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Jess & Stuart’s Story

Hi I’m Jess, and I’m 40. I got sterilised in 1998 following the birth of my fourth child. Following relationship breakdown with my children’s’ father and to cut a long story short, I later met Stuart who became my husband. He didn’t have any children of his own and he helped raise mine; he was a fabulous step dad.

We had been together for 11 years and I had always longed to give him a child of his own. Conscious of my advancing age I started to look into the possibility of fertility treatments and reversal of sterilisation. Following various disappointing consultations with surgeons who could not meet my needs, I came across Mr Nardo who was one of very few laparoscopic surgeons in the UK that specialised in fertility and microsurgical tubal work.

At the consultation Mr Nardo took an in depth obstetric history and blood tests, and advised me of my options. I had a low ovarian reserve of 2.7; this put me in the very low fertility bracket. I was devastated after receiving these results as I felt my fertility was coming to an end. However Mr Nardo reassured me that it only took one egg to conceive. He described my egg reserve as a jar of beans and told me that when I was in my 20’s this jar would have been full, and now it was a quarter full but not empty. Mr Nardo advised me that reversal of sterilisation was my best chance of conceiving as I could try every month. He performed my reversal of sterilisation in October 2011, the procedure was done laprascopically and following it, he gave me immediate feedback of my chances of conceiving. He also advised me of lifestyle issues I needed to address that would help improve my fertility and he referred me to Celia his nutritionist. After 13 months of trying to conceive and after losing 2 stone in weight by following Celia’s nutrition plan I fell pregnant.

I had my beautiful baby girl on July 4th 2013. She was delivered by caesarean section and she weighed 6lb 12 oz. Stuart and I are so grateful to Mr Nardo as without him and his expertise we wouldn’t have our baby girl. Mr Nardo and his team were always very attentive and friendly and honest. I am extremely happy with the service they provided me.

Jess & Stuart's Story

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