Fertility Tips for Women Over 35 [REAL SUCCESS STORY]

Fertility Tips for Women Over 35 [REAL SUCCESS STORY]

Fertility Tips for Women Over 35 [REAL SUCCESS STORY]

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Dr. Marc Sklar:

Hopefully you love a real case study like this one. I love them and I know from all the feedback I’ve gotten from all of you that you do too, which is why I’m sharing this story about Bianca right now. So we’re going to be reviewing the real live case study and story of Bianca. She’s 37. She’s 21 weeks pregnant as of this share, this story. I thought that her story is so important because there are so many really great details about it, about perseverance, about hope, but about most of all, the right plan, which is what got her to the results that she achieved now that I know that all of you will find valuable, that you can relate to, and that you can also gain insight into to hopefully impact your fertility journey as well.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So Bianca is 37, like I mentioned previously, is 21 weeks pregnant. She has had multiple miscarriages, a fibroid, as well as some thyroid issues. We’re going to be listening to Bianca tell her story. Then I’m going to be commenting about what I have been thinking and my thoughts while I was guiding her and supporting her through this process as well. So you’re going to get her story. You’re going to get my feedback on what I was doing and why I was implementing some things. Hopefully, these will spark a new path for all of you on your fertility journey as well. So for all of you women who are 35 and older, this story is for you. So keep watching.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Okay. My name is Dr. Marc Sklar, also known as the fertility expert. Welcome to Fertility TV, your YouTube channel dedicated to helping you get pregnant. I’ve been helping couples for over 18 years through my online programs and coaching, as well as locally right here in San Diego through my clinics. If you’d like to have me and my team as your fertility coaches, then I want you to sit tight and stay all the way till the end, because I’m going to share with you how you can apply to have us as your coaches. As we go through this testimonial right now, I’m hoping to share with you some tips for all of you women in your thirties that you can start to implement right now. So let’s get started listening to Bianca share her story.

Bianca:

I was 37. I had one child that I had conceived without any issues, the first try so I was very blessed there. Then following that, when we decided we were ready to start for a second, I had a chemical pregnancy and then I had a miscarriage at six weeks and I was 37 at the time. It felt like I had already gone through a little and I didn’t want to go through more, or I wanted to try and do what I could to avoid going through further frustration and pain and all of that. I had fibroids in my uterus, but that wasn’t an issue for me to get pregnant with my first son. I had them beforehand.

Bianca:

So I don’t know if we… Marc would diagnose me more with like unexplained infertility or just recurrent miscarriages, because I had those two back-to-back kind of. But I had, aside from menstrual or fertility things, I was extremely tired all the time even though I was sleeping eight or more hours a night through the night. Just didn’t really have a lot of energy, and trying to lose weight, but not also losing weight, even though I was eating pretty good.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So right here, I want to comment a couple of things. Before she came to me, she had a chemical and then she had a miscarriage. Now, some OB-GYN and REIs might say that that’s not enough to be classified as recurrent pregnancy loss. In my mind, it was. Additionally, the qualifications or the definition of recurrent pregnancy loss has changed over the years and many people do not know that. So often, we are told that we need to have three consecutive losses to be classified as recurrent pregnancy loss to also trigger some additional testing. That definition has changed to two consecutive losses. I would classify her chemical pregnancy as that as well. So she’s definitely not unexplained. I would classify her as recurrent pregnancy loss, and then in addition, she was just listing off a few symptoms that she was experiencing and this is also what triggered me to look deeper into her thyroid, which she’s about to share with you I think in just one second.

Bianca:

I kind of chalked it up to like, “Oh, moms are always tired,” because that’s what you hear. But I know that that was wrong and there was definitely some sort of imbalances and whatever going on within me. So we did some more testing, some blood work and we did some hormonal testing, which was really interesting too. We kind of discovered that I probably have a sluggish, he called it sluggish thyroid. So not really hypothyroidism, but I think he said subclinical hypothyroidism, which the normal tests… My gynecologist had tested it and it was within normal ranges.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So let’s talk about a couple of things here. She mentioned she was feeling those symptoms, right? Those symptoms, we all have to remember that our body is talking to us. It’s telling us what’s wrong and we need to pay attention. Sometimes, even though we’re feeling like something’s off and you might run some lab work, it might come back just fine, doesn’t mean that the lab work is accurate. I want all of you to trust your intuition and listen to what your body’s telling you because often that’s more accurate. In her case, her thyroid was off, and yes, subclinically, meaning that it’s elevated, it’s higher than I would like, but it’s not so high that it’s outside the normal clinical reference ranges, yet it’s too high for fertility, okay?

