“I found out I have PCOS at the age of 16 from ultrasound scans. I have been suffering from all kinds of period problems, cramps, heavy bleeding, fatigue, anxiety and depression and so on since I was a teenager, and they all became even more unbearable towards my 30s. The most annoying syndrome is the mid-cycle bleeding, which tires me out physically. I also get depressed from time to time, and the depression can be particularly severe before my next period. At one point I tried the pill as a treatment recommended by my doctor but the side effects were even more unbearable – within a week on the pill I had a terrible acne outbreak on my face, which is the only part of my body I am proud of, and as a result I gave the pill up after 1.5 months. FertilityCare has helped me understand more of my body. By observing my mucus and other changes in my body I know when I have ovulated. In turn I take special supplements and make dietary adjustments to help control the post-ovulatory part of my cycle – for example I would increase my intake of high grain carbohydrate and calcium to help control my mood swings. I have become more sensitive of the changes my body experiences throughout my menstrual cycle. I can explain my physical and emotional problems better and I have also become more at peace with my issues.“
Unfortunately NaPro is not available where client P lives and she has struggled to find the “right” physician and treatment that work well for her.
“ We had several classes with Freda over several months as we used the method, and we became 100% confident with our family planning. ”— Long Term Client Couple