Success Stories

Success Story: Callum Reece


Callum Reece

Name: Callum Reece

Date of Birth: 27/08/2009

Weight: 8lbs 4oz

Approximately 5 years ago at the age of 34, we decided to try for a family.  We waited and waited, people all aound us seemed to be getting pregnant, so we just thought it was a waiting game. After 2 years of trying we decided to seek medical advice and were referred to the local hospital for the usual tests, clomid etc.  I should have known by the way we saw different doctors each time, that didn't seem to ever give us the same results as the previous doctor, and the loss of our records many times, that this wasn't going to go very far.  Nevertheless, after a laporoscopy revealed nothing, we decided to approach a local fertility clinic.  They were very nice, but made it clear from the outset that they were there to 'make us a baby' and not find the cause of our infertility.  I suppose at the time we thought 'hey who cares as long as we have a beautiful, healthy baby at the end of it'. 

 

Two cycles of IVF resulted in pregnancy followed by miscarriages at 9 weeks in January 2008 and 7 weeks in June 2008.  We were heartbroken. To say I was falling into a depression was putting it mildly. Then came a lifeline - the fertility clinic wanted to undergo some 'unconventional' treatment. They believed that my immune system was too strong (!) and that I was fighting off the embyos.  They suggested steroids to kill off my immune system and to commence the treatment again.  We were willing to try anything at this point although reducing my immune system seemed a bit bizzare. We were saving hard as the third course of treatment would cost us £5000, and had planned it for January 2009. We had now started to talk surrogacy and adoption. In the meantime, a friend mentioned Foresight, she had undergone IVF but had used the foresight programme concurrently.  Was it the IVF that worked for her or the programme....?

 

Kev my husband wasn't too sure.  How could this all work? Surely the Medical profession are the only choice?? I managed to persuade him to undertake the hair sampling and regardless of the many results, you did find that his mercury levels were much too high (years of 10 tins of tuna a week!!!!). We decided to undertake the programme just to get our health in order, almost forgetting (as much as you can), the chance that this may actually help our fertility.  4 months later we sent our hair for re-analizing and couldn't believe the results were so much better! .......We found out that I was pregnant that month!  I still to this day cannot believe that putting our health in order could result in the most beautiful baby boy - Callum Reece was born 27th August 2009, weighing 8lb 4oz - by emeregency c - section, as he had tied himself to the cord - he didn't want to come out is what I like to think.

 

It just makes so much sense - healthy bodies give you the best chance of conceiving.  Why oh why don't the hospitals undertake these simple tests??  Thank God for Foresight - without you I know that I would never have had a baby - and how do I know that - because my health wouldn't have changed and I would never have known why...

 

We are now starting to think about a little brother or sister for Callum and will be making that all important call to foresight straight away.

 

I cannot even begin to thank you for what you have done for us. Callum is the best little boy in the whole world and its all been made possible thanks to you.

 

We are forever in your debt.

 

Tina and Kev Johnson


Success Story: Raphael Cole-Newton


Raphael Cole-Newton

Name: Raphael Cole-Newton

Date of Birth: 02/04/2009

Weight: 740g

Dear Nim

As requested, our story for your newsletter.

 

We turned to foresight in 2007 after 2 unexplained miscarriages and a long period of 'infertility'.  We saw a nutritionist who advised us on our food intolerances and diet.  Our hair analysis found I was low in all minerals and my husband was full of lead.  We followed the supplement plan and other recommendations to the letter, and completely gave up alcohol and caffeine, I even gave up sugar (and I'm an addict), amazing what you can achieve with a determined goal.. We decided even if it didnt work we would at least be healthier and it all made so much sense.

 

We were still advised to have further investigations into the miscarriages and so were referred to St Mary's in London for tests.  So convinced were we there was nothing wrong we just went to cover all angles.  We were sure Foresight was the way forward for us.  Unfortunately I was found to have 3 different blood clotting disorders and advised to take aspirin and heparin at the next pregnancy and told my chances of having a successful pregnancy without it were almost zero.  This could, (although we'll never know) have explained the miscarriages but not the infertility so we carried on with Foresight anyway.