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So we want to lower that. So that’s called subclinical hypothyroidism and that’s where she was joking about having a sluggish thyroid, because that’s what it was. It’s not working optimally. So in that, when you go see your OB-GYN, they might not think that’s an issue. For fertility, it is. We want to see that for sure below 2.5, and I prefer between one and two, and so that was one of the bigger things that we wanted to address with her was regulating her thyroid and bringing it back down to normal range.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

One other thing that I do want to mention about this and thyroid issues, is that it’s very common to see a sluggish thyroid or hypothyroid or subclinical hypothyroid after a pregnancy postpartum. Our body’s responding and adjusting to all the hormones. Also adjusting now to being a mom and having a little one running around. So sometimes, our endocrine system can’t function optimally and get to where it needs to be and this is something that I often see for secondary fertility issues, and this was the case for Bianca.

Bianca:

But not necessarily within the range that Marc likes to see it. So that really helps to explain the energy and why I wasn’t losing weight, I think specifically, not that I was overweight, but for somebody working out, doing some sort of activity and not seeing the scale is also frustrating. So we worked on my thyroid and some of my hormones as well, did some diet changes. I had followed Marc also for probably five months or so before I actually reached out. I think a lot of people are probably hesitant. Somehow, I think some doctor I follow, a naturopath tagged him in a post and I said, “Oh, that’s interesting given my situation.” I started following him because I’m more interested in natural health. So I followed him because it’s hard. You’re meeting somebody on Instagram. Is it real or is it a scam? How do I know? If you’re just going to invest money in this and your body and trust in somebody, I wanted to hopefully have the right person.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

I hear this all the time, right? I found you on Instagram or YouTube and I’ve been following you and it’s so nice to actually be speaking to you personally. I want to let you all know, I’m a real person. I work with real couples and real women to help you get pregnant. Bianca is an example of that. She waited a little bit because she was just trying to see, one, was I going to be able to help her, but two was this the right fit for her, right? What she wanted. So I want you all to know that I can support you, my team and I can support you if that’s what you’re looking for and if it’s the right fit, okay? That’s where we’re going to invite you at the end of the video to apply, to see if we’re the right fit and to see if we can support you on your journey.

Bianca:

So I followed Marc for a long time because of that. I wish I would’ve reached out earlier, but before, just even following him, he had a lot of great content, but also because of my situation, I didn’t know, it was a little bit of guesswork like, “Well, am I recurrent? Is it fibroids? Do I have estrogen dominance? What is it that I have?” Something that I always thought I had was estrogen dominance. But given the tests, it actually showed that my estrogen was kind of okay, but it was something else that was going on. So that was really nice to kind of, and also eyeopening. You kind of tell yourself these truths, but it’s not necessarily a truth.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So this is an important piece, right? She knew something was off hormonally. In her mind, she thought it was estrogen. Partly, I believe many of you also believe it’s estrogen because you read so much about this. You hear so much information about estrogen being off or imbalanced or dominant or whatever it might be. The reality is, is unless we do the right testing, unless we discover the right information through the right labs and tests, we’re really not going to know what hormonally is off for you. We were able to figure that out for Bianca, part of it, because thyroid is a hormone, was her thyroid, but she had other hormonal issues that needed to be supported simultaneously

Dr. Marc Sklar:

It’s not always about estrogen. I want you all to understand that. That’s obviously an important piece, but we need to get clarity on what it is for you. Part of this is no longer guessing and trying to figure out what it is versus really knowing what it is, okay? I think that’s a key piece for all of us is getting the right information based on the right tests and so we can stop guessing about what we need and what’s wrong.

Bianca:

So once we started, once he gave me a plan, it was a lot easier in the sense that I didn’t have to worry about if I was doing the right thing anymore, even though you still kind of questioning, you’re like, “Oh, I have to do this? is this really going to work?” But it was nice knowing, having the confidence that he’s helped so many women and just have the confidence from him and that I didn’t have to worry about that because I think stress is also a big factor.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So this took the guesswork out of it for her and can also take the guesswork out it for you, right? She was wondering, “What do I do?” and she was watching videos and watching online and reading things, but she was not putting it together the right way because she didn’t have the right information. Now, she could leave that burden. She could take that burden off of her shoulders, put that on to me and my team. We will able to create a plan for her and then she was able to just follow it. Although, she had to learn to trust the process because of what we were asking her to do. But in the end, she was able to trust in the process and really just let go of that and that relieved, as she said, a lot of the stress.

