Hey all! It’s September and I would like to take the chance to raise the awareness of PCOS here as September is PCOS awareness month.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a serious genetic reproductive disorder in women. It affects 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age. Women with PCOS always suffer from irregular periods. As a result, PCOS becomes the most common cause of infertility.
If you have been following me for a long time (or maybe within a year?), you must know I have mentioned that I have PCOS. I am trying to conceive, and have a miscarriage before after I have “recovered” from PCOS (No study stated this can be recovered/cure, instead you can improve by changing your habits). Well, without further ado, let’s check out the 4 tips below! I have been practicing this for the entire year and it does help!
1. Change your diet
Do not underestimate the power of changing diet. Most women with PCOS are suffering from weight gain. And obesity causes severe anovulation. So in order to bring ovulation back, consider a balanced diet; more specific, low GI diet. A lot of women with PCOS changed their diet and the “long-lost” period is back on track! Proud to say I have them back after implementing diet change. Yet, it takes time~ So be patient!
2. Consider medication
If changing your eating habits do not seem to improve your condition after months, you should consider medication. There are few medicines to treat PCOS, such as metformin, clomiphene and letrozole. Consult a fertility specialist for the best treatment so you can track your change correctly.
3. Don’t stress yourself
Women with PCOS can easily feel stressed and anxious. Hence, taking care of their psychological well being is very important. Exercise or doing anything you enjoy will help maintain your stress level.
4. Never give up!
The most important thing is to never give up! I know trying to conceive when having PCOS is difficult. You may have faced disappointment a couple of times. Yet, don’t lose hope. Your rainbow baby is on the way. Just keep trying~
Lastly, I would like to share great news with you all.
I am now in my 20th week pregnancy! Never lose your hope and keep implementing what I have mentioned above, it really helps! The journey is long, but I am sure you can do it because I can, you can too!