Hear Our Fertility Stories

Sinora Allwood, RN

Sinora is a holistic nurse and health coach with more than 11 years of healthcare experience, and she is also an entrepreneur. Prior to conceiving her son eight years ago, Sinora was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. After two rounds of Clomid, a hysterosalpingogram, and a male fertility investigation, she and her husband were referred to IVF. Before the first cycle of IVF, she discovered that a holistic total body cleansing could increase the chances of a successful round of IVF. By week three of her cleanse, Sinora’s hormones and her menstrual cycle were regulated, and the couple decided to postpone the IVF cycle to try to conceive naturally. A year and half later, their son was born! This experience propelled the start of Allgood Holistics!

 

Jillian Lucas Baker, DrPH, EdM

Jillian (or Dr. B as she is affectionately called by her students) is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. For more than two decades, her research expertise has focused on designing and implementing culturally relevant, community-based health interventions that lessen the burden of health disparities among marginalized populations. Jillian holds a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from Drexel University, and she is also a community mental health counselor and a professional coach. 

 

Jillian is originally from Bronx, NY. She has been married for 14 years to her amazing husband, Gamal. The couple has three beautiful children — nine year old twins, Gavin and Jemma, and three year old Amari. Prior to the birth of their twins, the couple endured two years of fertility struggles and many invasive tests. They opted to use Clomid to increase their chances of conception which ultimately resulted in a healthy — but HARD — full-term twin pregnancy. Since being open with others about this experience, Jillian has heard a multitude of fertility and maternal health challenges that many sister friends have endured, often in isolation. These collective experiences prompted the development of A Tribe Called Fertility, a support system for Black women and their families as they endure fertility and maternal health issues.