Woman of the Week: Amber Balkom

This week we are proud to highlight Amber Balkom. Amber’s story about infertility is equally inspirational and important.

Amber was kind enough to share, “The 902 days I spent waiting to conceive were hands down the hardest days of my life. I struggled – like really struggled, with coping through infertility. I was consumed, depressed, lost all feelings of self-worth, and strayed from my faith. After being exceedingly blessed with my miracle baby, I realized the heart issues that came with infertility weren’t just erased after the birth of my daughter. I knew I wanted to serve those who are struggling through infertility, but I didn’t realize what avenue it would be through until my daughter was around 9 months old.  I’m passionate about unveiling the unspoken truth about the heart of the infertile woman. By sharing the raw details about my own infertility journey, and the truths I discovered about myself (and God) along the way, it’s my hope that it makes you feel a little less alone in the grief. At the end of the day, I want each of my readers to know they are worthy. Despite their infertility.”

As always our questions to ask:

Favorite Book: “Oh gosh, I literally got sweaty when I saw this question. I can’t choose just one! I’m an avid reader and aspiring author- so books are a huge part of my life. On my night stand you will currently find: “The God I Never Knew” by Robert Morris & Janet Evanovichs’ latest novel “Look Alive Twenty-Five” from her highly entertaining Stephanie Plum squeal.”

Favorite Beverage: “Coffee. It’s my fuel.”

What are you passionate about? “Helping those who are struggling through the grief that comes with infertility.”

What do you do really, really well? “Lay out a monthly budget for our finances. I take excel spreadsheets very seriously! haha”

If you could do anything with your time (regardless of obligations and finances), what would you do? “I would love to say to travel the world without hesitation, but I’m a homebody. The thought of being away from my living room for more than 2 weeks isn’t appealing.  I would love to spend my time founding a “one stop shop” for those that choose to grow their families through fertility treatment. This clinic I’m imagining wouldn’t just be another reproductive endocrinologist office. It would focus on the patients’ body as a whole instead of just their reproductive system. In addition to offering top of the line care for IUI & IVF treatment, the facility would also offer: nutritional support, alternative practices like acupuncture, mental health therapy, education classes, etc. ”

To learn more about Amber visit her website at waitingonamiracle.com.

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