Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome During Motherhood

~Mama Inspo Monday~

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can be hard. Having suffering since I was 16 years old I can definitely say it’s even more hard when being a mom. Just the way your body changes after childbirth is hard. A lot of times it never goes back to the same. Then having to deal with your body and PCOS at the same time. It may become more resilient to certain things that it may not have been in the past. The worst part of all not many understand the meaning of living with it. My personal experience has and is still on a roller coaster daily. You get anything from absent periods which actually takes a toll on your body due to hormonal imbalance, weight gain, weight loss, infertility, insulin resistance, depression and pms. Before pregnancy I had all but insulin resistance but now that I am actually fertile my body I have insulin resistance. It’s almost like my body thinks I’m diabetic but I’m not but yet, I have to take diabetic medication for it. Oh vey. But, I get the weight gain to go with it. The hardest part a woman with PCOS can’t lose or gain weight like the normal person. It takes an average 4x as work and time for you to achieve your goal.

In a way I am glad I have a son and even though I want a girl I hope my future child is not a girl. The main reason is the odds of your daughter ending up with PCOS is extremely high. While I was diagnosed at 16 my younger sister was not diagnosed until she was 19 years old. It is becoming known more to doctors but society isn’t as educated as they should be. Like any cause PCOS’s colors remain real which is actually my favorite color.

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39 Comments

  1. November 7, 2016 / 10:33 PM

    It is so important to talk about reproductive health issues that usually don’t get major awareness! I knew someone with very severe endometriosis and it impacted every facet of her life. I congratulate you for writing such an insightful and important post about it!

    xx Heather || stormywheather.com

    • Jalisa
      November 7, 2016 / 10:35 PM

      Aww thanks. It definitely is becoming a little more know but no where it suppose to be. Thanks so much for reading.

  2. November 14, 2016 / 6:34 PM

    I agree this is not a topic that is frequently discussed. The hormone imbalances of normal teenage years is magnified with this. Thanks for sharing an insightful post.

    • Jalisa
      November 14, 2016 / 6:47 PM

      If I could go back & knew as much as I know now things would of been different. Now that my sister who is 19 has been diagnosed Im trying to educated her and be there as much as possible. Uugghhh after childbirth it was good for my cycles going back to normal but then you get the depression, or insulin resistance which messes with your weight gain/loss.

  3. November 14, 2016 / 7:20 PM

    Love this post, very informative!

    • Jalisa
      November 14, 2016 / 7:28 PM

      Thank you so much for reading

    • Jalisa
      November 14, 2016 / 10:52 PM

      I gained a ton of weight when I was 19 from pcos & then lost like 50 pounds & got pregnant on my own. My dr said my body just regulated on my own. Now after child birth I’m having weight loss issues but my cycle is in tact. So confusing.

  4. November 14, 2016 / 10:52 PM

    Great post- there’s so much out there that moms or women trying to get pregnant do not know.

    • Jalisa
      November 14, 2016 / 11:17 PM

      Thank you. It’s great to be able to inform others

  5. November 15, 2016 / 12:25 AM

    I have heard of a Paleo diet being recommended for PCOS.
    It’s good of you to share your story and resources to help people learn more.

    • Jalisa
      November 15, 2016 / 12:35 AM

      I’ve heard of the Paleo too. I honestly haven’t done too much research on it but I deff will. I’m thinking of doing a series on the blog and dedicate it to PCOS.

  6. November 15, 2016 / 5:17 AM

    Thank you for sharing this… I’ve already sent it to two other friends that needed it!

    • Jalisa
      November 15, 2016 / 2:00 PM

      Aww thank you so much.

  7. November 15, 2016 / 6:02 AM

    4x the work to achieve the same weight goals? Even without all the other stuff, that in itself would be so, so hard.

    • Jalisa
      November 15, 2016 / 1:59 PM

      Oh yes. It took me 3 years before pregnancy to get off 30 pounds. I was working out 5x weekly and even on a 1200 calorie diet. Since pregnancy I’m about 40 pounds overweight and ive been at it since my son was about 6 months old. You don’t lose weight the same way as others. Losing 1-2 pounds a week has never worked even though a nutritionist etc may tell you thats the way to go. Its just a very frustrating experience.

  8. November 15, 2016 / 2:35 PM

    Great post- there’s so much information out there that moms don’t know.

    • Jalisa
      November 15, 2016 / 2:37 PM

      Thank you for reading. I was diagnosed at 16 now I’m 27. Things have changed compared to then but more needs to be done. Some doctors still have no idea the ramifications of pcos. I finally found a docotor about a year ago that specializes just in PCOS.

  9. November 15, 2016 / 3:33 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have a few friends that suffer from PCOS, and it is just so hard on your body. Plus, the emotional toll that it takes. I hope we can keep raising awareness!

    • Jalisa
      November 15, 2016 / 3:37 PM

      Thank you so much. It’s like a silent battle. Many don’t really know what a toll it can do exactly. Even some doctors still haven’t caught up with it.

  10. November 15, 2016 / 4:15 PM

    I wasn’t exactly sure what this was, so glad you informed me.

    • Jalisa
      November 15, 2016 / 5:53 PM

      It’s always a learning curve. I’m glad I’ve informed many on this.

  11. caseyp1110
    November 15, 2016 / 8:21 PM

    My sister has suffered from female issues her whole life. Sorry you have as well! It is rough seeing her deal with it sometimes.

    • Jalisa
      November 15, 2016 / 8:28 PM

      I’ve gotten better compared to being a teenager. I still have my days. The support really does help.

  12. erinconefrey
    November 15, 2016 / 11:57 PM

    PCOS is something that needs to be discussed more often! I hate finding out a friend or family member has been suffering in silence. -Erin at http://www.stayathomeyogi.com

    • Jalisa
      November 16, 2016 / 12:03 AM

      Thank you for your words. I really appreciate it.

  13. November 16, 2016 / 4:03 AM

    I have to admit, I didn’t know anything about this- I’m glad I read your post today!

  14. Jennifer
    November 17, 2016 / 10:39 PM

    I’ve heard a lot about this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

    • Jalisa
      November 18, 2016 / 1:45 PM

      Thank you for reading

  15. November 18, 2016 / 1:09 PM

    I wonder, with all the resources we have as humans, why this information isn’t taught more. I learned a lot from this post. Thank you for all the details and for the post.

    • Jalisa
      November 18, 2016 / 1:47 PM

      It’s one of those medical conditions where you can only control it. There’s no cure and unfortunately a lot of doctors don’t know about it. I’m 27 now but when I was diagnosed at 16 I still wasn’t I formed about all of the things it can do and how it can work against you. Now in 2017 more doctors understand it but there’s still plenty of them that don’t know about the condition which hurts us as women.

  16. November 18, 2016 / 10:07 PM

    I love your picks for helping raise awareness and thanks for sharing your story. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those suffering from PCOS.

    • Jalisa
      November 19, 2016 / 1:08 AM

      Thank you so much for reading.

    • Jalisa
      November 19, 2016 / 6:23 PM

      Aww thanks girl.

  17. tara8910
    November 22, 2016 / 7:47 PM

    Thanks for the info. i am sorry you have to deal with this!

    • Jalisa
      November 22, 2016 / 8:08 PM

      Thank you for your kind words.

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