Poly cystic ovaries and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are oestrogen dominant and insulin resistant conditions. Symptoms of these conditions include;
- Few or no periods
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Difficulty getting pregnant
- Difficulty losing weight
- Cravings and binges
- Adult acne
- Excess body hair
- Excess body fat, particularly around the middle
Calorie restrictive diets are not suitable for people with weight gain caused by hormone imbalance. In fact calories restriction can make the condition worse. Simple nutrition and lifestyle changes, specific to these hormone imbalances can reduce or eliminate the symptoms and help you succeed to conceive.
Women with either of these conditions are at higher risk of gestational diabetes than others, While there is medication available to force ovulation, it doesn’t address the underlying cause and therefore the gestational diabetes remains a risk. By resolving PCO/PCOS through nutrition and lifestyle changes and maintaining these changes through your pregnancy you can not only succeed to conceive but also reduce your gestational diabetes risk.