I started working with Rosie sometime last year after having 3 miscarriages followed by 3 failed IVF transfers. My head was not in a strong place, I’d begun to believe we would never reach our hope of having a baby & was feeling quite down & negative. Our IVF team, although great, offered no complimentary support other than drugs & medical (expensive!) tests to explore our options, & I also felt quite powerless & passive in the whole process.
A friend recommended I get in touch with Rosie for an initial consult, just to see if she could offer any help & support … well!! My first consult alone was so empowering. It was like Rosie didn’t see an end without me getting pregnant- this staggered me, her faith & optimism was so encouraging. On our initial consult of 30 mins ish she saw so many gaps in my care- supplements that could help me specifically, diet changes I could make, tests which could answer some questions. Her fee for the programme is really a drop in the ocean when you add up the money haemorrhaged into the IVF world!
I set too with lots of supplements (as did my husband after his consult with her) & tried really hard to follow the dietary changes she suggested. I also continued temp tracking with natural cycles & after a few months I could see positive changes in my cycle. A big shift also happened in my own head space, taking on Rosie’s belief that one way or the other, we’d get there. Those of you reading this review who are taking on IVF will know how huge this is- IVF becomes your world/sole focus, we consume knowledge about ‘what is wrong with us’ so to shift my head space back to just being positive (& dare I say almost a bit excited again!) is a big thing!
For our next IVF cycle I felt more positive, like whatever the outcome, I’d done my besUgiven myself the best chance … & low & behold it worked . I was an anxious wreck, having lots of bleeding in the first 6 weeks & not daring to believe this one would be our happy ending, but scan after scan (6/8/10/12 weeks!!) our baby was still there, growing appropriately.
I am now almost 22 weeks & feel lots of movements from her. Our 20 week scan was fine & so my head is really starting, daring, to believe this is our time. I know Rosie believed in us, more than we did ourselves from the word go, & has always been there throughout this journey to support us, even this week when I reached out for help with persistent thrush Qoys!)
They say it takes a village to raise a child, well for us it took a village to make one too! Our IVF team doing all the clever medical stuff, & Rosie keeping the normality balance with her knowledge & expertise. I have ZERO doubt in my mind that Rosie was the change that made this IVF cycle work for us, there are not enough words to thank for that.