Bianca:

It was really easy for me in that sense. For me, my plan was diet. Nothing totally drastic kind of on the path that I already was, but with some tweaks and a little more strict with adhering to that.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

This is key when it comes to diet, by the way. She said it wasn’t too much of a big change for her because she was already eating well. But sometimes we get a little bit complacent or lazy and we just want something different. So I was there to hold her accountable, right? So she had to be more strict with herself and her diet to follow my recommendations. Those are also the places where we were able to support her and could possibly help support you, is that even though your diet might be good, there might be some things that might not be good for you or you might just need a little bit more accountability to hold you to higher standards so that you don’t cheat as frequently as you might have been doing.

Bianca:

The supplements and exercise and stress, and so stress management, which was interesting and I really liked some of the stuff that he incorporated. Then I did the three month plan, and once we got the green light to go ahead trying, I decided to do a few more months followup with him because I was hopeful to get pregnant and I wanted the extra support for the first trimester, because that’s where I had had difficulty before in the first trimester holding that pregnancy. We are pregnant. I’m 21 weeks already.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So as she just shared, she’s 21 weeks as of the time of we recorded this and now it’s probably she’s a bit further along than that. She needed about four and a half months or so to get pregnant. Maybe, it was five months to get pregnant from beginning to end. Those first three months were really laying the foundation. So one of the things that I asked her to do during that time, because of the work that we needed to do was actually not try. I don’t often like asking all of you to do that, but sometimes it is necessary. In her case, it was. Then once we gave her the green light to go ahead, we knew we had confidence that she can get there because now we’ve set the foundation, we were able to figure out what was going on and guide her through that initial phase of things.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Then it was really key to be able to support her the first trimester, because she had a lot of questions, and we wanted to make sure that she wasn’t going to miscarry again, right? So these are the sorts of things that were really key in her case is really guiding her appropriately, knowing what supplements and plant to put her on, but also knowing when to modify that, when to change that once she got pregnant and then through that first trimester.

Bianca:

So we got the green light, and that first month of trying, we were able to conceive. So Marc provided me support throughout the first trimester, tell me what supplements to slowly start weaning off of and what to increase and whatever. So it’s just been good to have that extra support.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So she needed that extra support and she got what she needed, but more importantly, more importantly than anything, she followed through with the process. She committed to the plan. She committed to my suggestions. She was actively involved and engaged in the process to achieve the results that she wanted to do. So it’s not enough to reach out to us. It’s not enough to have us evaluate your case, and it’s not enough for us to write your plan. You have to follow it as well and she was able to do that. It was that whole combination of everything that really got her the results that she was looking for and that we were looking for.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Additionally, the other key component to getting her the results was finding the right information, was understanding that her thyroid was a key part of this problem that needed to be addressed now, even though it wasn’t an issue before. It was also understanding that there were some key hormones that needed to be supported, that will have never been looked at, and that we needed to take a different approach when supporting her pregnancy once she was pregnant to help make sure her immune system was functioning well and that implantation was not only going to happen, but it was going to maintain throughout the first trimester.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So these were some key pieces that we addressed through diet, through lifestyle, through stress management, which was a big one for her, and through supplementation. These are all variables that can influence all of our fertility journeys, including all of you watching, but you have to have the right plan that is customized to your needs, not Bianca’s or anybody else’s, so that you can get the results that you’re looking for. The truth is, is that you might need a little bit of help on your fertility journey. Maybe you’ve been actively engaged in your dietary plan or looking at taking some additional supplements, but things haven’t been working. Maybe it’s time for a new perspective, a fresh perspective, and a fresh take on what you need based on real information, real tests and real answers.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

If that is something that you desire and want, then I want to let you know that my waiting list is now open and you can apply to work with me and my team by using the link in the description below to apply. If you’re not ready to start working with me and you want to keep being proactive on your end to make changes on your own to get results, then that’s totally fine. I want to leave you with a couple of videos right here that might help you along the way to achieving those results. But just as a reminder, if you are ready to work with me and my team as your fertility coaches, then I encourage you to apply for a discovery call to see if we’re the right fit and you can do that with the link below in the description.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Hopefully you found this video useful. If you did, give me a thumbs up. I always, always, always love hearing from all of you. So comment, tell me, does Bianca story resonate with you? What was the one thing that you learned in her story that you found valuable that maybe you can start to incorporate in your fertility journey? If you’re not already a subscriber to my YouTube channel, you need to subscribe. So hit that bell to subscribe and get notified when I put out a new video for all of you. All right, everyone. So hopefully you found this video useful and helpful on your fertility journey. Until the next video, please stay fertile.

 

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