This testimonial is written by me (Amanda Howell). Nancy is so busy being pregnant with twins that we have not been able to connect for a long phone conversation. Nancy has give me permission to summarize her story. She is a actually going to put her story on tape so that people can hear her voice telling the story in her own words. Nancy says she wants everyone to hear what happened to her and what happened to her eggs! So here is my summary.
Nancy was in her mid 40s when we first talked, but her body’s age was much older. She had been through 3 IUI’s, 3 IVF’s. One IVF was successful over a year ago and she became pregnant. It was a difficult pregnancy as she developed high blood pressure, and then she lost the baby after a couple of months. It was heartbreaking and it was debilitating. After that she got pregnant naturally and miscarried again. The list she gave me of her main health complaints when we started the consultation read as follows: 1) infertility, 2) relief from constant stress, 3) hormonal imbalance, 4) energy, 5) clarity of mind. She rated her energy as a 6 in a scale of 1-10. She wrote ‘I have a difficult time getting up in the morning (after 8 hours of sleep, and I am very tired by 6:00 in the evening.’ After all the fertility procedures she found that her the flow of her menses was much lighter. And she said she noticed she was chilled a lot more often than she used to be. Her body was tired and exhausted from all the over-stimulation.
She began a program in March taking products to calm her digestion and to rebuild her energy reserves. She felt better almost immediately.
Nancy took the herbal formulas and followed the Radiant Wonder Fertility Program. In only 3 months (May) she went back in to test.
The is where the story gets very exciting. The first visit to the doctor after drawing her blood found her hormonal levels dramatically lowered. She was a candidate to participate in the reproductive stimulation once again. The doctor was surprised and pleased with the hormonal levels. Nancy was thrilled. She and her husband decided to go for another IVF. I encouraged her to wait another 3 months, to give her body more opportunity to get even stronger, but her inner voice said ‘go’.
The second thrill came a few days later after the eggs had been retrieved and they were getting ready to do the procedure. In the past whenever Nancy had an IVF there would only be 8 eggs retrieved. Each time she was told the eggs were ‘fractured’, were ‘old’ and she was reminded of the ‘age factor’ and her ‘diminished ovarian reserve.’ This time when she arrived the doctor and the nurses were lined up beaming. Her doctor said she had her usual 8 eggs, but all were in very good shape. In fact 4 of them were ‘perfect, like the eggs of a 25 year old’.
Nancy had the IVF and is now pregnant with twins (June), and has been for 2 months. The blood pressure at one point was slightly elevated, but all is going well. Her energy is good, her spirits are high and everyone is cheering.
P.S. 7 months later: The twins have been delivered!