I saw Yvonne when I was 5 months pregnant after I had just found out I had a fibroid next to my cervix as well as gestational diabetes. Yvonne was very knowledgeable and very helpful. It was my first pregnancy. I was concerned as I was 39 years old and have a history of endometriosis. Yvonne prescribed quite a few different teas and some tablets to support my uterus. Even though I had been told by the hospital I may need to have a c section I was able to naturally birth my baby boy.
After several years of trying, a failed round of IVF and a natural pregnancy that wasn’t successful past 7 weeks, my husband and I started working with Yvonne in May 2016. We had worked previously with a Naturopath in Auckland however we had to travel far to see them and they were not easily contactable or reliable. That was one of the things that first drew us to Yvonne was the fact that she was so accessible and I could text, call or Skype her whenever anything came up. We found Yvonne to be approachable and thorough. She tailored a program for us to follow to prepare ourselves for the next round of IVF due to commence in December 2016, but we were hoping we would not need to do it. August was supposed to be our ‘practice month’ however we were delighted when it turned out I was pregnant. I had a wee scare around 6 weeks, but I contacted Yvonne immediately and followed her suggestions and everything turned out o.k. Overall my pregnancy was really easy, Yvonne provided herbs and supplements that supported me throughout - helping to lessen my all day sickness, I had minimal swelling (and the wee bit of swelling I got was only because I had forgotten to drink my nettle tea one busy week) and other things that other pregnant women I knew suffered through. At 34 weeks I went into early labour, but as I found out afterwards, I was born with only half a uterus, one ovary, one fallopian tube and one kidney. So the baby basically ran out of room! So the fact we got pregnant at all is a miracle! After the birth Yvonne continued to support us and my breastfeeding. We love our little girl very much and are incredibly grateful for the part Yvonne played in us holding her in our arms.
We came to see Yvonne in 2014 because we wanted to ensure we were in the best health possible for a healthy pregnancy and baby. We were impressed by Yvonne's depth of knowledge. After following Yvonne's advice we quickly conceived and had a healthy pregnancy and now have an even healthier, happy and chubby 5 month old boy
Yvonne does treat people for non-fertility related problems, here is a recent testimonial given to us. "I came to see Yvonne in 2014 because the doctors could not help me and my symptoms were getting to the point where I could no longer function or go to work. I improved from the moment started taking the herbal medicine Yvonne gave me, and now I am pain free and without the other debilitating symptoms. I only need annual blood tests and I am so happy the treatment is magic. Thank you"
I was recommended to see Yvonne in early 2012 as we were having trouble conceiving our second child. Having previously lost one fallopian tube due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and then suffering a miscarriage our chances of conceiving were reduced. Yvonne was very approachable from the beginning and wonderful to deal with and I really loved her natural approach to fertility. When we became pregnant Yvonne continued to provide support throughout the entire pregnancy and the end result was our gorgeous baby boy. To anyone having any sort of fertility issues Yvonne’s knowledge and experience was invaluable for us and we definitely wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.
Many years ago they said I couldn't have children because of my endometroisis and subsequent ovarian cyst operation and scarring. After cleaning up my house from toxic cleaners, and taking the right herbs to balance my hormones out, within two months I was pregnant and I couldn't believe it. No more migraines either! It was wonderful charting it, because I could see the progress for myself. Since then I have sent my clients, friends and family to Yvonne. I have a healhy sweet six year old now, who is the light of my life. Thankyou Yvonne, NZ is lucky to have you.
I came to see Yvonne back in 2008, as I was having trouble conceiving and carrying my second child. After a couple of miscarriages I sought help from Lani Lopez who recommended Yvonne’s services, who she assured was the best Naturopath in NZ for treating fertility issues. After an initial phone consultation, my husband and I decided to travel from Auckland to Hamilton to meet with Yvonne. Yvonne treated both me and my husband, she gave us a fertility pack helping me to track my cycles; cleaned up our diet: no sugar, white flour and plenty of fresh food and brown rice; and tested our hair to find any vitamin and mineral deficiencies. There were plenty of deficiencies on my behalf and Yvonne treated and helped me with these. This took a little time, but was well worth the time and effort. Her treatment was insightful, helpful and successful. We are now the proud parents of two gorgeous boys and haven’t looked back. Though the dietary changes were at first difficult, I would wholeheartedly recommend persevering with them and thoroughly recommend Yvonne’s services.
My husband and I had been trying to conceive a child for several months, in the hopes of having a sibling for our daughter. It was only after speaking with a friend (who works as an osteopath) that we were recommended to contact Yvonne Gattung. Having wanted to use only natural methods for conception, we were very interested in Yvonne’s Natural Fertility Management Programme. Yvonne was very approachable and took a genuine interest in our physical, emotional and mental history. She worked with us on a holistic level and gave us recommendations on various supplements for preconception care. She also introduced us to the concept of synchronizing with my lunar cycle. Although we had intended on not trying to conceive for several months, we were thrilled to learn (only several weeks later) that we were pregnant with our second child.Yvonne continued to help us throughout the pregnancy with recommendations on supplements, and was always available to answer any questions that we had. The end result was our lovely daughter! We would be happy to recommend Yvonne’s services to anyone who is struggling with conception, and wanting a healthy and natural approach. Her knowledge and experience are invaluable, and she is truly passionate about what she does. Yvonne continues to offer help and advice to us, and we are fortunate to have her as a resource.
Our experience as a couple with Yvonne has been great. She's been very supportive and understanding of what one goes through whilst struggling to have a baby. We took Yvonne's prescribed course of herbal medication before our last IVF cycle and are delighted to report, are now the parents of a bouncy, happy almost 4-month old daughter. Yvonne's support continues even after we've had our bundle of joy.