Our success story today is Lindsey, who has unexplained infertility. Lindsey and her husband were married in 2011 and began trying soon after that. When Lindsey went off birth control, she saw a naturopath to find out what natural approaches she could take to improve fertility and prepare her body for pregnancy.
Lindsey went through medicated timed intercourse cycles, then IUI, and progressed to IVF in August 2014. Lindsey experienced an ectopic pregnancy, a ruptured tube, and then the loss of the tube and the embryo. Before her IVF transfer last January, Lindsey worked with a fertility coach, did fertility yoga, and prepared herself with mind-body work. Two embryos were transferred, resulting in a singleton pregnancy and the birth of their son.
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Whom We’re Following:
We are following the journey of Liz, who lives in London. Liz is 39 and has only been trying to get pregnant for about 8 months. She knew something “wasn’t quite right” in the beginning, so she saw her doctor for a pre-conception checkup. It was discovered that both of her fallopian tubes were blocked and, due to her advanced maternal age, nothing could be done. What began as complete shock for Liz in this diagnosis has allowed her to be “fast-tracked” in the NHS care system.
Liz explains how different things are in the U.K. under the NHS than in the U.S.; even the basics of choosing doctors and treatments are all determined for you based on the area in which you live. Liz is taking CoQ10 and prenatal vitamins and preparing for her first IVF cycle in a few days. We are hoping along with Liz for good news from this cycle!