersion Experience?

This is JUST WHAT I NEED in this season of my life. I immediately felt that the Immersion Experience was the sign or "AHA!" moment I'd been subconsciously searching for. And I've been counting down the days ever since it was announced!

What was your biggest hesitation with committing? How did you work to overcome this initial fear?

I honestly had no hesitation whatsoever.

The InfertileAF Summit truly did light this huge fire within my heart, so when I found out about the Immersion Experience, there were really no big limiting factors or fears for me.

Where are you in your Infertility journey?

We endured 6 years of infertility, 3 failed Clomid cycles, 1 successful Femara cycle that ended in a devastating loss in 2014, 5 more failed rounds of Femara, 3 failed IUI cycles, 1 failed (fresh) IVF cycle in which we transferred 2 embryos, and 1 successful (FET) IVF cycle in which we transferred 2 more embryos, and they both stayed with me.

Our fraternal twin boys were born on November 5th, 2017.

Where do you feel most stuck in your life these days?

I may be on the other side of Infertility, but I am still Infertile.

I still struggle with quite a bit emotionally.
My pregnancy with the twins was high-risk, I had several complications, and the night I delivered them, I also almost bled to death minutes after meeting my sons for the first time. They were born at 34 weeks and 3 days, and by the grace of God, did no NICU time, but we all stayed in the hospital for about 10 days because my health was poor.
Because of all of that and infertility and loss, I suffered with severe postpartum anxiety and mild postpartum depression, and still do... 20 months later.

I still have a hard time dealing with all of the trauma in a healthy way, and I put quite a bit of pressure on myself to be this "perfect" mother (which does NOT exist, by the way). I also struggle with feeling like I never measure up to my own expectations even when I KNOW my babies think I hung the moon and stars.

What part of the weekend are you most excited about?

HEALING! Or learning how to continue to heal the pieces of my heart that remain broken in a more strategic, healthy way.

I am also looking forward to making deep, lasting connections with the other ladies, and being able to grow together and support one another.

And of course an adult beverage by the pool. :)

Oh, and SEDONA!

Ok, I think I'm most excited about THE WHOLE WEEKEND!

What are you hoping to get out of this weekend?

Peace. Relaxation. New coping skills. Support.

If you could say something to another woman on the fence about joining, what words of encouragement would you give them?

I hurt alone in our journey for about 3 years before I ever spoke out about our struggles with Infertility. It wasn't until I miscarried that I stepped way out of my comfort zone and shared our story. And the support and love I received was immeasurable.

WE NEED EACH OTHER. We truly ARE better TOGETHER.

And I know cost may be a huge factor, but let me share with you this: I am now a stay-at-home-mother and my family has lived on just one income for the past 22 months. I know and understand the huge cost of infertility treatments, but in my opinion, there is just no price tag on my emotional and mental wellness- especially after suffering through infertility and loss.

I also have colossal faith that this Immersion Experience is EXACTLY what I NEED right now. If you think that's you, too... JUMP ON IN.


Feeling stuck with life during or after Infertility? We get you, honey. Let's work it out together. 

Consider facing your fears head on surrounded by healing scenery and a tribe of like-minded women at the Immersion Experience in Arizona this September.

I'm going to the Immersion Experience because I'm tired of struggling in silence

When we said we know how unique and strong this tribe of Infertility warriors is, we whole-heartedly meant it. When you find like-minded people who share the same passion as you, that’s where you feel seen and valued.

We have received anonymous, raw feedback about why attendees are taking the plunge into the Immersion Experience, and, quite frankly, their words have moved us to tears.

September cannot get here fast enough!!

There is so much good work to be done. We are ALL IN on these women because they are braveAF. They give us life and continue to remind us we are better together.

Take a moment to read, please. This is GOOD STUFF (and who knows? You may see YOURSELF in their words):

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What was your initial reaction when we announced the details of the Immersion Experience?

Initially, I couldn’t wait to sign up and made sure I did as soon as registration opened.  But then I thought about it; I would be travelling alone, spending a weekend with a bunch of unfamiliar women and going completely outside of all my comfort zones. Instantly I wanted to beg for my money back. And although I bounce between these polar reactions on a daily basis, I recognize that I need some self care in this area and I am in need to become unstuck!

What was your biggest hesitation with committing? How did you work to overcome this initial fear?

Honestly...my biggest fear was and continues to be meeting new people. My journey has rendered me exhausted and for the longest time I have been running on fumes and I don’t know if I have it in me to meet new people. Although I can be an extrovert around my peeps, I’m shy and honestly intimidated by most people. But...I overcome these thoughts on a daily basis knowing this will be the first time that I will be surrounded by women who really understand the heart wrenching journey of infertility. I get to be a part of a community of women in a world where I usually don’t fit in as an involuntarily childless woman.

Where are you in your Infertility journey?

Last November we had our second round of IVF which ended in a miscarriage and a DNC. My husband of 17 years and I were absolutely devastated. I have not been on any form of birth control in 15 of those years. There are a lot more deeply personal and tragic elements thrown into the mix but to keep the laundry list at a minimum; in April I turned 40 years old and that was always are like in the sand. I knew I was done so we made the agonizing decision to stop the journey towards a baby of our own. We have invested so much time and money into this dream which ended up as a brutal nightmare. So although most of our friends and family don’t understand, we are choosing us and are redefining our plan A.

Where do you feel most stuck in your life these days?

The question; “where do I go from here?” creates some “stuck” feelings. 
And honestly, I get stuck in bed sometimes. I would rather hide from the complicated-ness of my past under my duvet but every day it is getting a little better and a little easier to face the beginning of the day.

What part of the weekend are you most excited about?

I am excited to be with a community of woman that understand that a woman’s worth is not just in the children she produce. I’m excited to eat good food and drink good wine. I’m excited to meet and work with the two founders of InfertileAF!! These two badass women are so brave and strong and have helped me to realize I can be a badass too!!

What are you hoping to get out of this weekend?

I want to do some realistic goal setting and to honestly do some major self care and relaxation. I want to challenge my comfort zones, grow and heal with wine, yummy food while hanging with my peeps.

If you could say something to another woman on the fence about joining, what words of encouragement would you give them?

We are used to struggling in silence with infertility believing that we are being brave and strong while we hide our suffering. We are often not acknowledged when we are drained financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. 
Its time to acknowledge you. To invest in you. To take time for you. You are not alone. This is not about digging up the past and reliving trauma. It’s about building a community of women who are STRONGER TOGETHER!


Feeling stuck with life during or after Infertility? We get you, honey. Let's work it out together. 

Consider facing your fears head on surrounded by healing scenery and a tribe of like-minded women at the Immersion Experience in Arizona this September.


Don’t forget! $99 Early Bird Ticket Sales start soon for the 2020 InfertileAF Chicago Summit!

The summit will run from NOON on Friday April 17th - 5pm CST Saturday, April 18th.

PLUS! We will also have an extremely limited number of add-on VIP tickets for a private dinner with the InfertileAF founders! This is a highly personal meet and greet opportunity. The cost of the VIP ticket includes your dinner and drinks for the evening. Dinner will be the Friday, April 17th, 2020. The price for each VIP ticket is $120.

Those on our Mailing List will be the ONLY people with access to our Early Bird and VIP ticket sales.

Once they’re gone, they’re gone!