Thank You Nicole

28 09 2012

024. Regularly visit a Naturopath over a twelve-month period [more info]

Nicole, my naturopath, has been wonderful to me over the course of the past 2.5 years. Her speciality is in women’s health and fertility, and she really helped me to get a handle on my body, make positive changes and to understand my menstrual cycles in a way that I’ll never be able to forget this information again (it’s all about tuning into your body and understanding your fertile signs).

While I didn’t become pregnant as a result of the hormonal changes that we tried to bring  about (with liquid herb preparations), when Matt and I decided to go down the IVF route following the tests confirming my fallopian tube blockages she assisted in preparing my eggs for stimulation cycles.

When I discovered I was pregnant after our first IVF cycle (!) after having had so many usable eggs for the fertilisation process (and with four additional embryos frozen), I think it is in part testament to the wonderful work that Nicole did.

If pregnancy does not happen for us easily the next time around, I will be going back to see Nicole again (she went on maternity leave shortly before the birth of our son Rowan, and he was a few months old by the time she returned; I have not been back to her clinic since his birth).

So thank you Nicole, every day I look at my son and know that you played a part in bringing him into being. 🙂