PCOS: Your first 3 steps to getting pregnant naturally

– So the most requested video as of late has been about PCOS and conceiving because it can be pretty
tricky then, right? So in this video, I’m talking to you about polycystic ovary
syndrome and the TTC journey. (light, bright music) Hello lovelies, and welcome
to another one of my videos in which I will talk you
through the first three steps that you need to take if
you are struggling with PCOS and you are trying to conceive naturally. This video about how you can conceive when you are struggling with PCOS has been requested so
much, and I’ve been meaning to make this video for a long time, but I just couldn’t do
it and I wasn’t sure why. So I kept putting it off
and thinking it’ll come, it’ll come, it’ll come. And I kept getting more requests, and I thought shoot, I
really need to do this video. I treat women with PCOS all the time. There’s no reason for
me not to do this video. So I ended up writing down
everything that I would want to share with you, and goodness, that explained why I had
trouble shooting the video, because there’s no way I could fit all of that information in just one video. So what I decided to do
is talk to you guys today about the first three
steps that you need to take and ask you to comment
in the section below what your biggest questions,
what your biggest struggles are when it comes to PCOS
and trying to conceive. Because that way, I can
take all of the information that I already have and I
could organize it according to your questions and your struggles. And that way, I can make a PCOS series. So that’s the plan, I’ve
got all the info down, I just need you to tell me
how to organize the info so that I can bring out
kind of succinct (chuckles) and useful videos for you instead of something really long and crazy and, well, you know, blabbermouth Fleur. But, for now, let’s get into the video and talk about the first three steps that you can start taking today to get PCOS under control
because the good news is you totally can. PCOS is reversible if
you tackle it naturally. Once you start taking medication for it, then you’re only treating the symptoms and you’re not getting to the root cause. So the way to reverse it
is through natural methods, and I’ll get you started on three today. First thing I want to
talk to you guys about is the emotional root of PCOS. Yes, let’s just dive in
deep straight away, right? Why should we wait? I have written a blog
post a couple of years ago that is called exactly that:
The Emotional Root of PCOS. And I’ll make sure to link it down below in the description so you
can go over and read it. But I’ve written this
post because I have come to discover that, in a lot
of the cases of my patients, there actually is an emotional root. And it’s not always the only
thing, but it is a big thing. And it covers two things:
suppression of femininity, so your womanhood; or
suppression of creativity. Nine out of 10 of my patients I’ll be able to talk to and we are able to look at maybe their childhood,
their teenage years, and when it comes to
suppression of femininity, we’ll either figure out
that the relationship with their dad was really poor. Maybe Dad wasn’t around,
maybe he was harsh. He might even have been abusive. Or they may have had
another traumatic experience with a guy. What then happens with
a lot of these women is, subconsciously and
sometimes consciously, they think I don’t want to be a woman. I don’t want to be beautiful,
I don’t want to be seen, I don’t want to express my womanhood, I hate my periods, I don’t want
to be pregnant, all of that. And, as I said, some of
it can be subconscious and some of it can be conscious. So it’s not so strange that a lot of women with PCOS will put on a lot of weight because what does weight do? It hides you. And, although that can be really painful, deep down you might find actually out that it feels a lot safer
than losing a little bit of weight and having more curves. So think about that if this is something that applies to you. The same is the case for
when it comes to hair growth. If you’ve got hair growth in your face, every woman will hate that. We have so many methods and ways to get rid of it because
we don’t want that. But, again, if that is
happening, that can be a result as well of you suppressing
your femininity. And, of course, there are
complete chemical imbalances, there are hormonal imbalances
that are causing it. It’s not you’re thinking yourself fat or you’re thinking yourself hairy. That’s not the case. But emotional root causes can absolutely have a physical effect. So think about whether this is something that you’re struggling with and, if so, if you need to do any work on that by writing, by talking to somebody, or maybe just acknowledging
that this is the case. I also said there was another root cause that I often see, and that’s
the suppression of creativity. So that’s a really interesting one as well because, if you think about PCOS, the big issue is, usually,
that you’re just not ovulating. You’re not producing healthy, mature eggs and then releasing them. This is pretty much the most
creative thing any woman can do, right, ’cause you’re
producing this little egg that can actually become a person. It’s physically the most
creative thing we can do. Now what I’ve seen that
a lot of women maybe in their teenage years,
they wanted to be a singer or they wanted to be a
