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PCOS Case Study: Pregnant Naturally After 2 failed IVF Cycles

Tanya came to see me in April after having two failed IVF transfers with one resulting in a disappointing chemical pregnancy. Tanya had typical PCOS signs with an irregular and absent period. She also had fatigue, constant bloating, food cravings, mild depression, hirsutism, poor sleep quality, and cystic acne.

Natural Pregnancy with PCOS

For many women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), the process of trying to conceive can be incredibly challenging. By nature of the condition, most women with PCOS do not ovulate regularly - making it hard to figure out when to try to conceive. The hormonal imbalances of PCOS also alter the ovarian environment and impact egg quality, a further block to conception. Luckily, with natural medicine, we have great results using diet and lifestyle changes along with acupuncture to regulate the hormonal system and make natural conception much more likely.

The Acubalance Ultimate PCOS Tea Latte (AKA. The Acubalance Craving-Crusher Tea)

The first thing you find out when you google ‘PCOS diet’, is that people with PCOS are often insulin resistant and need to help regulate their blood sugar levels by eating a low glycemic diet. What does that mean as far as your diet goes? No sugar, limited carbs, more protein, more greens and more good quality fat.

Easy right?

Top Three: The Most Common Women's Fertility Conditions I see in my Practice

Although I still see a general practice, there are conditions that tend to surface again and again in the clinic. That’s not to say there’s anything routine about it, though. Because I’m treating from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, each case is unique no matter the official diagnosis. Here’s my top three.

A Hopeful Beginning Continues

For woman suffering with polycystic ovarian syndrome, the road to parenthood can be a long and bumpy one. While that’s not always the case, PCOS having a complex and varied picture, some women struggle for years. This week I saw a ray of sunlight that renewed my belief that PCOS is not the death-knell of fertility.


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