- Ashlesha Raghubir defied fertility experts as she became the 1st South African to conceive even though she was diagnosed with premature menopause
- Raghubir struggled to conceive for 9 years but their fortunes changed when they met Dr Sagie Naidu
- Naidu conducted a new reproductive procedure and the breakthrough will bring hope to other women suffering from premature ovarian failure
Ashlesha Raghubir struggled with infertility for nine long years, but may now be the beacon of hope that other women may look to.
The 35-year-old woman and her husband, Arun, previously consulted with three different gynaecologists and a fertility doctor, but to no avail.
Ashlesha said, “I was told I was not ovulating properly and that my only options were to either get an egg donor or adopt. This was devastating to me.”
However, their luck was about to change when they were referred to Dr Sagie Naidu.
Naidu, the clinical director of the Durban Fertility Clinic, conducted a few tests and diagnosed her with premature menopause.
As a result of the condition, she suffered from an absence of menstruation and hot flushes.
IOL reported that Naidu used a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection to restart her ovaries, which is a relatively new procedure.
Incredibly, Ashlesha conceived within three months and both she and Arun cried tears of joy when they heard the news.
Briefly.co.za understands that Ashlesha delivered her baby boy, Ayush, on 30 April.
Naidu hailed the success as a medical breakthrough for women suffering from premature ovarian failure.
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