pianist or an actress or any kind of other artist. But their parents said oh no, no, no, no. You’re going to law
school just like Daddy. Or they will say no, you need
to do something sensible. You need to make sure
that you have an income, take care of yourself. And, as a result, these
women go and do something that doesn’t really have
their heart’s desire, and they might even cut off
their creativity completely and not even keep it just as a hobby. So what’s really important is that, if you remember that something
like that has happened before you were diagnosed with PCOS, maybe you need to dip your toe in it again or maybe just start drawing. But even if you think you
can’t draw, just do something. Color something, make a card for somebody, make up a song, it doesn’t really matter. Even cooking is a creative thing to do. Gardening is creative. Think of anything that is creative. And I promise you that this
will really benefit your health because once you allow
that creativity here in your head and your
heart, your body will start to get the gist of it again as well. So these are two really
important root causes that you can look into, and I haven’t gone into it in depth right now. So definitely head on
over to that blog post. But this is just a little summary. And if this sparks something with you, definitely think about
it and look further. And if you’re that one out of 10 person that is sure that there is
no suppression of femininity or of creativity in any
shape or form, that’s fine. Of course that’s possible. There are many more reasons for PCOS. And even if you do have an emotional root, it might not be the only thing. But it’s a really important one to work on and look at if it is playing
a part in your condition. All right, and step number two. Yes, we are looking at charting again! Please don’t get annoyed with me. I know by now, if you’ve been
watching any of my videos, you know that I talk about
charting all the time. But let me explain to you why this is so important when you have PCOS and you’re trying to conceive. Even if you’re not trying to conceive, it’s really important because you need to be able to figure out
where you’re at in your cycle, if you’re ovulating at all. And you can figure that out through taking your temperature
and doing ovulation tests. And I know taking ovulation tests can be really frustrating if you have PCOS because you can have positive test (in high-pitched, high
speed voice) after test, after test, after test, (back to normal voice)
and still not ovulate because your luteinizing hormone tends to be on the high side. I’ll go into this a bit more
probably in another video, (chuckles) so don’t
worry about that for now if this makes no sense to you. But, once you do ovulate, you’ll
want to be able to know that. And once you ovulate,
you’ll be able to predict when you have your next period. So I even do this will
all of my PCOS patients that are not necessarily
trying to conceive because it tells me so much
about their hormone balance. But if you are trying to conceive, then charting is even more important because your cycles are
going to be super long. You might not ovulate,
but when you do ovulate, once you have an egg that’s ready, you’ll want to be able to catch it, right? So charting is super
important, especially for you. Did I just hit myself in the face? Yeah, I hit myself in the face. And then step number three. This might not be news to you if you’ve already been doing some research on tackling PCOS, but you need to be on a whole food diet, and
you need to cut sugar. You need to cut sugar! And don’t click this video away yet. I’m going to explain to
you why this is important because when you understand
why it’s important, it’s so much easier to do. Otherwise, you’re just going to feel like oh, I can’t have my donuts,
I can’t have a drink. I already feel fat, I’m not
going to lose any weight even though I don’t eat any of that. What’s the point? There is a huge point,
especially if you want a baby. Because if your sugar intake is high, so that can be just
sugar as we know sugar, that can be alcohol, and
that can be refined flour, then your sugar levels
are going to be high. If your sugar levels are high, then insulin, which is a
hormone, is going to be high. Insulin is the hormone that’s responsible for bringing sugar into the cells. So if sugar is high and your body feels like oh, we need to work really hard to get the sugar into the cells, so let’s bring up insulin
to bring it into the cells. The problem is if your
insulin is high a lot and long term, that also
brings up androgens. And androgens are okay, but
we don’t want a lot of them because those are the ones
that cause all the hair in the places we don’t want it. Also, it prevents you from
maturing eggs properly and prevents you from ovulating. So now you that that donut
and that flute of champagne might keep you from ovulating, maybe it’s a little bit easier
to leave it to the side. All right, those are the first three steps that you can start to
take to get your PCOS under control naturally
because, as I said, it’s totally possible, it really is. You just need to be on board for the ride. Definitely click on the playlist on your screen right now if you want to learn more about PCOS, and
that series is already done. Until that point, I’ll
be linking the playlist to general conceiving naturally tips that you might find useful as well. And, in the meantime, see you next video. Bye!

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