POS­I­TIVE MINDS

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What started as an ex­cit­ing jour­ney – re­mov­ing my mirena and try­ing to con­ceive – quickly turned into a night­mare of un­cer­tainty and bad news. We fell preg­nant im­me­di­ately, but my uter­ine wall was too thin to sus­tain the preg­nancy. We im­me­di­ately tried again, but in vain. Even­tu­ally af­ter eight months

MY PART­NER TOLD ME I HAD ‘THAT GLOW”’, AND BOUGHT A HOME PREG­NANCY TEST FOR ME. IT CAME OUT POS­I­TIVE! WE WERE BOTH SO HAPPY!

of try­ing, we vis­ited a fertility clinic. Again nu­mer­ous tests were done, and the re­sults went from bad to worse. Sud­denly I had al­most no egg re­serve at the age of 35, and my hus­band had a low sperm count with mor­phol­ogy prob­lems as well. We were told the only way to con­ceive was through IVF treat­ment. We prayed and peo­ple prayed for us. We de­cided against all treat­ments, and left it up to fate. By God’s grace, six months later we con­ceived nat­u­rally, with­out any in­ter­ven­tion. It was our mir­a­cle baby! We’re now 12 weeks and go­ing strong, and ev­ery­thing is look­ing per­fect with our grow­ing baby. I just want to en­cour­age all strug­gling mourn­ing women out there, that it’s never too late. Some­times your prayers re­ally do get an­swered, so stay pos­i­tive! LIEZEL

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