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You Can Conceive, Despite Having PCOS: My Journey
Suffering from PCOS (Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome) doesn’t mean that you are infertile and can’t conceive naturally. I remember the days when I was continuously gaining weight due to PCOS. Irregular periods, unwanted facial hair, comments from the people around me, and moreover, my own desire to conceive, were a nightmare.
Here, I will be sharing my story with you and I hope this will encourage you to live a healthy life. Just a few months after I got married, I missed my period. Thinking I was pregnant, I went to gynaecologist. To my surprise, I wasn’t pregnant, but instead, was diagnosed with PCOS. The gynaecologist put me on oral contraceptives to treat PCOS, and I blindly started treatment without asking any questions. The treatment was on for two years, after which I was given hormonal treatment for conception, which just messed up my body even more and made me gain a lot of weight. We were very tensed and went to same gynaecologist again, and she prescribed some blood tests and a sonography to be conducted. When we got the reports, we were informed that I was infertile and couldn’t get pregnant naturally. The doctor suggested IUI, and after three consecutive failures, we stopped the treatment.
Days passed, and I tried to lose weight, which i couldn’t due to lack of awareness. Then, once during a tea break at office, my colleague suggested that I consult an endocrinologist that she recommended. I went to the doctor and began treatment.
I followed the below practices, along with taking the medicines given by the endocrinologist:
- Daily morning walk (7000 to 10000 steps)
- Drink ginger water in morning, as it helps to improve metabolism, which leads to faster weight loss
- No dairy products
- No sugar and artificial sweeteners
- No carbs after 7 p.m
With the doctor’s excellent treatment and my will power, I started losing weight, my periods were regularised, and I conceived naturally. Now, I am a happy, confident mommy of a 3 month old, and am writing this to encourage you.