 

It was well over a year before we were given the go ahead to try to conceive.  We conceived the first month of trying!  Unfortunately this pregnancy also ended in miscarriage - albeit two weeks later than before. My heparin was increased for next time as investigations revealed the fetus was healthy, it was me with the problem.  I hated taking the aspirin as Foresight don't agree with it, but when you so desperately want a baby and thats what you get told by the 'experts' you do it.

 

It was only 4 months later we conceived again, in Oct 2008 and again on the first month of trying (obviously Foresight).  This time I also used a homeopath and we had Roy Riggs do a house check and puchased an earthing mat, so we had covered every angle in Foresight.  This pregnancy carried on... but only to 24 weeks gestation as I was unfortunately plagued with problems and eventually went into premature labour.  However we were blessed with a little boy - Raphael (Rafe) - who weighed only 740g and did have to spend six months in intensive care but after being told many times he was going to die, and unfortunately has cerebral palsy due to a brain bleed early after birth, is here, healthy and happy .

 

I was actually found to have an additional problem to blood clotting - 2 uteruses with only a 50/50 chance of carrying a pregnancy to term.  So against all the odds I managed the almost impossible .

 

We'll never know whether Foresight helped the fourth pregnancy go further, all we know is it definitely helped us conceive and there were other observations made:-

 

1.  When he was in hospital the doctors commented on how well developed he was for his gestation - they'd never seen a baby of that age in such good condition.

Nurses commented on how alert 'nosy' he was as he got older.

 

2. He was the only baby of our 'group' to go home off oxygen even compared to babies born much later in gestation.  Incidentally I did have a natural birth, not caesarean, which has been said to help the lungs, but we also refused all vaccinations - they would have done them at 8 weeks - he wouldn't have even been out the womb yet!

 

3. Most babies in our 'group' were in and out of hospital all Winter, not Raphael, and he only caught one cold - from us on coming home.

 

4.  We were strongly advised for him to have the swine flu jab - we refused.  babies that did had constant problems with their lungs afterwards, and are still having problems now.

 

5.  We constantly get told what a happy, contented and alert baby Rafe is.  Even the medical profession are surprised how healthy, responsive and alert he is.

 

6.  A nurse friend recently commented on how she could always recognise a baby born prematurely but didn't believe Rafe was when looking at a photo.

 

7.  I was one of the few mothers able to keep producing breastmilk without medical assistance and this was by mechanical means as Rafe was tube fed for 5 months as too weak to breast feed.  I am still breastfeeding now after over a year and am still on the Foresight programme which I believe is helping him tremendously- and has helped me to get through a very traumatic time.

 

8. At his brain MRI at term, even though one side of his brain had a cyst (empty space) from the bleed, the rest of the brain cells including the nerves surrounding the cyst had myelinated perfectly.  It was said it is rare to see such perfect formation in that scenario.

 

All I can say is if I had to have a baby early thank heavens I was on Foresight - I truly believe if it hadn't been for that Raphael wouldn't be here now.  Even though he has cerebral palsy and is delayed in development we achieved our dream against all the odds, and now have a gorgeous, happy and content little boy which considering the traumatic start he had is extraordinary.  Incidentally I was 39 when I conceived Rafe and haven't given up hope of a sibling for him.

 

Thank you so much Foresight for all your help and advice

Eloise and David Cole-Newton

 

P.S.  If anyone is interested in removing nasty nitrates from their tap water, (and many other nasties) there is a filter made by 'Pozzani'  which does the job.  Incidently most ordinary jug filters dont remove nitrates.  The filter is No 10, fits under your sink and has a separate feeder tap for the filtered water.  The system can be fitted in as little as 30 mins, costs approx £100 and the resulting water is unbelievably clear.  The filters last 6 months and the cost of replacements works out similar to a jug filter.

