Is secondary infertility affecting you? Over 3 million couples in the U.S. alone are faced with the devastating diagnosis of secondary infertility. Wendy Cooper shares how she triumphed over secondary infertility and how you can too! When Wendy and her husband made the decision to have a second child they found it wasn’t happening as easy as the first time around. Wendy went to get evaluated by an IVF doctor and was told that she would not be a good candidate for IVF and not only that but her hormone levels were that of a perimenopausal woman! Donor eggs were recommended as the only option.
Many of us may have taken the specialist at his word assuming our chances of natural conception were improbable but not Wendy. She was not interested in the donor egg option and believed in her heart that her body was simply needing the right kind of nurturing to get it into a state where it could support a new life. A book by Deepak Chopra gave her the encouragement she needed. He wrote that the cells in the body regenerate every 7 years and with that was the impetus to do what she could to help her body regenerate and hence support her body to biologically “age in reverse”. She read everything out there and came across a Naturopath and Fertility Specialist that supported her beliefs, Dr. Iva Keene. Iva spoke about the 4 month maturation period where a cell matures into an egg and how to support the body and therefore the egg during that period as well as the partner’s sperm. Wendy worked with Iva and gave her body the nurturing it wanted and needed. The end result, after 4 months she was pregnant and at 45 gave birth to a gorgeous, vibrantly healthy baby boy. During her pregnancy the doctors told her her labs looked like someone in their 20’s!
About Episode Guest
Wendolyn (Wendy) Cooper is a certified personal trainer and the founder of www.preparedforpregnancy.com. After overcoming fertility issues through nutrition and supplements Cooper went onto have exceptional pregnancies, two home births and healthy babies at age 40 and 45. She believes that we can prepare for pregnancy with the same kind of focus that a person would train for a marathon or plan a wedding and in turn have a much smoother pregnancy and healthier baby.
Cooper has worked in film production and managed operations for several years for an Oscar award winning actor as well as worked on locations, in real estate and for the last ten years as a personal trainer. She has studied nutrition, hormone regulation and strength training for the last 25 years.