Thank You for the PCOS Diet Guidance
by Tori Mousty
(Bardstown, KY, USA)
As soon as my husband and I were married (June 17, 2006), we decided to start a family. We thought it would be so easy...little did we know. We tried for 3 years; we tried everything (except in vitro--our next, expensive venture).
Month after month of trying to have a baby took its toll on me; not to mention my better half. We didn't know what to do; we were lost in sorrow and pain. Glucophage and clomid failed. We began seeing a fertility specialist. She told me to lose weight.
"Ok, I can do that...I had before." She recommended Weight Watchers, and I knew from experience that a diet plan was not the only thing that was going to work for me. I began exercising an hour and a half a day (it always took that much).
I lost weight--25 pounds or so. This was in October 2008. I went back to fertility specialist; she said that should do it. We started fertility shots (induction). We did two rounds--nothing, we were never even able to do the intrauterine insemination. My follicles did not mature enough.
We ran out of money so we had to save some up and begin paying on the loan we took out!
I continued with the weight loss program, but hit a stand still (lie I always do). I began to research PCOS on the internet. I stumbled across the book, The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility. I read the reviews and success stories, and I purchased it. What could it hurt, right?
I began following the diet in April of 2009.
It was tough and took will power at first, but then it became second nature. Not to mention: the weight was falling off-fast.
My cycle returned after two weeks of being on the diet. I had not had my cycle in three years (only medically induced). I was amazed. I had lost another 35-40 pounds within a matter of months. My cycles were about every 39 days (guess my natural flow). I felt great, but still no baby.
I was using ovulation predictor kits, and low-and-behold in July (early) I saw my first indication that I had not only cycled but OVULATED!!! I was so excited and so was my husband. We couldn't wait until August.
August came no period. We took a pregnancy test--negative. We were devastated, but I stayed on the diet. When early September rolled around I called my OBGYN to request provera to induce a period and try clomid again. He filled the prescription.
I waited another week and a half (September 15, 2009). I decided to take a pregnancy test again. I always do before starting meds of any kind. I saw 2 pink lines!!! I was in shock. I took the second test--2 more pink lines!!! My husband ran out and bought two digital pregnancy tests--Both read PREGNANT!!!
I couldn't believe it...my husband couldn't believe...my whole family and circle of friends was overjoyed. I am 22 weeks pregnant, as I write this. We found out Tuesday (Jan 19, 2010) we are having a baby girl--Laurel-Ann Grace Mousty. We are delighted.
I was on the diet for 5 months and became pregnant.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks. You have changed our lives forever in one of the most positive ways. I will never be able to put into words how thankful I am to this book.
I will return to the diet, as soon as Laurel-Ann Grace Mousty arrives on May 29, 2010. Hopefully, someday she will have a brother or sister.
Thank you with all my heart,
Tori Anne Mousty
Editor's comments: Congratulations, Tori! I know our recommended diet is very hard to follow. But it's certainly worth the effort!!