Our second ‘Miracle Baby’
We thought our first baby was a ‘miracle baby’ and we were only but hopeful for a second. Here is our story:
After years of trying to have a baby without success we sought some advice and did some tests. We were told by a fertility expert that our chances of conceiving naturally were slim to none and we were put at the front of the queue for fertility treatment. Despite being a healthy young male with no underlying conditions, my husband was diagnosed with very low sperm count coupled with very low motility. Knowing our odds, we pretty much gave up hope and resigned ourselves to the fact that it would be impossible for us to conceive naturally – or so we thought. Just literally days before we were to start fertility treatment I found myself pregnant!
We found ourselves in the same situation again when trying for our second child; we were hopeful but didn’t think our chances were great. After a year of trying (and a lot of disappointments), we made another appointment with the fertility clinic thinking this was our only chance of conceiving again.
At the same time we also decided to visit our GP to discuss the issue. She suggested that we seek help from Fertility Focus as a first step before considering fertility treatment. She thought, to which we agreed, that we should exhaust all other options and seek fertility treatment only as a last resort. We had considered seeking help from Fertility Focus ourselves earlier in the piece – we had looked at the website but didn’t take that next step. We thought that maybe if we kept on trying it might happen again. But a year passed and still nothing. Knowing what we know now, we would have taken that next step sooner, rather than waiting and wasting all that time.
After our first consultation with Juliette we conceived after the first cycle! Unfortunately this wasn’t meant to be. I had a very early miscarriage, but feeling confident we didn’t lose hope. I found myself pregnant again after the third cycle! We think it is just incredible that with the odds stacked against us, we conceived naturally, all thanks to the help, understanding and education Juliette gave us regarding our fertility. The main thing we believe helped, was in planning the best time to conceive by charting our fertility.
I guess the lesson that we learnt and what we would hope others couples would take on board is not to wait. You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain from seeking advice from a natural fertility coach. Take that leap of faith and entrust your situation with a professional, like we did. We learned so much and the information we now know is what we will have for life.
Names withheld to protect privacy