I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2009, and I remember when the OBGYN called me with the results.
She said, “Alana, you have something called PCOS. This means it could make it very hard for you to have a baby.”
My heart sank. I cried right on the spot. I’ve wanted to be a mother my whole life. I wasn’t ready yet, but I knew I would be by the time I was 30.
I asked what my options were, of course. She said, “Birth control.”
No way. I know my body and how it reacted to birth control when I tried it. I believe birth control caused my mother’s pcos to grow into the tumors that caused her to get one and a half of her ovaries removed BEFORE she birthed my sister and me years later without any IVF. A miracle.
SO, I prayed, of course… for guidance.. and..
I believe I was led to research my own diet, belief systems around myself and others, belief about fertility and pregnancy, exercise, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, moon cycles, and more.
The diagnosis of PCOS literally changed my life for the better, because sisters, I was determined to overcome it.
I birthed my beautiful, perfect baby girl on May 4, 2016. My pregnancy had 0 complications.
I’ve been teaching yoga and meditation since 2011. Something that was totally inspired from a space of inner and outer pain. I’ve been coaching women and men in business, life, nutrition, yoga, movement, meditation, world travel, energy healing, and more ever since. I am a student of life. A lover of God. A believer in all. A mother of 1.
I am humbled and so grateful everyday.
I believe that you, me, and everyone else are greater than we can even imagine. I believe, like Marianne Williamson said,
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.,”
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”
What is your PCOS story? How are you coping? I specialize in Integrative Nutrition for fertility, prenatal, and postnatal care.
I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.
Much love and deeeeeep respect!!!
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