I became infertile due to ongoing amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) caused by hormone imbalance as a result of long term use of the contraceptive pill, over-exercising and under fuelling. Sometimes what we think is ‘healthy’ such as low carb diets and running marathons, can wreck havoc with our hormones. It took me over 3 years to heal myself and finally achieve my goal of pregnancy. During this time my husband and I undertook four rounds of IVF; six transfers and 11 embryos replaced, all without success. It wasn’t until I focused on getting my natural ovulation back and ensuring I was of optimal ‘fertile health’ that we were blessed with a positive pregnancy result from a natural conception, I was age 37.
I’ve experienced the rollercoaster of fertility treatment and the heartbreak of when it doesn’t work. I know how frustrating it can be when your body doesn’t do what you desperately want it to, and while there is a lot of information out there – how do you know what to try and what actually works? I’ve taken my fertility into my own hands and learnt how to support my body and mind through this journey with nutrition, movement, stress management, and supplementation. I really want to share this knowledge with you!
Do you suffer from low energy, period pain or irregular periods? Are you trying to get pregnant or planning to start trying in the near future? I can coach you through nutritional and lifestyle changes that support your hormones and assist with those female-centric challenges – PCOS, endometriosis, hypothalamic amenorrhea, unexplained infertility, male factor infertility, suboptimal thyroid function, as well as emotional and physical support for ART.
You don’t need to do this alone. I understand how overwhelming fertility challenges can be. Choosing to work with a Health Coach is a huge step towards reaching your goals for yourself and your family (and future family ☺).
Are you curious about how fertility coaching can help you? Get in touch and we can tackle this together. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.