SECONDARY INFERTILITY – Pregnant in 2 months following this plan

SECONDARY INFERTILITY – Pregnant in 2 months following this plan

SECONDARY INFERTILITY – Pregnant in 2 months following this plan

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Dr. Marc Sklar:

Secondary fertility issues are often overlooked. No matter if it’s your first, second or third, if you’ve been struggling, often there are things that you can do to make that process easier and, hopefully, faster.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Today, I’m going to be reviewing and sharing Noel’s case with you, because this is exactly what happened with her. And I think this story is going to ring true for many of you. She tried for eight years with her first, but then she was able to get pregnant naturally. And then for her second, she had to try for two years before she was able to get pregnant. She reached out to us for number three, because she knew that because of her history, it was going to take time. And she wanted to make that process easier and smoother. And she was tired of trying to create her own process, her own plan. She wanted guidance and she wanted a clear plan. And that’s exactly what she got. And that’s exactly what you’re going to hear if you keep listening.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

My name is Dr. Marc Sklar, also known as the fertility expert. And welcome to Fertility TV, your YouTube channel, dedicated to helping you get pregnant. I’ve been working with couples for over 18 years through my online coaching programs and right here in San Diego at my clinics. And I can help you too. Actually, my Hope Fertility Coaching Program is open for enrollment. So if you want to end the year strong or actually start the new year on the right foot, then I want to invite you to apply, to join my Hope Fertility Coaching Program, like hundreds of other couples have already done so that we can help you get pregnant. All you have to do is use the link in the description below.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

As you know, it’s not just me under the umbrella of the fertility expert team. I have a team of providers and assistants that help work with me to support all of you so we can reach more people and support more couples to get pregnant. And for Noel, she got to work with Lonika. And one of the beautiful things is that while doing that, she got me to support her as well because Lonika and I put our brains together to create Noel’s plan. So now, let’s dive a little bit deeper into Noel’s story, listen to what she had to share. And I want to tell you a little bit more about her case and what we did to support her.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Before I share Noel’s story, I do want to lay the foundation. Secondary fertility issues are very, very common, but there are some key areas, some key hormones, some key systems that can often be looked at first and foremost, because they’re the most common things to become disrupted after you’ve had a previous pregnancy. Number one on that list is thyroid issues. So just because you’ve had a healthy thyroid in the past, doesn’t mean that your thyroid is healthy now. Often what happens postpartum is that your thyroid can’t self-adjust. It can’t regulate like it used to. And then we start to develop what’s typically called hypothyroidism. So, that’s number one on the list of things that we need to rule out.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Number two is adrenal issues. Your stress response is governed by your adrenal glands. And I have to tell you, once you start to have children, your life is no longer the same. You’re not able to prioritize yourself the way you used to be. And stress is very different. You’ve got a little one running around that you’ve got to manage. You’ve got to make sure you take care of all of their needs on top of yourself and any other responsibilities you have around the house. And so stress can definitely climb. So the second major cause for secondary fertility issues are adrenal dysfunctions.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

And then number three is going to be a myriad of hormonal irregularities. Now this could really mean everything. I know I’m being a little bit vague when I say that, but it can be all sorts of things. After pregnancy, we can see all sorts of disruptions in our hormones, prolactin levels, estrogen levels, testosterone levels. Any one of those can become imbalanced, postpartum. And so we do need to take a comprehensive look at ourselves. We need to have a comprehensive hormone panel run, and we need to start to really address the things that we find.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Now, one of the good news when it comes to secondary fertility issues is that these things can often be treated. They can often be addressed and you should be able to get pregnant again. But we do need to find the root cause, which is what we were able to do for Noel. And that’s why I wanted to share her story because this is something we often see and it’s often not discussed. So now, let’s dive deeper.

Noelle:

My husband and I have been married for eight years and we struggled with infertility.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Actually, I should mention to all of you while you’re hearing her story, you do hear a lot of noise in the background. Okay. These are her little ones running around. So I apologize for some of the background noise, but it’s for joy, right, because she was able to get pregnant. She has these little ones running around and they are what’s causing all the noise. So let’s keep hearing.

Noelle:

We had tried in vitro two times, no success. And we saw lots of doctors. I got to a point, my husband and I just thought that we were like, we don’t know if it’ll ever happen for us. And we did actually, started the process for adoption. And then we got pregnant with our son. I tried to do quite a bit of research on my own.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So what she was just sharing was her first pregnancy. So she was able to get pregnant with her son and rightly so, they started looking at adoption because they had been so long with trying and they were not successful, including those IVF procedures that were unsuccessful.

