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To help you have a baby using proven IVF success tips.

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Whether you’re considering IVF or another assisted reproduction technique, we’re here for you.

Using our 23 years' experience studying natural remedies we've spent over 5 years and thousands of hours specifically researching tips for IVF success that can improve IVF success rates dramatically.

All because of our personal experience with IVF.

These are not “old wives’ tales” or “perfect cures” that have gone viral on social media. They are tips backed by scientific studies carried out by the medical profession that can transform your chances of success.

And here’s the thing, you’ll learn tips that many fertility doctors don’t know.

We will show you how to increase your chances of having a baby by:

and much more. All backed by scientific studies.

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Our story (the short version)

We have two beautiful daughters.

Our little girls are the lights of our lives and bring joy every day. They should not be here, at least not according to the medical profession.

The reason is that my wife had leukaemia, not once but twice, and the only treatment options available were intensive chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, each of which can have serious side effects.

A bone marrow transplant carries almost certain infertility.

To cut a (very) long story short after she relapsed we underwent some partial IVF cycles in between chemotherapy treatments and managed to produce 8 embryos that were frozen for future use.

5 years on from her bone marrow transplant my wife was cured and we decided it was time to use the embryos and start a family.

The transplant had indeed rendered my wife infertile so we knew that we had limited chances of success.

We had 8 embryos and would not be able to produce any more. If these did not work we would not have our own family.

Because of this we resolved to do everything in our power to give ourselves the best chance of succeeding.

But, in a way we were lucky.

We have medical backgrounds (our family runs a clinic in Switzerland) and have spent 23 years studying natural remedies so we had a head start in knowing where to look and what to look for.

Even then, we spent thousands of hours researching to find proven IVF tips for success. It was critical to us that anything we did was backed by scientific evidence that demonstrated it would improve IVF success rates.

We weren't interested in anything that was not proven to work by medical studies. We left no stone unturned.

Our approach was inspired by an Olympic coach whose philosophy is:

“whilst it is often difficult to find a few things that will make a big difference it is very possible to find many things that individually make a small difference but collectively add up to a big difference”

Not only did we find many things that had been shown to increase IVF success, we found a lot of things science has proven can make a big difference on their own.

We implemented these steps and spent several months preparing to have a single embryo transferred. Against all the odds we succeeded at our first attempt and had a beautiful baby girl in September 2015.

The plan had worked the first time so we followed the same steps when we tried for a second child. To our delight it worked again.

My wife and I are both very private people. We are not particularly comfortable talking about these things in public and we spent a lot of time discussing whether we should do it.

After much agonising we decided to tell our story in the hope that it can provide inspiration to others who may be experiencing difficulties in having children. It shows what is possible from even the darkest of situations.

I wish you well.

Our story (the long version)

The “Big C”

My wife was first diagnosed with leukaemia on 1st April 2005, April Fools’ Day.

Unfortunately, it was not a joke. I can remember very clearly the consultant coming into her hospital room with a nurse and the first thing the nurse did was to close the blind on the window facing into the corridor.

“That can’t be a good sign” I thought.

Then, BANG, the consultant came out with it:

“you have a type of blood cancer called leukaemia”

She was 28 at the time and we had been together for 6 years. We had no imminent plans to start a family but it was something we both wanted so when the consultant listed infertility as a side effect of treatment we were devastated.

Any ounce of optimism we had following the diagnosis disappeared.

My wife was in a bad state and we needed to commence treatment immediately to give her a chance of survival.

She ended up having a total of 5 cycles of chemotherapy, each of which involved her being locked in a hospital room for 4-6 weeks at a time. The drugs destroyed her immune system each time so any infection, even a common cold, could have been fatal. 

Remission and relapse

Thankfully she went into remission and remained that way for nearly 3 years.

For the type of leukaemia she had the 2 year point is critical. If patients are going to relapse it is almost always before the 2 year mark. It is fair to say that we thought she was cured after this point and we let our guard down.

Unfortunately, she relapsed close to the 3 year point and the news hit like a sledgehammer.

Bone marrow transplant

The only other treatment option available to her was a bone marrow transplant but my wife is of mixed race so finding a tissue match had proved to be impossible.

Siblings are often the most likely match for leukaemia patients but my wife was an only child.

Fortunately, it was now 2008 and medical science had advanced a lot since she was first diagnosed. Stem cell bone marrow treatments, using stem cells from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby, were now available.

