“My husband and I always wanted to start a family at some stage. By the time we reached 30, we decided the timing was right for us to start trying for a baby. Since we were young, relatively fit and healthy we just thought it was a matter of time. We never realised how much time. In fact, it took us nine years until we held our beautiful baby boy in our arms.
For the first few years, we didn’t really think much of it. We had just moved to Melbourne and were enjoying living in a new city. We initially thought that we weren’t getting the timing right or we weren’t trying regularly enough. As time went by, we thought more investigation was needed as we should’ve fallen pregnant by now. We both had numerous fertility tests done only to discover that my husband had antibodies attached to his sperm which caused them to be slow swimmers. We put it down to an injury he sustained as a child. We both engaged the services of holistic doctors and naturopaths to help overcome the sperm antibodies issue and to maximise our fertility. Even though it helped with our overall health, it didn’t result in us achieving our family dream.
We then decided it was time to turn to IVF as I was not getting any younger. After seven failed cycles of IVF without one positive pregnancy test, we were at the point of giving up. The emotional rollercoaster had been very taxing on both of us. I was fast running out of hope.
Around this time, my Mum suggested I see her naturopath, Susan at Centro Health. I thought I would give the chance of being a Mum one last try. Susan went through my history and previous medical files with a fine tooth comb. She also organised a complete blood workup on both Travis and I.
Lo and behold, after only being on Susan’s protocol for three months, I fell pregnant! Unfortunately, the pregnancy ended up being ectopic and I lost the baby and my right tube. I thought that was it for us. Our dreams of being parents was over. The following month my period was late so I thought I’d tease myself and take a pregnancy test. I never thought it would come back positive! Sadly, I miscarried at 7 weeks. I still decided not to give up.
I followed Susan’s protocol to the letter and eventually fell pregnant again 7 months later. I was 38.
After 8 years of trying and numerous unsuccessful rounds of IVF, we fell pregnant naturally 3 times in an 11 month period under Susan’s care. We couldn’t believe it.
Our third pregnancy was viable and we welcomed our beautiful baby boy, Arlo into the world on the 28th of August, 2017. It was a very long, tiring and emotional journey but we were blessed in the end. We will be forever grateful to Susan for assisting us in making our dream of becoming parents a reality.
Thank you, Susan from Nina, Travis and Arlo.”
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