At the age of 40, a woman’s fertility is significantly reduced, with a leading NZ Fertility Clinic estimating the chance of conceiving each month to be only 6%.
Time is of the essence when you’re trying to get pregnant in your late 30’s or early 40’s and learning the Fertility Awareness Method is a great tool to increase your chances of natural conception.
Here is one couple’s success story:
My husband and I have such a wonderful, full relationship that the decision to have children was a difficult one, not because we didn’t want children or didn’t like children, but because of all the madness going on in this sometimes crazy world of ours and not really being sure we wanted to expose a child to it.
However I turned 40 and the decision had to be made as we were literally running out of time. After months of trying we found ourselves pregnant but it wasn’t meant to be and I miscarried at 6 weeks. I ended up in hospital and afterwards saw a specialist who told me to “keep my feet warm and keep trying” as we had already been able to conceive. After a few more months with no result I went back to see my GP to see if there was anything more that we could “naturally” do and he advised we meet with Juliette from Fertility Focus, as he’d recently heard a presentation that she’d given at a function, which turned his whole idea of conception and cycles for him.
Juliette provided in depth education on the accurate tracking of my cycle, monitoring daily temperatures and knowing exactly the right days of the month to try and conceive. After one month we found ourselves pregnant but as advised by Juliette the chances were high that I may miscarry again and unfortunately I did, but we were prepared for this. However, she advised us to keep trying straight away, never giving up hope. The very next month, with careful tracking again, along with acupuncture too this time, we were pregnant for a third time and now at the age of 42 I am 36 weeks pregnant, have had an amazingly wonderful trouble-free pregnancy and we are just delighted.
It was our strong desire to conceive naturally and with the help, understanding, education and practical approach Juliette gave us regarding my cycles, she gave us faith and hope in nature’s process.
We would recommend to couples to seek help from Fertility Focus FIRST, to empower you with how your body naturally behaves and then go from there.
Thank you Juliette, we are looking forward to meeting our precious gift and have hope and confidence that we can, even at this age, try for a brother or sister through the knowledge we know now.
Names withheld to protect privacy Tauranga, New Zealand