 

 


Success Story: Séadhna (Shay-na) Cantillon


Séadhna (Shay-na) Cantillon

Name: Séadhna (Shay-na) Cantillon

Date of Birth: 22/10/2010

Weight: 3.30 Kg

 

My wife Fionnuala Ní Chonaire and I, wish to express our gratitude and thanks for your encouragement with our new “Foresight Baby” boy. He was born at 20:44 on the 22/10/2010 weighing in at 3.30KG, being 53cm long and having a head circumference of 35cm. Smiley, healthy and deliciously cuddlicious as well as being relaxed and very content.

 

We have named him Séadhna (SHAY-na), which is an ancient Gaelic name over 3000 years old and very rare even here in the west of Ireland. It means someone who likes to travel and adventure. Two Irish High Kings were called Séadhna in pre Christian times. I have travelled and adventured to over 36 countries to date and have lived in four other countries with great experiences enjoyed so I hope to pass the baton on to him some day, but not just yet!

 

Thanks again to Nim, Andrea and to all at Foresight. We are continuing with your programme and have recommended it to friends who are currently trying for babies but who have unfortunately not had any successes to date.

 

We attach some photos of Séadhna for you to enjoy too. “Oh he’s so cute”!!!

 

Thanks again and smiles all round.

 

 Colm Cantillon and Fionnuala Ní Chonaire

 


Success Story: Esther, Rebecca and Hannah


Esther, Rebecca and Hannah

Name: Esther, Rebecca and Hannah

Date of Birth: 01/01/2012

Weight: varied

Hello to everyone at Foresight,


I joined your programme in June 2005. I had been trying for children for 4 years to no avail, when I finally I fell pregnant only to miscarry. I was devastated. Then my husband read an article about you in the Daily Mail Health section and we decided we had nothing to lose and everything to gain. We followed your advice to change to an organic diet as best as possible, I changed my toiletries to chemical free products so I was not putting anything on my body that would act as endocrine (hormone disrupters), my husband stopped carrying his mobile phone in his pocket, and after having a hair analysis done I started taking your supplements.


I am so pleased to share our success story, that 6 months after starting the programme I conceived our daughter Esther in December 2005. She was born on 6th September weighing 6lb 11oz. I did not want to take contraceptive as I wondered I would not be able to conceive again if I let the fertile window pass. I carried on taking your supplements and conceived again when Esther was 9 months old. I gave birth to our 2nd daughter Rebecca in March 2008, weighing 8lb 14oz!  Realising I loved motherhood and wanted 4 children, I continued on your supplements and fell pregnant again when Rebecca was 10 months old. I gave birth to our 3rd daughter Hannah in October 2008 weighing 8lb 3oz, and then conceived again when Hannah was 10 months old. I am 7 months into this pregnancy now and to our surprise and joy we found out at the scan that we are having a boy this time. I will let you know his weight. He is due to be born at the end of May. 


I marvel at how I will have gone from being barren for 5 years to being the mother of 4 in less than 5 years! I am truly filled with joy and thank you for all your work. We prayed and prayed for children and you were an answered prayer to us. I tell everyone about you and encourage anyone reading this not to procrastinate but to follow your advice wholeheartedly. God bless you all.


Carolyn Akinyemi. 



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"We came across Foresight as we decided to try for our first child (we had previously had a miscarriage). We understood it as a different approach to healthy living and have kept on, despite not planning any more children, a lot of your principles and advice in our daily routine. We get our fresh produce (fruit, veg, dairy, eggs, meat) delivered from local organic farms and have not found our bills going up, as we stick to what we get! I threw aluminium cookware out and replaced it for glass or stainless steel and cut out artificially composed foods. We also did hair analysis and have been filtering our water for almost 4 years now (we have now invested in an osmosis filter) as our heavy metals were quite high.

We got pregnant immediately on both occasions and my pregnancies and births were both very straight forward (one water birth, one natural) and we now have two bright and healthy sparks challenging our existence (you didn't warn us about that!!)

I thank you for the encouragement on breastfeeding as I have a predisposition to hayfever and it seems that, so far, my children haven't got any! This, in my mind, is due to their healthy start in life thanks to your leadership and inspiration."

Eli & Duncan
Foresight Parents