Laura Fletcher

www.selahfertility.com

I’m Laura Fletcher and I am a fighter and survivor. I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs that value and demand transparency, selflessness, and hustle.
I gave birth to my first daughter in 2012 and my second in 2021 after surviving four earth shattering, back-to-back miscarriages. The grief of the miscarriages derailed my life and crippled me for years. I felt alone, angry, broken, and defective. I completely lost faith in myself, the medical system, and God.
In 2018, I decided to take a stand. I shifted from a victim mentality to a mentality of self-advocacy and action. I stopped being passive and started asking questions, lots of them. I started pushing for answers, real ones. I stopped accepting half-ass answers or statistics from outdated and badly managed studies. I stopped believing the rhetoric that recurrent miscarriage could be “unexplained.” In short, I stood up for myself. I armed myself with knowledge gained by hours upon hours of research. I stopped being the least educated in the room about my body and started speaking their language. I fired doctors that didn’t like it and I hired doctors that shared my passion and pushed for my success.
The transformation, once I truly committed, took eight months. Two hundred and forty days of choosing to be the best version of myself every single day. I developed mechanisms by which to cope with the chaos. I rewrote the way I conversed with myself. I rewired my entire mindset. I had a reckoning with God.
When I started speaking out about my experience I realized, both to my elation and dismay, that I am far from alone. Almost every woman I know has faced fertility challenges, pregnancy complications, or miscarriage. The world, as a whole, needs a massive shift in how we approach fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care. In 2020, I decided to become part of the solution and became a certified Doula through Dona International.
In 2021, I founded Selah Fertility to address a deeply personal and deeply problematic occurrence in women’s care: the commonality of “unexplained” miscarriage and infertility. Through Selah, I intend to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of equipping individuals with the tools they need to optimize their health and, as an extension, their fertility.