For various reasons the tissue match for a stem cell transplant does not have to be as precise as the match for a normal transplant.

After a worldwide search a tissue match was found with a baby in Singapore. 

Certain infertility

As you can imagine when we received the news we were overjoyed. My wife now had a chance at survival.

This joy was quickly tempered when the consultant told us that it was likely that my wife would already be infertile as a result of her first round of treatment and that, even if that was not the case, the drugs given to prepare patients for a bone marrow transplant resulted in near 100% infertility.

In the period since her initial diagnosis my wife and I had married and our thoughts were turning to starting a family.

There were no immediate plans but it was definitely in our minds.

You can imagine how we felt after hearing this.

The only chance of a cure would destroy our ability to have children.

After being floored again we picked ourselves up and decided, against the advice of the consultant, to meet a fertility specialist to see if there was anything that could be done to preserve our ability to have our own family.

The chance of a family

The specialist urged caution because of her previous treatment and its potential impact but did suggest that it may be possible to go through an IVF cycle to produce embryos for later use.

However, to do so would take time and her consultant wanted her to start another cycle of chemotherapy immediately.

We talked it through and after lots of agonising decided that it was worth a shot. It was the most difficult decision we have ever had to make but we are glad we made it because the cycle turned out to be a success with 4 embryos being collected and frozen.

Now just the small matter of beating leukaemia!

After 3 further cycles of chemotherapy, in between which we underwent another partial IVF cycle and produced another 4 embryos, my wife had the transplant.

It was Frankenstein stuff but it worked and slowly but surely her new immune system grew and became stronger and she was released from hospital a few days before Christmas 2008.

Road to recovery

The road to recovery was a long and often difficult process.

The drugs given to prepare for the transplant were so damaging that my wife was looked after by the End of Life Care team.

Fortunately, things worked out as planned.

On her release from hospital we then returned for weekly blood tests to see if the leukaemia had returned.

Sitting in a waiting room full of leukaemia patients awaiting the results of their blood tests was not a pleasant experience and I was only an bystander. I cannot begin to imagine what it was like for my wife.

Slowly but surely her new immune system from the transplant took root and her blood counts returned to normal levels. In parallel with this the hospital visits became less frequent.

As I write this it is over 11 years since the transplant and we are down to annual check-ups. Through the miracle of modern medicine and a steely determination to succeed my wife is cured.

The next (baby) step

With the first piece of the jigsaw in place we then began the process of using the embryos we had stored at the time.

The treatment leading up to the bone marrow transplant had indeed rendered my wife infertile and whilst we had 8 embryos, it was a finite amount.

We were not going to able to produce any more.

If we were not successful with these embryos then that was it as far as having our own children was concerned.

Given what we had been through we were hugely thankful for having the opportunity but we knew that we had to approach things carefully.

This was underlined when we met with the fertility specialist that had treated us previously.

He was keen that we “managed our expectations” because whilst the embryos were of sufficient quality they were very early stage and it was impossible to say how my wife’s previous treatment had affected them.

She was also in her late thirties by this point so time was not on our side.

The "why"?

Why am I telling you all this? What relevance does it have to preparing for IVF treatment?

The reason I have described our past is to show what is possible from even the darkest situations.

We realised that we had a limited number of chances to have our own children so we did everything in our power to give ourselves the best chance of succeeding with the embryos that we had.

We spent thousands of hours researching every aspect we could think of.

We reviewed thousands of scientific studies covering every possible area imaginable to find proven IVF success tips. We also consulted traditional medicine practitioners to understand how their philosophy and practices could assist.

Using our findings we put together a detailed plan to follow to get us into the best shape possible.

We had taken a similar approach to help cure my wife of leukaemia and I am pleased to say that it also worked with our IVF treatment.

We achieved pregnancy at the first attempt and our daughter was born in September 2015.

The plan had worked the first time so we followed the same steps when we tried for a second child. To our delight it worked again.

The joy that they have brought to our lives is immeasurable and it is this joy that is the inspiration for setting up this site.

I don’t know you and I don’t know your situation. You may be contemplating your first IVF cycle or you may have already tried and not succeeded.

What I do know is that the science shows that there area huge number of tips that can increase your chances of success. These are typically “non-medical” things that many fertility doctors are not aware of.

Through this site I will explain step-by-step everything that we did to achieve success.

I hope it will help you.

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