Posted on 3rd July 2018 at 22:14
Are you considering natural fertiltiy support? Perhaps James and Julia's story can give you hope.
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You can see their story in their own words on my fertility page but it wasn't plain sailing. Initially there were imbalances in Julias hormones though luckily James had what his specialist referrs to as "super sperm".
Not every couple has the same problems, sometimes it's his sperm, sometimes it's a hormonal problem for both of them and sometimes it's all down to her but research shows that male factor infertility affects 30-40% of infertile couples and around 25% of those cases are unexplained.
As it happens around 3 months after we first started working together Julia concieved and they were over the moon. They took their pregnancy test on holiday and i received a joyful message with photographs of three positive tests. I was so pleased for them but at 6 weeks Julia started to bleed and the hospital confirmed that the baby had died. A miscarriage is a terrible thing for a couple to go through but as many as 31% of pregnancies spontaneously terminate and really we only know this now that pregnancy can be identified so early. As many as 75% of fertilised eggs never make it to implantation.
We worked together to help them through the loss and to help Julia regain her health and hormonal balance but it took a while for her to recover emotionally and physically from the loss.
Margot has the great good fortune to have parents who love her more than she will ever know. Here she is in her fresh daisy onesie.
I first met Julia over two and a half years ago when she contacted me via my facebook business page because she was feeling very unwell with what we now know was a chemical pregnancy, what doctors now call an early miscarriage.
They had been trying for some time and were sad and frustrated and starting to consider IVF. In-vitro Fertilisation is a blessing to many, many parents but for some the risk of the drugs and the invasive procedures are not something they want to go through.
Clomid, a drug that is used to stimulate ovulation, is linked with Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. It has also been linked with ovarian cancer though a Cochrane review of the literature does not support that link. However Clomid and does not always result in a healthy pregnancy, in my experience many clomid pregnancies don't make it past 6 weeks.
So for some folk choosing to improve their overall health and take herbs and eat foods that optimise nutrition for healthy genetic material is the obvious choice. It certainly was for Julia and her partner James.
Herbal Medicine Works! They concieved.
When they had both recovered from their loss they started to try again. We worked together over the next year and in the new year they really felt ready. They decided to consider IVF
By this time their improved hormone status meant they were no longer elligable for IVF on the NHS but thankfully a few days after that they found that Julia was expecting. This picture shows them bringing Margot round to visit.
Their story shows that you too can have hope. And this time they took their baby daugther on her first seaside family holiday.
There really is no better end to a story.