How I Got Pregnant Naturally with PCOS in 2 Months
Like you, when I was diagnosed with PCOS, I was told that trying to get pregnant would be difficult and that I would most likely need fertility treatment. Well, it wasn’t until I wanted to get pregnant that I was diagnosed with PCOS (talk about that blow).
I remember feeling at a loss and so depressed by this news. I cried the entire drive home. I felt like someone had just crushed my hopes and dreams of becoming a mom. Something that I had wanted as long as I could remember.
Now I had two obstacles to tackle; the first being how to deal with PCOS and understanding what that meant and second getting pregnant. After letting my diagnosis of PCOS sink in, I decided that I was going to research and beat PCOS! No one was going to tell me that I couldn’t have what I wanted most in this world.
So I dove head first into unknown waters and decided that I need to make some impactful changes to get my health under control. I knew that if I could get physically healthy, that I would become pregnant naturally.
Disclaimer: I did all these things listed below before trying to get pregnant. When we were ready to begin trying to have a baby, I got pregnant in month 2. So, it does work!
Here is exactly what I did to get pregnant!
1. I started a low carb diet.
I met with a nutritionist who explained what to look for when choosing foods, how carbs work in the body, how to read nutrition labels, how many calories I needed to eat to achieve weight loss and to sustain it.
She also explained that it is better to eat 5-6 smaller meals vs the traditional 3 larger meals.
To be honest, if you really want to beat PCOS, I would highly recommend meeting with a nutritionist.
Knowledge is power and the information they can teach you is something most people are never taught.
If you do plan on seeing a nutritionist, make sure you read this post about how to get the most out of your visit.
2. Exercised regularly.
Exercising is vital for optimal physical and mental health.
I regularly did a cardio and strength training sequence. I also incorporated HIIT.
It is important to have a well-balanced routine. You don’t want to just to one type of exercise. That will stress out your body and that is the last thing you want to do.
3. Lost weight.
By eating low carb and exercising, I was able to lose 20 pounds before I became pregnant. This equaled 13 % of my body weight.
Weight loss can help regulate your cycles and help with insulin sensitivity.
4. Had my blood sugars in check.
With these lifestyle changes, I was able to get my blood sugars regulated. My fasting glucose went down into the normal range and my A1C was normal as well.
It is imperative that your blood sugars are within normal when you get pregnant because gestational diabetes can have major affects on your baby and pregnancy.
5. Tracked my cycle.
This can be tricky with PCOS, I know, but if you can find a pattern with your period that is important.
I tried many different apps, all at the same time, and found that the App called Period Diary to be the best and most accurate. It predicts when you should expect your period, your fertile window, and your ovulation.
6. Took my prenatals.
One key tip I can give you is to start taking those prenatals months before you plan to start trying for a baby.
You never know when you are going to get pregnant and you want to make sure the baby is getting all the nutrients it needs to thrive.
The most critical nutrient you need during pregnancy is folic acid. So, make sure your prenatal has that in it.
7. Had sex every other day.
When I met with my OB/GYN before getting pregnant, they told me that it is best to have sex every other day. The reason being that you want your man’s reserves to be replenished. That makes for better swimmers that can get the job done.
Plus, sperm can live in the body for up to 5 days so, that makes sure that sperm are constantly present and ready to make a baby.
8. Reduced my stress surrounding getting pregnant.
Most people get annoyed when they hear this but there is something to be said for it.
Stress does not help you get pregnant. So worrying about it every month is doing you more harm than good!!!
Just enjoy the ride and have fun and when you get the line on the stick you will be overjoyed and surprised.
9. Focused on positive thoughts about my baby.
I focused on positive thoughts about what my baby would look and be like. It always brought a smile to my face to think of my baby.
And here’s the crazy thing, my son is exactly what I envisioned and hoped for! Law of attraction at its best! 😊
10. Acted as though I were already pregnant.
I think this tip is the most valuable one.
There are so many things that are harmful during pregnancy. There are a lot of things that women aren’t informed about (beauty, cleaning, diet, exercises, daily activities, etc.) that can cause harm to their baby.
I treated my body as those I were already pregnant so changing these habits and behaviors wouldn’t be a shock to my body once I was expecting.
Want to do what I did? Check out my comprehensive pregnancy guide. You’ll be glad you did.
I want to leave you with a little food for thought about getting pregnant. Here are some stats to consider.
According to the American Pregnancy Association:
· A healthy couple has only a 25% chance of getting pregnant each month.
· The lifespan of an egg is 12-24 hours.
· It is possible to ovulate even if a period hasn’t occurred.