Monday, January 28, 2013

+ Inositol

Added Supplement 1/22/2012
+ 700Mg Inositol (1/4 teaspoon) daily in water

Thursday, January 17, 2013

PCOS: Taking My Body Back

Here are some natural alternatives to Metformin that are less harsh on the body. I'm going to kick this PCOS in the face. Metformin is a prescription drug used to treat symptoms of PCOS.

The timeline for the production of a healthy egg is approximately 100 days!

$60 for 60days- Pregnitude contains 200 mcg of Folic Acid & 2000mg of Myo-Inositol (for improved insulin resistance) Can be purchased from Amazon.com


$26 for 30days- OvaBoost contains 200 mcg of Folic Acid, Unknown quantity of Myo-Inositol (for improved insulin resistance), 100IU of Vitamin E (for repairing cells damaged from free radicals), Melatonin (sleep cycle, hormone cycle regulator) and assorted other benefits for the production of healthy eggs. Can be purchased at Fairhavenhealth.com and amazon.com

High Protein Diet Plan- Higher Protein to Carb ratio. People with PCOS should eat the minimum carbs a day while maxing out on Protein and vegetables. My physician prescribed me 12oz of lean meats a day (broken up in 3 or 4 meals), High-Fiber Low-Carb Low-Sugar Vegetables (The green and leafy, squash, okra, brussel sprouts, ect), one serving of fruit a day, 1/2 serving of HEALTHY oils from almonds, 64 oz of water a day minimum, and a complete multivitamin vitapack (I picked mine up from GNC).

Cinnamon & Peppermint Leaf Extract may aid in insulin regulation too. Don't overdo it. I sprinkle some cinnamon onto my salads and add dried cranberries as a sweet treat to myself for dieting so well. There's a apple cinnamon "detox" beverage that has been floating around pinterest that suggests that you slice an apple and add a stick of cinnamon to the water and allow it to soak over night. Zero calories. There's also other variations of this beverage that includes adding a half teaspoon of assorted extract to the pitcher for flavor preference.Whether trying to conceive or managing symptoms, a woman with PCOS should work closely with her doctor to reduce health risks.

Experimental
Gleditsia (Zao Jiao Ci) - the first half of your cycle, before ovulation, this herb is known to dissolve the waxy capsule that forms around the ovaries in PCOS
Leonurus Seed (Chong Wei Zi) - If you have ovulation pain
Acupuncture - some people swear by it other's haven't tried it.
Diet & Exercise- PCOS start exercising and being smart with your diet. It is especially important if you have the weight to lose. If you are the perfect size you exercise also aids in insulin resistance directly as well as promote healthy circulation throughout your body which will help with your PCOS symptoms.

ALWAYS ask your doctor before starting any form of over-the-counter treatment or diet changes. Duh, be safe.

Ideas, Information, Inspiration & format generated directly from http://www.fertilityauthority.com/articles/natural-treatments-pcos

High Protein Diet Facts
http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/articles/diabetes-news/12069-higher-protein-diet-helpful-in-pcos

The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Say No to Progestin when using Clomid

Building my fertility game plan with PCOS. I read this article and have decided to NOT take progesterone to induce menses prior to utilizing clomid or other ovulatory drugs.

"The idea behind the treatment is to simulate the bleeding that occurs at the beginning of the monthly menstrual cycle, Diamond explained.

However, women who skipped the progestin before receiving fertility drugs were four times more likely to conceive than were women given the hormone.

In addition, 20 percent of the women who did not receive progestin gave birth, compared with about 5 percent of the women who received progestin."

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/05/28/Progestin-may-reduce-pregnancy-chances/UPI-99881338224133/#ixzz2I98iEhpS"

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Baby Talk

My fiance and I have been together since 2008 and have started talking about our plans for children on our fourth date. Yikes! Haha as youngins fresh out of high school we assumed that our relationship, like most others, wouldn't last so we had all the conversations you're not supposed to have when you first start dating.  He wanted one or two at most I wanted at least 4. We made a pact and decided that if we were to get pregnant we'd elope.

Flash forward to 2010, we admitted to each other that our relationship was bigger than we could at the time understand and began taking our fertility seriously. We had the baby talk again and we wanted kids, like NOW. Instead of jumping into it we decided to wait until after I finished my bachelors, after we were married, and after we established ourselves financially.

In April of 2012 he proposed and we picked our wedding date October 12, 2013, the five year anniversary of our first date. We are both very excited to officially become life partners and the potential roles of parents we anticipate taking on that year.

We are hoping that we are able to conceive our first child within our first year of marriage. The number we settled on having 3-4 kids if three we would adopt the fourth to balance the genders. I have not been on any form of birth control since early 2008 which brought to our attention a few medical issues that will serve as obstacles to achieving our dream.

So that's where we are now, it's 2013 and we are working our backsides off getting my body to ovulate naturally and to fix the problems that may negatively interfere with our fertility.