I was the girl who never got her period. When I was 22, a doctor told me I had PCOS and would likely be infertility.
I had been taking the pill, but now I realized that I’d been covering up a problem instead of trying to get to the bottom of why I didn’t have a period in the first place.
It felt like no one was helping me to figure this out.
And it was so frustrating to feel like I couldn’t do a very basic thing the body is supposed to do — have a regular period and get pregnant.
It was hopeless and terrifying. I had an overwhelming sense that I didn’t understand what my body was telling me.
Watching everyone around me get pregnant didn’t help... and all the guilt that came with struggling to feel happy for other people when all I wanted was a baby of my own.
And it seemed like nothing I was doing was working.
So I turned to a naturopathic doctor for homeopathic remedies.
I started regulating my cycle. I changed my diet. I balanced out the hormonal imbalances that were caused by the PCOS.
When I wanted to get pregnant, my cycles were three months long. So trying to figure out when I was ovulating was difficult.
I had already known I would want to get pregnant one day, so I had started doing all this work a year in advance.
And when it was time to get pregnant, my body was ready.
I got pregnant, naturally!
That’s when I switched my focus from psychiatry to become a naturopathic doctor instead. I knew I wanted to spend my life helping other women naturally conceive the same way I had.
I’ll never forget how terrifying, confusing, and lonely it was to struggle with infertility. To feel like I couldn’t trust my body. And the shame and horror I felt when doctors told me, a health-conscious 22 year old, that I would probably never get pregnant.
Now, years after all the natural fertility work I did, I’m grateful to have 3 healthy teenagers!
We’ve spent a combined 30 years helping other women in our natural fertility clinics.
And we’ve developed scientifically-supported plans for helping women to support the quality and health of their eggs.
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