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Kokopelli Earrings for Women with Infertility
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Learn More about My Kokopelli Experience
In 2002, I was 22-years old and had just suffered a complicated miscarriage. I was pregnant with twins. One of the twins was an ectopic pregnancy, and the other twin was in my uterus. Eventually, I had to have emergency surgery, and my left fallopian tube was too damaged to save, so it had to be completely removed. In the process, I lost the other twin as well. My awesome ob/
In the process, I lost the other twin as well. My excellent ob/GYN explained that I still had a 70-percent chance of having a baby naturally, but my heart was broken and I feared that I would never experience childbirth, or worse yet, get to be a mother. Several people had mentioned Kokopelli, a fertility deity, to me, but I wasn't at a point in my life where I was open to this type of discussion. However, I would be.
Months of Trying - Yielded no Results
After months of trying, my doctor reassured me that I was completely healthy and that only time would tell whether my husband and I could conceive. I still wasn't ready to give up, but I didn't want to "help" my chances with medications or treatments. After all, I am the big sister of triplets and my first pregnancy was a twin pregnancy. I wanted to have a baby but wasn't quite ready to have multiple babies through the use of fertility medication.
Family Vacation to the Seneca Indian Reservation
Nearly a year after my miscarriage, I visited the Seneca Indian Reservation in Allegheny County, New York. While visiting the small shops there, I saw Kokopelli statues and jewelry everywhere. While I had at first threw my nose up at the idea of a fertility deity helping me with my fertility issues, I was now willing to try anything. My first purchase was a pair of Kokopelli earrings, and my second purchase was a gemstone that had Kokopelli's image etched on it. I wore the earrings and kept the gemstone in my pocket.
A month after my visit to Seneca Nation, I was pregnant with my daughter. This pregnancy proved to be my last pregnancy, but I no longer care about that. I don't know if the Kokopelli earrings and stone I purchased help me get pregnant, or if it was just the right "time." What I do know is that if I had to do it all over again, I would have purchased Kokopelli earrings the first time it was mentioned to me. I still have these earrings and the gemstone and I truly attribute them to giving me the confidence that I could get pregnant on my own.
Kokopelli Isn't Just a Fertility Deity
Did you know Kokopelli isn't just a fertility deity? Kokopelli also guides over agriculture and childbirth. Additionally, Kokopelli is a known as a trickster and represents the spirit of music.