A Final Word from Kirsty and Little Eliza
I am eternally grateful to Rozy for all the support she gave to me through my precious journey from the early stages of IVF to the miracle moment Eliza was born naturally with just gas and air as intervention.
At the age of 42 and just one month away from my 43rd birthday I fulfilled my dream of becoming a mummy after 7 years of trying and Eliza was my 6th IVF cycle.
I was just starting my IVF treatment when I contacted Rozy. She was just wonderful from the first moment I spoke to her. Her warmth and experience I knew was just the reassurance and support I needed and she made time for me to do a one to one just the week after having my embryo transfer.
On my previous cycle I had a roller coaster ride as I discovered through an immunity blood test that my killer blood levels were raised, this meant my immune system was being too efficient and rejecting any foreign bodies in my system. So I was put on steroids and had a drip every month for a period of time which had a liquid based fluid that meant my immune system would eat away at that rather than reject a pregnancy. I seemed to pass through a number of tests to say my pregnancy was going well. There were a few hints on the way that there may have been problems however it was not until my 21st week of pregnancy that I realised baby had a chromosome issue and it turned out to be Edward's syndrome so the baby was not going to be compatible to survive for long. I therefore had the tough journey of going through termination at 22 weeks which meant I experienced child birth.
The positive I took away was that I had stayed pregnant and my body had connected in beginning to understand what to do.
It was wonderful to begin to join other nervous mothers who individually had their worries and concerns and fears as their bodies were experiencing various aches and pains and challenges. It was reassuring to know all mummies go through mental and physical changes.
Every week the session would begin with sharing our feelings and findings from the week and Rozy was amazing as she was always a voice of reason and reassurance and her wealth of knowledge and experience was outstanding. Every week she knew how to guide us all and I never wanted to miss my session as I would come out feeling rested and rejuvenated ready to face the world and the next week and stage. I enjoyed being part of the sisterhood of pregnancy. Rozy always taught us to have our own voice and to follow our gut feelings and listen to our bodies which did not always need artificial treatments.
At 40 weeks I was booked in for induction and a sweep as I was under careful watch due to my age and history. However even at the point I had learnt from Rozy to listen to my body and not just opt for interventions.
(My husband) Michael was able to be Rozy's voice and I trusted him knowing he had listened to her advice and learnt so much knowledge from her.
I woke up the next morning just over joyed to be a mummy and be able to hold my beautiful miracle daughter and be with my wonderful husband.
I cannot thank Rozy enough for being such a major part of my special journey to motherhood. I feel so blessed and complete. I would do all over again if any chance.
I am so honoured and grateful to have met Rozy and learnt so much from her.
I would urge anybody wishing to have a baby to join Rozy at the earliest possible stage, even before conception to have the most blessed journey.
She is the goddess of Mother Nature and yoga! I owe so much to her passion and care and zest for life.
A big hug and thank you to wonderful Rozy for being there for me every step of the way.
Good luck to all the wonderful ladies dreaming of being a mummy.
Lots of love and thanks