Three unique programs to reduce PCOS symptoms, revitalize your mood and maximize your energy level.
A PCOS Diva knows that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome isn’t the end of the road. She knows that with the right lifestyle change, she can sashay in and reclaim her fertility, femininity, health and happiness.
For many women, being diagnosed with PCOS can be a bit scary. Private Coaching is perfect for women who want one-on-one support, and a personalized plan. Here, I take all the fear out of PCOS and show you easy ways to reduce symptoms, increase energy and fertility, and help you transition into a lifestyle that allows you to thrive.
Being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can be devastating. Not only are we experiencing the physical symptoms of PCOS, we also experience depression, anxiety, and if we are told we have infertility, grieve over the children we long to have.
Each and every one of us can be a PCOS Diva! Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or have tried to manage PCOS symptoms on your own for a long time, I offer a positive and supportive environment for your Diva to thrive! Through healthy eating, meal planning, stress reduction and self-care, she can reclaim her fertility, femininity, health and happiness.
I was Not Always a PCOS Diva
My name in Amy Medling, and not only am I a Certified PCOS Health Coach, I am a wife, and a mother of 3 children. I was not always a PCOS “Diva.”
I still remember these words as clear as it was yesterday. I was just 18 years old, and instead of suggesting that I may have PCOS, the doctor told me I was infertile. During my early twenties, practically every time I would visit an OB/GYN for an annual, I was told something about how difficult it will be for me to get pregnant. I never received a PCOS diagnosis.
In my mid-20’s, after a round of Clomid, I did get pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. But later, when we wanted to have another child, found that I was not ovulating. A registered nurse at the local hospital, was actually the first person to suggest that I had PCOS. She knew from my charting that I wasn’t ovulating and the chart looked very typical of PCOS. I was 30 at the time and I had never even heard of PCOS.
After the Diagnosis of PCOS
After being diagnosed with PCOS, I was put on Metformin (which made me sick as a dog), a higher dose of Clomid with monitored cycles and eventually injectables. It took many monitored cycles (actually the last before I would have to think of IVF) and I became pregnant!
But—I was also a tired, bagel eating, diet soda drinking, frumpy, moody mess. I hated that my body couldn’t tolerate effects of the hormones I had taken while trying to get pregnant. I spent many nights and a whole lot of energy asking, “Why me?”
I was exhausted all of the time, and the weight would not come off. I was angry, feeling sorry for myself and utterly hopeless.
Uncovering My PCOS Diva
And then one day, I had had enough. I wasn’t going to let PCOS be the end of my world.
I embarked on a journey to heal my body and life. I wanted to begin managing my PCOS naturally. Every evening I spent hours researching and I tried lots of different diets, supplements and lifestyle changes. The weight started to come off, my energy levels increased, my skin cleared and my moods brightened.
When I began taking care of myself, loving myself and making my health a priority, I became a new woman! My husband started calling me a Diva—what a compliment!
I was able to get my body, mind and soul to a place where after two pregnancies conceived with the help of medication, I had the biggest surprise of my life. I was pregnant, completely on my own, no fertility treatments, no pharmaceuticals at age 37. Now, I am the blessed mother of two boys and a daughter!
Finding Your PCOS Diva
This experience of healing myself and regaining fertility, femininity, health and my own happiness and joy for life, truly launched PCOS Diva. Certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, holistic nutrition and lifestyle has been the cornerstone of PCOS treatment and care.
My goal is to help women with PCOS live their best life and thrive. It’s time you found your inner PCOS Diva! Your Diva will discover that PCOS doesn’t have to slow her down, and she can live the life she has envisioned for herself, managing PCOS symptoms with ease.
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Have you been trying to conceive, but month after month experience the emotional heartache of not getting pregnant? Or you’ve styled your hair to cover embarrassing hair loss. Being diagnosed with any illness or disease can be scary, but with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, it can feel devastating.
Often called the “Thief of Womanhood,” Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 1 in 5 women, and 70% of women with PCOS don’t even know they have thy disorder.
High levels of androgen hormones in women with PCOS can cause irregular cycles, acne, excess facial and body hair growth, and male-pattern hair loss. If left untreated, there is a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
Do other women in your family have PCOS? There is a genetic maternal and paternal link to PCOS if a family member has had PCOS, irregular periods, or diabetes.
Feeling frustrated by a misdiagnosis or unwanted answers? Misdiagnosis is common, as there is no single test for PCOS, and no two women are affected in the same way. Some women may not recognize the symptoms of PCOS, and others may experience missed or irregular cycles, unwanted facial hair or excess hair growth.
A diagnosis should be made using the “Rotterdam criteria”. PCOS is indicated if any 2 out of the following 3 criteria are met and other entities
To be diagnosed with PCOS by the Rotterdam criteria, a woman must have two of the following three manifestations:
- Irregular or absent ovulation
- Elevated levels of androgenic hormones
- Enlarged ovaries containing at least 12 follicles each Studies suggest that transvaginal ultrasound detects PCOS in about 75% of women with PCOS
** Other conditions with similar signs, such as androgen-secreting tumors or Cushing’s syndrome, must be ruled out.
Find a reproductive endocrinologist who will test you, as a base line for:
- blood pressure
- Fasting glucose
- Hemoglobin A1c
- Fasting lipid profile
- Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) Luteninizing hormone (LH), Free testosterone, Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). They should also test androgens DHEA, DHES and Androstenedione
- Estrogen levels
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) should be checked, as many women with PCOS have low thyroid.
- 25-hydroxyvitamin D – Many women with PCOS have low Vitamin D levels
- B12 level – Many women with PCOS have low B12 levels
Becoming a PCOS Diva
There is hope! The journey of diagnosis may be frustrating, frightening and never-ending, but so many women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can reduce their systems to live active, normal, healthy lives, and many women discover they can have children.
As a dedicated Certified PCOS Health Coach, I support women to become PCOS Diva’s through clean and healthy eating, meal planning, exercise, stress reduction, positive thinking, natural treatments and self-care.
View some testimonials from real women suffering from PCOS and what they had to say about the PCOS Diva programs.
My name is Kristine and I am 29 years old. My PCOS story really begins as a teenager; though I was not formally diagnosed at the time, with irregular periods, acne and extra hair growth. These symptoms continued in college along with my new habit of eating fast food late …
Having the PCOS Diva Meal Plan is very helpful. My weakness is planning and organizing our family meals. These plans allow me to be organized in the kitchen along with enhancing my cooking skills. The combination of the two have set me up for success. The dinners are amazing. My …
“Since using the PCOS Diva Meal Plans, I’m learning which foods are beneficial to my health. It is wonderful not having to do all the thinking about what’s for dinner. The plans have made me more aware of how to eat healthy without depriving myself of great tasting food.”