Getting Pregnant with PCOS after Trying to Get Pregnant for 1 year
Are you trying to get pregnant and no success? Do you have PCOS or other reproductive conditions that are not letting you get pregnant? Meet my patient Michelle who got pregnant after only 3 months! You could be the next Fertility success story!
Michelle’s Fertility Journey
Michelle sought out treatment with The Fertility Expert after undergoing 3 rounds of clomid with her gynaecologist, and a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome by a Reproductive Endocrinologist.
Clomid is an ovulatory stimulant commonly prescribed to women with PCOS. Between 70% and 80% of women will ovulate during their first treatment cycle, while the success rates for conception are lower at approximately 35%. While an excellent and promising treatment for many women with PCOS, the drug is not a ‘one size fits all’. Michelle suffered with severe night sweats during each cycle while taking the clomid, and it did not result in pregnancy for her.
She came to us with complaints of irregular cycles, prolonged bleeding and severe menstrual pain. Her cycles would range between 30-35 days and she would have spotting for a least one week prior to her period starting. She would get extremely painful abdominal cramps and lower back pain on her heaviest day of bleeding – typically day one of her cycle. In the past, Michelle had been put on birth control for 10 years to help manage her painful cycles.
Aside from her irregular cycles, Michelle suffered with weekly headaches, neck and shoulder tension and had work-related stress. But her and her husband were not yet ready to go down the route of IVF.
So, what were the next steps?:
Building a full picture of your fertility health is important if you are considering treatment. We needed to get a complete picture of Michelle’s life so we could get a better idea of the areas where she most needed our support and expertise.
We started off by asking Michelle to run some lab work so we could take a closer look at her hormones. The blood work confirmed her PCOS and showed elevated levels of anti-mullerian hormone (AMH). She also suffered from some adrenal stress and imbalanced blood sugar levels which were important to address – especially with her PCOS.
We reviewed the 12 key areas that were affecting her fertility by using our Fertility Balance Wheel, (if you haven’t done it yet, here is the video tutorial where you can get your fertility score and see what of YOUR 12 areas are not letting you get pregnant) and used the scores to provide guidance that was personal to her results and to provide the support in the most necessary areas of her fertility journey.
Her fertility wheel scores showed lower scores of 2 in diet and mind/body and mid scores of 3 in toxins and exercise. We encouraged and helped Michelle intro prioritising and improving her nutrition with real, fresh, vitamin-packed, healing foods. We suggested that she do some mindfulness work and mild exercise, so she began to do yoga 2 to 3 times a week. This is how part of her fertility score
Diet – 2 / Stress – 4 / Hormones – 5 / Toxins – 3 / Exercise – 3 / Mind/body – 2
We explained to Michelle that we had successfully treated many patients with PCOS and with a proper diet, healthy lifestyle and supplements we could regulate her hormones and help her to conceive naturally. Similar to how we helped Danielle, another PCOS patient.
We discussed how to adjust her diet to manage her PCOS, regulate her cycle and address her blood sugar and adrenal issues. She also had acupuncture and started to chart her basal temperature to see when she was ovulating (as it was not always clear based on symptoms). Michelle started to experience positive changes to her cycle after her first month. Her first cycle was 31 days with decreased breast tenderness, less spotting, less cramping and overall less heavy bleeding. She was learning how to listen to her body and respond to it in the ways that it needed. Her following cycle was 28 days, with much less spotting and manageable cramping.
By her 3rd cycle, Michelle was pregnant!
We were so so happy for her and her husband! They had been waiting for this moment for so long and it was a true joy to share in that success. A success that wouldn’t have existed without their openness to make the changes we suggested to their lifestyle and belief in the power of making positive health decisions. There was no one magic way for them to reach this day, and it took many changes in many areas of their lives. But they can happily say it was all worth it in order to conceive their first baby naturally.
The Fertility Balanced Wheel is an easy exercise you can do at home that will help you take a look at different areas in your life that are affecting your fertility. The Fertility Balance Wheel is a fertility exercise is for anyone who is feeling blocked in their fertility journey, needs a new approach to fertility and is ready to do what it takes to empower their fertility naturally. With the Fertility Balance Wheel, you can see in what areas of your life you need more love and support. It will help you visualize those other areas in your life you can shift focus to, to balance things out.
What did The Fertility Expert’s Team personalized fertility plan for Michelle?
