“I’ve been given a gift”
I just got off the phone to one of the lovely ladies who is now having her second child with the help of our fertility program. I thought I’d share for those who feel like giving up, or think that all is lost.
This lady came to us battered, defeated and basically told that she would never ever have a baby, especially with her own eggs. She was even told that carrying a pregnancy would be a huge risk. She had done numerous IVF cycles before and was basically told to give up.
This poor lady had one of the worst uterine linings I had ever seen. She had severe endometriosis, severe adenomyosis and had more surgeries than anyone I know. There was more scar tissue in her uterus than good lining. The prognosis was not good.
So I did my evaluation and gave her all my recommendations around treatment and then sent her to the amazing surgeon I work with to get her all tidied up on the inside. Once the laparoscopy was done and everything was tidied up properly (the last surgeon made a mess of her), I got stuck into giving her formulations to target the uterine lining and improving circulation into the lining and ovaries. I also had her on a grain free diet, lots of antioxidants and supplements etc, with lots of lifestyle changes to give her the best chance possible.
We then put her through her first IVF cycle 3 months after working on her, and her husband’s sperm quality (he needed help too as do most men I see). The very first cycle in was unsuccessful, but, the second cycle in worked. She was 44 years old and pregnant with her own eggs. The thing to remember here is that she did everything I told her and did it to the letter too. She just let go and took on the advice and did everything I told her to do.
The pregnancy was a bit touch and go because of her lining issues, but the OB I use was really great in monitoring her. She also did share care and pregnancy treatments with me, throughout the pregnancy too. Then during the birth, after everything, she had a small bleed into the brain and things weren’t looking too good. They did nearly lose her. It was just bad luck and a one in a million to have this sort of mini stroke. But in true strength that this lady possessed, she pulled through and recovered.
Straight after the birth of her first child (about 2 months post-partum) she came back and saw me and said “I want one more. Can we give it a go?”
…. OMG, really?
So at the 6 month mark, this lady went back and had another laparoscopy and got back on my program and started the journey again. We waited 3 months again, using all same dietary and lifestyle advice and all the same supplements and formulas, for both this lady and her partner (guys do not get to get out of this process with me)
Once again the first cycle failed but the second one in worked. This lady is now 45 years old, going on 46 and again she is pregnant with her own eggs. Not bad for someone who was told she would never be able to carry one pregnancy, let alone two. Then she nearly died during the birth of number one.
I just got a call from her and she is booked in to have her baby in the first week of April. She isn’t allowed to go past 38 weeks. The pregnancy has been great so far and she has attributed it all to the help we gave her and the surgeon who I work with.
She said to me “I have been given a gift. I am 45 years old and never thought I would ever become a mum after so many specialists dismissed me. I can’t thank- you and your recommendations enough and I know without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
I just love stories like this. So if you think all is lost, and you are the worst of the worst and have no hope left, just remember this ladies story. Don’t ever give up hope, just because someone told you they can’t help you, or they aren’t helping you at all.
I know that if people do all the recommendations that I ask them to do and follow all of the advice that these are the people that actually do get that baby they so desperately deserve.
Just thought I’d share this story for those who may have given up hope. If this lady can beat the odds, then anyone can.