Fertility Retreat Success Story Platinum Healing Retreats West Sussex
Inspiring Fertility Retreat Success Story
with Platinum Healing
Being able to hold a baby in her arms was something Tina Smith could have only dreamt of back in 2014. But today, she is a proud mother to a beautiful baby girl and says it is all thanks to Platinum Healing’s world-renowned Fertility Retreat with a juice cleanse.
After 15 years of using the combined pill, Tina came off the pill in 2013 with a view to preparing her body for conception only to suffer post pill amenorrhoea which persisted for nearly a year; periods ceased, acne spread across the face, back and shoulders, and her mood became increasingly somber with depression taking hold causing weight loss and relationship issues. Out of desperation, she went back on the pill. By mid-2014 she decided to try again. Irregular periods resumed but after months of failed attempts to conceive, a visit to an obstetrician in early 2015 seemed the obvious route.
Blood Tests and a rather painful HSC examination discovered Tina had a blocked left fallopian tube and ‘low’ ovarian reserves aged just 32. While her progesterone levels did indicate ovulation, she felt sure her hormones were out of balance. Tina was advised to begin a course of medication commonly used to treat unexplained infertility and promote ovulation on the standard “day 14”. Unfortunately, like many other synthetic drugs, the medication can trigger an array of adverse side effects in many women including; lengthening the menstrual cycle, reduced fertility in women over 40, hot flushes, visual disturbances, ovarian cyst formation, nausea, thinning of the endometrial lining, reduction of cervical mucus which lowers fertility and abdominal discomfort. Psychological and emotional side effects have also been reported. And with a success rate of between 1.3-4.1%*, Tina questioned whether using medication was worth it, worried that it would diminish her depleted reserves even quicker and further worsen her emotional wellbeing.
It was then she considered whether a Fertility Detox Retreat Programme with Platinum Healing could help resolve her hormone imbalance and recharge her emotional state of mind with a view to better managing her stress after what felt like a long ride on an emotional roller-coaster.
Although living abroad, Tina decided this was the route to take and, due back in the UK for a wedding in June 2015, she tied in the trip with a fertility retreat.
Feeling overwhelmed by everything prior to her retreat, Tina worked with a Platinum Healing specialist over the phone to tailor-make a package to suit her exact requirements. This was to include lymphatic and abdominal work to assist with the tube blockage, clinical hypnotherapy specifically designed for fertility, as well as nutritional therapy and herbal medicine with a medical herbalist. The team at Platinum Healing also recommended reflexology & acupuncture for rebalancing and one-to-one meditation to help with her rising stress levels.
Tina also learned how the retreat’s juice detox would help eliminate toxins to help alkalize and detox the whole body, which would also impact on the overall healing of the mind. That combined with a promise that the space and environment alone would help her de-stress. Daily sessions of yoga, meditation and pranayama would also be great for relaxation and give her the tools to take away with her post retreat.
Three months after her retreat, Tina contacted Platinum Healing with some fantastic news…
Tina’s email update following her fertility retreat
Tina said: “I think it’s safe to say that I’m one of your success stories. As of today, I’m officially 14 weeks and two days pregnant. I would have conceived in August so about two to three months after your fertility retreat package.“I really have to thank all of you because, whilst I knew I was very emotionally stressed, I didn’t
“I really have to thank all of you because, whilst I knew I was very emotionally stressed, I didn’t realise the true impact it was having on me physically. That combined with years of synthetic pills, antibiotics etc inside me…it really needed to be flushed out!! “I felt amazing when I left the retreat; energy levels soared, mood relaxed (with aid from some jetty yoga, and that good old white light healing therapy!).
“I felt amazing when I left the retreat; energy levels soared, mood relaxed (with aid from some jetty yoga, and that good old white light healing therapy!). “My libido increased from zero to one so all was coming together and my partner and I had a great holiday together.
“My libido increased from zero to one so all was coming together and my partner and I had a great holiday together in July and well, on that front, we are on track to a happy future together.
“We really didn’t expect what happened in August though. My periods were still irregular so it must have been fate that we got the timing right. I feel blessed that it happened naturally without any need for drug intervention as advised by the obstetrician. “We beat the system and you guys played a big part in that. Rachel (Platinum Healing’s herbalist and naturopath) even went to the effort to get herbal tincture sent to me by airmail so that I could receive it here in Ghana.
“We beat the system and you guys played a big part in that. Rachel (Platinum Healing’s herbalist and naturopath) even went to the effort to get herbal tincture sent to me by airmail so that I could receive it here in Ghana.
“First trimester was OK; no morning sickness at all but maybe that was due to adding ginger to my daily smoothies lol! I just had extreme fatigue and bowel discomfort!
“I was so relieved at 13-week scan to see baby developing well, heartbeat strong and little arms & legs moving! My partner is happy which is great but of course we are both terrified given the logistics of living in the bush.
“Anyway, I’ve attached a picture of the little jelly bean for you to see.
“Really miss the retreat and would definitely do another one in the future.”
A year on from Tina’s fertility retreat…
“One year on from the retreat I’m proud to present my beautiful baby girl Naomi who is thriving & in perfect health. I’m currently starting solids with Naomi and doing homemade food…apple & pear smoothies etc inspired by your juice program.
“I think about the retreat all the time especially as I hold my beautiful baby girl in my arms. I can’t thank you guys enough.”
Both Tina and Platinum Healing wanted to share this wonderful success story with others who may have been told that their chances of conceiving were slim.
You too can beat the system!
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Fertility Retreat Success Story Platinum Healing Retreats West Sussex – References;
* From: Guzick D, et al: Efficacy of treatment for unexplained infertility. Fertility and Sterility 1998; 70:207-213.) Clomid (medication suggested to Tina) data extracted from advanced fertility website.