Noelle:

I was learning things, but I felt like it just, I needed a clear direction. So even before I even was trying for my third, I knew, I thought in my mind, this process is not easy for me. I don’t want to struggle the way I have before. And so I knew, when the time comes, I want to reach out to someone immediately. I discovered Marc’s videos on YouTube, talking about working with them one on one. And so I thought, I’m going to just go for it because I knew, I knew I could go through this myself again and struggle through it or I could reach out for help. And I didn’t know what the outcome would be, but I was hoping that they would guide me.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So this is something we often hear, right? I could do it myself and struggle through it or I can reach out and get the proper guidance and for sure, make it easier, but hopefully also make it a faster process. And that is what she was able to do. But I wanted to shed some light on this specific point because I do think that’s important for all of us, whether you’re trying for the first time or trying for the third time, like Noel. If you’ve been having some difficulties, I encourage all of you to seek out the proper guidance and help. You can struggle through it and kind of muddy the waters a little bit and try to figure it out, but it’s going to be an easier process for you mentally, emotionally, physically, if you get the proper guidance in advance. And she recognized that because she did it on her own for two, and she wanted to make it smoother for number three, but you don’t have to wait till number three to make that process smoother for yourself.

Noelle:

The supplement she gave me really helped. I feel like it helped my body to become balanced. She gave me some great lifestyle tips just with reducing stress and nutrition.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So this is a piece that I wanted to shed a little bit more light on. So what we started to learn when we did the evaluation, the lab work and dove deeper into Noel’s case that there were a lot of hormonal issues going on. What we recognized first and foremost, and I mentioned this as point number two was that her adrenal glands were really compromised. They were working too hard. She was dealing with a lot of stress and she was having a hard time regulating that stress. So number one on the list of things that we needed to address was to help her regulate her adrenal glands a little bit easier. And she did mention lifestyle techniques and stress management techniques. And so we were also able to guide her with that.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Part of the plan that we created was to help her create some time and prioritize herself, create some time for her to help manage her stress and be able to manage certain aspects of her lifestyle. And part of that required her to put in a little bit of time with stress management techniques like meditation. So, that was part of her plan. Our plan isn’t just about supplements, although Noel did allude to the supplements to help regulate her hormones. And where that really came into play was with her thyroid. So during the lab work, we recognized or realized that she had some thyroid irregularities that needed to be supported. And I mentioned that as number one on the list of things that can occur postpartum after a pregnancy. And so that was the case.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

Her cycles were a little bit irregular now than they were before. And what we found by doing some hormone testing was that her prolactin levels were elevated and her testosterone levels were low. And so we needed to help support both of those two things. We needed to lower prolactin levels, which is the hormone that increases when you’re breastfeeding. It wasn’t regulating on its own after she was done breastfeeding and during the pregnancy. And we needed to increase her testosterone levels. We don’t need women to have high testosterone levels, but they can’t be low either, or shouldn’t be, they need to be in good health as well.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

And so those were some of the things that we incorporated into her plan as part of that supplement plan. So Noel alluded to the supplements. She alluded to the lifestyle and the stress management. That’s how we approached that because of the findings that we had based on the labs and the tests that we ran, so we were able to create a plan that was really direct and focused to what she needed.

Noelle:

And I took it to heart. I did it and I became pregnant very quickly. This little guy that’s laying down here by my feet, this is my little success story. He is the happiest, sweetest baby ever.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

So that’s so sweet that we’re able to see the little one, see the joy on her face when she talks about him. But I think one of the more amazing things for her was that Noel was able to get pregnant so quickly because she had a clear, focused plan that was created for her needs, right? In the past, it had taken her years to get pregnant, really long with her first and second. But with this one, it just took two months on the right plan to regulate those hormones, support her adrenal glands and give her the right plan to follow.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

And that is something that you all deserve as well and you all can get. No matter if you’ve been pregnant before or not, you all can get pregnant with the right plan, the right support and the right focus. So I encourage you to reach out for guidance and support sooner rather than later. Obviously, we’re here and you can use the link in the description below to apply, to join my program so that we can support you too.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

But in addition to that, I do want to share with all of you that I am having a free training so that we can help support you a little bit more. This free training is coming up in a couple of weeks and it’s designed to help you create your own plan at home. That might not be the end of the process for you, but it certainly should be at least the beginning of the process. So I want to invite you all to join me for that free training. That free training will not be here on YouTube or on any other social media outlet. You need to register to be able to get the link and join me for that free training so that we can help you create your own plan.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

If you want to register and join me for that free training, then I want to invite you to do so by using the link in the description below to register. It is a free training and best of all, I’m also going to do a live Q&A during that, to answer your questions, to help guide you a little bit more. I hope to see you there.

Dr. Marc Sklar:

I love sharing the stories of hope like Noel’s. I hope you did too. If you did, let me know in the comments below. Let me know if you valued this video. Also, let me know what you liked about the video. What was it that really stuck out to you about Noel’s story? There’s several things that I can think of, but I want to hear from all of you. So comment below and let me know.If you like this video, give me a thumbs up. If you’re not already a subscriber to my YouTube channel, you should be. So hit that bell to subscribe and get notified when I put out a new video. And until the next video, stay fertile.

 

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