WATCH | Desperate to be a dad, he gave up bread and was rewarded with a surprise pregnancy

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Stephen and Rachel Greenwood, from Montgomery, Powys, shared how they were able to conceive after Stephen stopped eating bread, cakes and pastry for just ten months.

The couple have been together for 21 years and married for 12 years, and had struggled to have a baby all this time. Despite being told, at age 18, by doctors that he could not father children due to various reasons, including low sperm count, Stephen never gave up hope.

After failing at IVF, the couple gave up on the idea of having children, and they began to live their lives and travelled the world.

But when Stephen was diagnosed with diabetes, and could not walk, he visited his local osteopath who suggested Stephen read a book on yeast infections.

He says that when he read it, it ticked all the right boxes, and he decided to follow the book's advice. He says he gave up eating anything prepared with yeast, such as bread, cakes, pastries and began to feel healthier. 

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But then Rachel started having stomach pains, and upon visiting the doctor, she was diagnosed with kidney stones and sent home with painkillers.

However, Stephen says that he noticed that she was still not well, so he took her to another hospital, where blood tests showed that, astonishingly, she was pregnant.

Stephen says that Rachel's pregnancy was likely to be ectopic due to her blood problems, but when Rachel went for a scan, it was found that the baby was healthy at 21 weeks. 

Stephen's low sperm count was likely increased thanks to his new diet, resulting in this delightful news after 21 years of disappointment. 

Now, baby Oliver is thriving and his proud dad says "He's my absolute world." 

Stephen says he shares this story hoping to help someone out there to stop losing hope. 

Watch the video above for more details.

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