From PCOS and No Periods To Naturally Pregnant: Caroline's Story
Updated: Oct 25, 2022
Lauren: I am so excited to share one of the most incredible healing stories from one of my beautiful clients! Her healing journey didn't happen overnight but happened with time, consistency, proper nourishment, and medical support. And she was able to ovulate and get pregnant naturally for the first time in years! Her story reminds me of our bodies' incredible capacity to heal and I hope it serves as a story of hope for those of you who feel "broken" or hopeless in your fertility and health journeys.
"I reached out to Lauren because I had been diagnosed with PCOS and hadn’t gotten a natural period since I was 18. I got pregnant with my daughter using fertility treatments but after she was born I wanted to try to cure my PCOS so that I could try to get pregnant naturally with my next baby.
After we worked together for 8 weeks I saw so many positive changes in my body, like my skin was getting better and my energy levels improved. I used to take a nap or need a coffee every afternoon but after sticking to my meal plan for a few weeks I felt like I could get through the entire day! I was surprised by how easy it was to make all the recipes and how much my sugar cravings had gone away. So I was feeling great, but I still hadn’t gotten my period.
I went to my Endocrinologist and told her I had changed the way I was eating and stuck to it but still wasn’t getting a period. Her hypothesis was that my body hadn’t ovulated on its own for so long and it was as if it was “asleep” and needed to be “turned back on.” She wanted me to take the ovulation inducing pills for two months to turn back on the switch, help my body ovulate, get a period from ovulation and then stop after two months to see if my body could take it from here. So that’s what I did. I saw I was ovulating and got a period.
She said after your second period to wait three months for your body to ovulate on its own. I waited two and a half, almost three months but didn’t see a period or any changes in my discharge and felt like nothing was happening.
I was devastated because I felt like I was never going to be able to cure this naturally. But then a few
days later I started having these really weird symptoms and I told my husband the last time I felt like this was when I was pregnant but that didn’t make sense. I took a pregnancy test just to rule that out but it was positive and I was in shock. It meant that I had ovulated on my own about two months after my last period. I thought I had lost my period again, not that I was pregnant!!
I definitely had this major feeling of ‘oh my god my body did it on its own.’ It was a miracle because of my medical history. The last time I had a natural period and ovulation was when I was a teenager. Now that I finally understand how my body works and I invested eight months into eating really well, I gave my body the tools it needed to get pregnant on its own. Now I know there’s nothing wrong with me! I just think wow, my body can do this. I needed to see it to believe it. Now I’m 24 weeks pregnant and I’m feeling great!
I'm so thankful for Lauren's expertise and support. I highly recommend working with her!"
*Name has been changed to protect client's privacy.
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