How to deal with a miscarriage

Miscarriage is one of the most devastating things that can happen in your life. As is true with any form of loss, different people deal with it in different ways. There’s no right or wrong way to process grief, but it is important to pick yourself up and carry on. Here are a few things…

Getting pregnant with PCOS: Metformin

Metformin is the most commonly used medicine in Type II Diabetes Mellitus. In order to understand why a diabetes drug is used to treat PCOS, we first need to understand a few basics.  Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas. It signals the fat, liver and muscle cells (peripheral tissues) to absorb glucose in the…

Get out of here (hair)!

In the previous post, we had a look at the reasons why there is excessive facial and body hair in women with PCOS. Today, we will deal with the important aspect of how to get rid of it! Hair removal can be of two types: temporary or permanent. In this post, I will cover just…

The hairy tales of PCOS

  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) seems to dole out varying sets of symptoms to every woman it affects. Irregular periods is the common complaint along with acne or oily skin, increase in body weight, excessive facial hair. skin tags and sometimes even type II diabetes. Since I hit puberty, I have been battling with excessive body…

Breastfeeding tips every new mum should know

Breastfeeding can be one of the most challenging things you have to master when your baby is a newborn. It is a learned skill for the mother as well as the baby and can take time to get right. Here are some tips to help you along the way when you first start breastfeeding: 1.Try…

11 things I learned during my pregnancy

      1. Anxiety may over ride happiness: When you get your positive pregnancy test, the overwhelming feeling maybe one of anxiety and not happiness.  My husband was very happy, but I could just about muster up a smile. I was scared out of my mind that I would lose the baby and I…

Getting pregnant with PCOS: Temperature (BBT) charting

Getting pregnant and staying pregnant can be extremely challenging when you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). When your periods are irregular and sometimes non existent, ovulation (release of egg from the ovary), which is the first and most important step in conception may not be taking place at all. Even if you are ovulating, how…

Indian PCOS meal plan

In the last post, we talked about the kind of food you should be eating in order to reduce your PCOS symptoms, whether you want to lose or maintain your weight. Today, lets try to simplify it and come up with what a good meal plan looks like when you are dealing with PCOS. I…

Dealing with PCOS: Diet

In order to lose weight with PCOS, along with exercise, I made some changes in my diet as well. The main thing I did, was to try to cut out the following as much as possible: Maida/ Refined flour Starchy vegetables : Potatoes, corn, peas, tapioca, pumpkin, yam Sugar Fried food/ snacks White rice/ white…

My breastfeeding experience: Part II

This is continued from My Breastfeeding experience: Part I It is very difficult to know exactly how much breast milk the baby is getting from you and whether it is enough for him. One way to know is by using a breast pump and seeing how much milk you can get in fifteen minutes or…

Dealing with PCOS: Exercise!

In 2014, I was the heaviest I had ever been at 71 kg and knew I wanted to lose around 10-11 kilos at least to get to where I wanted to be. The first thing I did, was to put exercise into my daily routine. Now, I was overweight, and wasn’t able to move my…

My breastfeeding experience: Part I

When I found out that I was pregnant, I read a lot about breastfeeding. The ideal positions to hold the baby, the right latch, hind milk and fore milk, the works. I even went for a class and had a very qualified nurse show me how to feed an imaginary baby when I was around…