When you’re diagnosed with PCOS, you may feel like your dream of becoming pregnant and a Mother may never be reality. The first thing I want to say is, please don’t feel this way. There are solutions. Whilst the road to pregnancy may be a little tougher and a little longer, there are ways to make things a little easier and to get pregnant with PCOS. When you know what to do, you can make these minor changes to increase your chances of falling pregnant naturally.
If you’re here and you know you have PCOS, you can skip to the next section. If you’re here, struggling to get pregnant and you are unsure of the symptoms of PCOS, here are some signs that you might be affected are:
Unexplained weight gain or the inability to lose weight
Hair growing in places it shouldn’t
Depressed thoughts or feelings
The good news is that with the right diet and lifestyle changes you can reverse your PCOS diagnosis and become pregnant naturally.
1. Eliminate any processed food from your diet.
Anything that comes in a package, or fast food, avoid it. Refined carbohydrates found in processed food cause inflammation, reduce insulin resistance, and should be limited significantly.
2. Try to exercise gently everyday
Exercise and daily physical movement can help to reduce insulin resistance, especially when you limit your intake of unhealthy carbohydrates. Yoga and meditation are very much recommended if you’re suffering for PCOS. Not only can it improve your body's health, but your mental health too.
3. Cut sugar
Try to reduce your intake of sugar. Sugar is a carbohydrate and should be avoided wherever possible.
4. Add in whole food nutrition
Whole food is anything that doesn’t come in a package and that isn’t processed. Vegetables, fruit, lean meat, nuts, seeds, healthy fats.
5. Add healthy fats and high-fibre foods
Your body needs health fats, without it your body has a hard time conceiving and growing a healthy baby. Good fats include- avocado, coconut oil, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cold water fish, olives. High-fiber foods can help combat insulin resistance by slowing down digestion and reducing the impact of sugar on the blood.
6. Add spices to your food - especially Cinnamon
Spices up the nutritional value of your food by 4000 percent. Adding spice not only makes your food delicious, but it helps boost your fertility by reducing inflammation. True Ceylon Cinnamon' is the only one type of cinnamon that has healing powers. It’s powerful, and can help boost fertility, especially for those with PCOS and Endometriosis.
I hope this small guide will help you if you’re suffering with PCOS and struggling to conceive, it can be so beneficial for both your mind and body to make these positive lifestyle changes when struggling to fall pregnant. Doing these small things can help you on your journey to motherhood. I wish you all the love and happiness, good things are coming. If you'd like more personalised advice, please take a moment to look at my website and services.