Finally Pregnant – naturally!
I am one of those people who likes to be organised and do things right. So when we decided it was time to start a family we trotted off to the doctor to discuss me coming off contraception. We were disappointed to find that my cycles weren’t regular so timing intercourse was a bit of a nightmare. However we were still sure we were “doing it right” so back off to the doctor we went, over a year later, to see if we could check there was nothing else wrong. After tests for both my husband and I we found that hubby had very low sperm count (I think his highest test came back at 3 million). This was the point that our doctor suggested two options … IVF or Natural Fertility … and this was when we met Juliette.
The idea of IVF completely freaked us out so it was great to be reassured by Juliette that there were many other things we could try before heading down this route. Juliette’s approach to everything was so positive. I am a bit shy, especially about my body but with Juliette I talked about stuff I thought I would never mention, and I felt comfortable doing it. By seeing Juliette she taught us better to understand the whole “getting pregnant” thing, how to monitor cycles so we knew when I was most fertile and also some great ideas to help with Hubby’s sperm count.
To have Juliette there for that next stage was amazing for us. Both from a medical side and a support side. Someone to finally help decipher what is an old wives tale and what is scientifically proven to help. To listen when you want to give up and encourage you when you need it, all while being completely professional but approachable at the same time.
Thanks to Juliette we had the patience, trust and hope to keep trying for longer and we are now 24 weeks pregnant with our first, naturally conceived child.
Juliette we will see you in 16 weeks to show off the new addition! Thank you so much!
UPDATE: Baby Lucy has arrived! See her gorgeous photo above
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