A PCOS Patient Episode
Struggling with infertility is the worst. And struggling with infertility while also having PCOS and Type 2 diabetes is a whole ‘nother ball game. But our guest, Stephanie, did not let her diagnoses get her down. She kept searching for answers even as she struggled to find access to care for her PCOS symptoms, trying all the diets and getting no results, and having all of the symptoms but none of the solutions.
Unlike a lot of women with PCOS, Stephanie actually got pregnant pretty easily at first, but unfortunately ended up having a miscarriage. She is now pregnant for the second time and dealing with all of the emotions around a PCOS pregnancy after loss.
This week’s guest, Stephanie B, is living her lifelong dream of serving her community and has worked in the nonprofit and government sector for over ten years. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Master of Science in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a Grant Writing Certificate from the University of Southern Maine. Stephanie resides in Western Mass with her husband and her dog and is expecting her first child this spring. She was diagnosed with PCOS over 10 years ago and also has a history of diabetes.
This week, we’ll be taking a look at Stephanie’s fertility journey, how she’s managing a PCOS pregnancy after loss, and how she’s learned to overcome her symptoms.
This Week We Talk About:
- What it was like growing up with pre-diabetes and PCOS without guidance or solutions
- How harmful diet culture affected her health journey through the years
- How and why societal norms influence disordered eating
- How miscarrying affected her fertility journey
- How working with The Hormone Dietitian helped Stephanie finally get answers about her PCOS symptoms
- What it’s like looking for treatment for PCOS symptoms in a rural area
Mentioned in this episode
PCOS Meal Prep Made Easy Workshop – In this hour-long workshop, I break down what foods you want to include for PCOS and what you may want to consider avoiding or minimizing. Learn my simple 3 step formula for planning meals with PCOS, which includes learning how to eat to balance blood sugar.