“It’s been a challenging ride—the childhood, the sister passing, the fertility piece and the fertility piece is what really broke me open. I felt like a sword sliced my body open.”

Carol Gavhane and I have intentional and vulnerable conversation on infertility, darkness, and being broken open. We discuss our infertility journey, difficult times during childhood and how that prepared us to be broken open and the gifts we received from those experiences.

Carol Gavhane is co-founder of Asha Blooms, a handcrafted purposeful jewelry company. Throughout her journey with secondary infertility, a simple bracelet provided nuggets of hope that helped propel her forward. Sparked by that experience, her childhood challenges and the loss of her sister, she and her husband created a business to inspire, uplift, and help women believe.

Show Notes:


IUI – Intrauterine Insemination

IVF – Invitro Fertilization

Gestational Carrier

Ectopic Pregnancy


D&C – Dilation and Curettage

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

IUGR – Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Secondary Infertility

NICU – Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Low Ovarian Reserve

The Phil Donahue Show

The Montel Williams Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Sally Jessie Raphael Show

The Smurfs Cartoon