Fertility - Testimonial - Sandi Louise Ross

Fertility – Testimonial

When my husband and I decided we wanted to have a baby we were completely unaware of the long road we had ahead of us and the challenges we would face. Our journey went on for about three years, with very little success and what started out as an exciting prospect ended up as a very stressful journey.IMG_0378

After a year of trying we had found out that my husband had low sperm motility but could find no issue with me and therefore chose to try our luck with fertility treatment. We went on to have 8 IUI and 4 IVF cycles (2 fresh, 2 frozen), with two chemical pregnancies and two that didn’t take at all. It’s hard not to take IVF failures personally, it doesn’t always end in success, no matter how hard you try.

“We went on to have 8 IUI and 4 IVF cycles (2 fresh, 2 frozen), with two chemical pregnancies and two that didn’t take at all”

After so many fertility treatments I was so low emotionally, tired, desperate and had lost all my confidence. My hormone levels had been messed up by all the hormones I had been taking for the fertility treatments. My FSH levels were very high and I was no longer responding to the IVF drugs. Trying to conceive had sucked all the life out of me and I barely recognized myself. What I didn’t realize at the time was that by pushing myself through all these cycles without letting my body or mind recover, I had become the biggest barrier blocking our fertility.

It was after the fourth IVF failure that I finally decided to go to a counsellor to come to terms with my sense of loss and the prospect that it would never happen naturally for us. It was her who recommended I get in touch with Sandi Louise Ross.

Every doctor we had seen up to that point would only suggest fertility treatment and not even mention anything we could do on a day to day basis to improve our health, no matter how many times I’d ask. So it was music to my ears that Sandi’s priority was to get my emotional and physical health back on track and improve the health of both of us. The healthier we were, the healthier our future child would be. I loved this way of looking at things, Sandi was so positive about our situation that it really rubbed off on me. The combination of vitamins, herbs and acupuncture tailored to fit us helped right from the beginning. It gave us a sense of control back and a new found positivity.

“Sandi’s priority was to get my emotional and physical health back on track and improve the health of both of us”

Within 4 months of meeting Sandi we found out we were pregnant naturally, in December 2014, I gave birth to a very healthy baby boy. We will be forever grateful to Sandi for all her help and support in what turned out to be the hardest time in both our lives.

“Within 4 months of meeting Sandi we found out we were pregnant naturally, in December 2014, I gave birth to a very healthy baby boy”


Stephs baby

Looking back on our experiences, I still believe in IVF and it’s possibilities for success but we shouldn’t rely on it solely. It can be so harsh on your body and the priority should be you. After all, a healthy body and mind make a healthy baby however it happens for you.

Steph x