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Pain, periods and perimenopause: How dismissive doctors left me looking for a scientific approach

At 50, Jo was told to “get over” a sudden onset of debilitating period cramps that resulted in sick days off work in agonising pain and feelings of exasperation and hopelessness. When I was 47/48 I had an operation to remove fibroids. My iron count was down and I was feeling drained. I’d noticed my period had become a lot heavier and when I eventually mentioned it to a girlfriend she suggested I see a...

Donor Eggs: The only viable option?

At 41 Kylie was told IVF and donor eggs was her only viable option. After surgical removal of endometriosis and an ovarian cyst and a 3-month recovery she fell pregnant naturally at 42 despite an AMH less than 1. I spent many years living overseas and spent about 5 years as a single girl before meeting my partner at 39 1/2 years old. I grew up in a big family and, for various...

I fell pregnant naturally with “0% chance”

It has been an incredible and rather emotional week as our son Archie celebrated his first birthday, so a great time to share our story. It was certainly a long journey for us. I was diagnosed with Polycystic ovaries when I was 16 years old and later on with Endometriosis. I had the endometriosis treated through keyhole surgery but it quickly returned so I had to have a second and fairly...

PATIENT PERSPECTIVES: Attending the Fertility Education Seminar

Life on the Inside patient Sarah Cowen, provides her thoughts on our new Fertility Education Seminar I have seen Elizabeth as a patient attending a first consult privately as well as attending her fertility seminar in February. Whilst my first face-to-face consult with Elizabeth a few years back focused on my health history and my reasons for seeing her, I found the seminar provided more detail about the biology and science behind fertility...

I Fell Pregnant Naturally with “Early Menopause”

Stacey and Dan* both thought it would be easy to fall pregnant when they started trying to conceive, both aged 32. After a year of attempts and two miscarriages, Stacey was told that her low AMH indicated she had undergone early menopause. Another miscarriage and a year later Stacey and Dan began Elizabeth’s program. Now at 35, they have a beautiful baby boy who they conceived naturally. Here is their...

After years of trying I had a natural, healthy pregnancy at 39

Belinda and her partner Ryan have had 2 beautiful daughters with Elizabeth’s help. Here they share the challenges and joys they’ve experienced in growing their family. How long had you been trying for? We didn't start trying to fall pregnant until we saw Elizabeth and worked out what we needed to do to be as healthy as possible to conceive. I was still breastfeeding my daughter Annabella, who was only about 9/10 months...

Making the Dream of a Natural Pregnancy a Reality

Vanessa and Dom had dreamed of falling pregnant without the use of IVF. After attending appointments with doctors and other therapists - including a naturopath and an acupuncturist and TCM practitioner, they landed in the hands of Elizabeth. Despite being older than when they had first started trying to conceive and adding PCOS and poor sperm quality to the mix, Elizabeth helped them to realise their dream. Within four months of...

A Healthier Body for a Baby at 40

Our journey with Elizabeth helped us to have healthier bodies for a baby at 40 by overcoming issues in fertility, hormone regulation and general well-being.  1. How did you find out about Elizabeth? I found out about Elizabeth through my Bowen Therapist/Body Ecologist who I was seeing at the time for a number of health and physical issues. 2. What made you choose to undergo Elizabeth’s program? I had experienced a miscarriage in 2011, but it...

Overcoming Postnatal Depression and My Happier Second Pregnancy

After the emotional and mood rollercoaster ride that was her first pregnancy and the postnatal depression that followed, Jo sought Elizabeth’s help to begin making the journey back to her old self again.    WELCOME TO THE WORLD! BLAIRE MILLEY STAPLEY  Born: 9th of February, 2013 Birth Weight: 3.70 kilograms     1. How did you find out about Elizabeth? We found out about Elizabeth through a couple at my partner’s work who had been to see her for fertility...

Understanding the Reasons for Infertility

Elizabeth helped us to understand the reasons for our infertility and set realistic expectations we were able to remain patient and committed to managing my PCOS and optimising our health. As a result we  fell pregnant naturally and now have a beautiful baby girl! What made you choose to undergo Elizabeth’s program? After being diagnosed with PCOS my partner and I were concerned about our ability to fall pregnant. We wanted to manage...