My husband and I decided to go on an adventure after pharmacy school and started our careers in the remote village of Bethel, Alaska. Bethel is home to the Yupik Native Alaskan Tribe and its population is around 6,000 people. Bethel is a village that is off the road system with limited flights to Anchorage. Food and gas were flown or barged in and we learned to conserve everything. We lived there for 7 years and enjoyed the culture, people, and our jobs as clinical pharmacists. However, we were battling the personal struggles associated with infertility.
We experienced so much pain and loneliness during our multiple losses. I had 5 miscarriages, 1 tubal ectopic, and 1 cervical ectopic. The cervical ectopic pregnancy was one of the scariest moments of my life. I was faced with a deadly condition that could only be dealt with in Anchorage because of the limited health care available in the remote Alaskan village that I lived in. I spent several weeks in Anchorage and dealt with the emotional and physical pain alone. This experience taught me to persevere and never give up.
My husband and I decided it was too dangerous to continue trying to conceive on our own. This was the beginning of our IVF journey. I felt determined to make this work even though I lived in a remote location. I worked diligently to coordinate my care with Pacific Northwest Fertility Clinic in Seattle. After struggling with infertility for 8 years, we were blessed with our oldest daughter.
It took me 4 more years to face my fears and transfer my last frozen embryo. In September of 2019, Bristol Linn made her debut 8 weeks early. We spent almost 2 months in the NICU. The motto for my life is “Don’t give up….you’ve got this” I have overcome so many obstacles and did not give up. I want to be there for you on your journey reminding you to never give up and reassure you that “you’ve got this!”
This struggle with infertility is what instilled a passion in me to help other women going through the same battle. I was often lost and alone and did not have a social media community to turn to. My goal now is to inspire, educate, and heal my clients to help their dreams come true as well.
In addition to having my Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, I am also certified in anticoagulation therapy management and patient-centered diabetes care. My background includes work for Indian Health Services as a clinical pharmacist with a specialty in anticoagulation, HIV/HepC, diabetes management, and collaborative practice agreements for refill and lab protocols. I am currently receiving advanced training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
When I’m not helping clients, I can be found spending time with my husband and our 2 rainbow babies Mckinley Jo and Bristol Linn. I enjoy reading, crafting, and spending time with my girls and family.
RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
What others have to say:
“I reached out to Natasha before I went through my first cycle of IVF. I was nervous and confused, but she helped me to get focused. She shared her own experience with me, which gave me hope and confidence. She is very knowledgeable in the field of infertility and very caring. She has been checking in on me ever since then and I am most appreciative of her. I would recommend her to others. “
“Natasha has been a God sent to me. I went through a miscarriage in December and she was there to lift me up and encourage me in every way she could. Together, we came up with a plan to get me ready for my next cycle, and I am now ready to try again. She makes sure to check in with me just when I need her encouragement the most. I am forever grateful that she is helping me on my journey to motherhood.”
"I truly don't know where I would have been without Natasha throughout my fertility journey. Her loving and caring nature enables her to be a true support system. She is the consultant that has been in the weeds, fought the battle, and came out on the other side. With her life experience and compassion, she was truly an asset on my journey. I am blessed to have her guidance and advice. It is like having your best friend on your team cheering you on along the way."
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