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    https://www.facebook.com/FertileWoman/

    Surely she wouldn't make all of that up (including the testimonials)? I'm beginning to clutch at straws.

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    Sounds like a load of rot to me. I’m sure women she has worked with have fallen pregnant hence the reviews but I doubt her coaching or hypnotherapy had anything to do with it.

    Could stress reduction maybe help? Sure and even if it doesn’t help with achieving pregnancy it may be beneficial but wouldn’t you want counselling from a qualified individual? This lady has no formal qualifications.

    If she knew the secret to fertility it wouldn’t be a secret just for her.

    I fully understand being desperate but unfortunately this woman is just trying to take your money.
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    For a cost of $3k I’d be very sceptical? Skeptical? There is no guarantee it would work and it’s a lot of money to spend. I guess you could argue that a round of IVF is not guaranteed to work either but it definitely has a lot more clinical evidence behind it. If you have that kind of money to spend and you’re not going to miss it in your bank account then I guess it can’t hurt? But I do fear that it is preying on vulnerable women who are desperate to have a baby.

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    I don't think it's a scam as she probably really believes in it, but... that doesn't mean I would believe it.

    "I’m Melanie Colwell and I assist high-achieving, driven women to get pregnant, enjoy healthy pregnancies, and experience calm births."

    Assisting in achieving a healthy pregnancy??? So many things are really out of our control.

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    I think it's almost irrelevant whether she believes in it, this is preying on vulnerable women at their lowest. There is so much research into infertility, who knew that some woman sitting in her living room actually knows all the secrets.

    If you know the secrets, publish your methods and your stats. But all they publish are emotions.

    As for the testimonials - there are always testimonials. You get a bunch of women who have gone through years of infertility and losses, and a certain portion of them will fall pregnant and carry a baby to term without any intervention, purely by chance. And these women are so elated, they truly believe that seeing a witch doctor is what made the the difference - "I had 15 failed rounds of IVF, and on the 16th I started eating x/stopped eating y, therefore clearly that's what made the difference."
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    Jeeezus. I just read one of the articles linked in her page, from the guardian no less.

    "Danish researchers found that sows who are se.xually stimulated by humans during artificial insemination had a 6% increase in fertility."

    Isn't that kind of thing illegal???! Not to mention abusive.

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    Honestly its more dangerous than just a scam.
    She targets people who are vulnerable people with the a class personality that will always credit her program because it feeds into the their ego. When it fails its because they were ambitious enough. Causing even more stress and anxiety to people who are already going through enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTwiggley View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/FertileWoman/

    Surely she wouldn't make all of that up (including the testimonials)? I'm beginning to clutch at straws.
    I haven't looked at the FB page, but I wouldn't put it past anyone to have friends and family post bogus testimonials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    I haven't looked at the FB page, but I wouldn't put it past anyone to have friends and family post bogus testimonials.
    This was my thoughts...

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