If you’re not sure which areas you need to address in order to balance your health and fertility, you can use our Fertility Balance Wheel for FREE here, that can help you to work through any blocks, and highlight the areas in your life where you need more support and love.By working on improving all areas of your life you can empower your health, life and fertility: naturally.
For a more personalised plan to help you get pregnant, you can talk to Fertility Expert, Dr. Marc Sklar. During the online 60 minute H.O.P.E Coaching Consultation we can help you improve your fertility and get pregnant naturally. No matter where you live (our consultations are online), how long you’ve been trying or what other doctors have told you. There is hope for you.l.
If you’re looking to start improving your nutrition by resetting your body, The Fertility Reset Detox if for you. A healthy and supportive cleanse that does not involve juicing or fasting. This Fertility Reset Detox is all about rejuvenating, not depleting. The Fertility Reset Detox is a comprehensive, science-based nutritional program designed to support safe and effective detoxification. Everything you need to make the program easy to follow and to ensure that you don’t miss any necessary nutrients. Just follow the simple food plan, take one drink mix packet and one capsule packet twice per day and you are on your way to improve your fertility!
Meet Lonika, a natural fertility specialist at The Fertility Expert’s Team:
Lonika has been working with Dr. Sklar for the past 5 years. As a member of the San Diego clinic, she is also a case manager for women/couples who need a fertility coach online. Her goal is to guide her patients to overall wellness and healing that is effective as well as attainable. Lonika believes in forming a strong personal connection with her patients and empowerment is at the core of every treatment plan she puts together with her patients.
She is an advocate for using integrative approaches to healing, and works to incorporate this into her practice. Focusing on acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, in addition to diet and lifestyle modifications and functional medicine has led to significant results for her patients who are struggling with various health issues. Including infertility, autoimmune conditions, migraines, thyroid conditions, hormonal imbalances, chronic pain, stress and anxiety, and digestive disorders. You can see more her in this video ➱
Get tested for PCOS
Want to find out for yourself if you have undiagnosed PCOS? Then take these tests! These female hormone tests, ovarian reserve tests and diabetes tests will be able to shed some light on what is going on with your reproductive and hormonal health, and will be able to tell you whether or not you might have PCOS.
You order them online and take them from home – and receive the results 5 days later. If you’d like help understanding your results and finding out what they mean and what you should do, you should book a consultation with myself or one of my incredible Fertility Experts to have them reviewed and a PCOS plan created for you.
Talk with a The Fertility Expert’s Team
Our mission is to help you address the root cause of your fertility problems, empower your body to its maximum health so you can get pregnant naturally. If you’ve been trying with no success and want fertility help and answers on how to get pregnant, the Hope Coaching is the next step.
During this 1-hour online fertility consultation, you’ll get all the fertility support you need, we’ll review your case, give you recommendations and create a next steps for a personalized plan to help you get pregnant The H.O.P.ECoaching is the next step to make sure your fertility journey is going towards a healthy pregnancy. 60 minutes can mean the difference on how long it takes for you to hold your dreamed baby. No matter where you live (our programs are virtual), how long you’ve been trying or your fertility condition, we’re here for you.
If you’ve been trying for quite some time with no results, are tired of seeing doctors with no answers, but are not ready to quit on your body and your fertility, we’ll be your “fertility detectives”. During the HOPE Coaching call we’ll find answers to your fertility problems and study the next steps in your fertility journey.
If you started trying some months ago, but need guidance, want a holistic approach to fertility and are ready to empower your fertility in a natural way, the HOPE coaching call will give you the help you need to eliminate any blockages so you can start seeing results and feel EMPOWER, fertile and baby ready.
If you are thinking about getting pregnant and want to know how to get your body ready, empower your fertility in a natural way following our holistic fertility approach so you can get pregnant fast avoiding IVF.
H.O.P.E Coaching – Heal naturally to Overcome infertility & get Pregnant by Empowering your body
Who is this for: Any women trying to get pregnant for +6 months
It includes: 60 minutes coaching call with Dr Sklar, The Fertility Expert
During this 1 hour online fertility consultation with Dr Sklar, or his team of natural fertility experts, you’ll get all the fertility support you need,we’ll review your case, give you recommendations and create a next steps for a personalized plan to help you get pregnant
The H.O.P.E Coaching is a 60 minutes call where we’ll go over your fertility case and give you customized recommendations, that work for YOU. Me and my team of fertility experts are here to help you improve your fertility to get pregnant.
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