My PCOD Story: Conceiving & Managing Postpartum

PCOS presented hurdles in conceiving, but Hormone-Balancing Foods, a Diabetic Diet, Regular Exercise, and Sufficient Sleep aided in conception and postpartum management.

Harleen Kaur
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My PCOD Story: Conceiving & Managing Postpartum

My PCOD Story: Conceiving & Managing Postpartum

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) posed significant challenges in my life, especially on the path to conceiving and managing my health post-baby. However, by implementing specific lifestyle changes and embracing a holistic approach, I've been able to navigate through the complexities of PCOD successfully.

Pre-Conception: Managing PCOD Challenges

Before conceiving, managing PCOD felt like an uphill battle. I made dietary changes for PCOD  Management with a nutrition food pyramid as follows:-

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  • Adopting the Traffic Light Colors Diet
    • Green (Go): Embracing nutrient-rich foods like vibrant fruits, dry fruits and vegetables.
    • Yellow (Moderation): Yellow light foods include pasta, rice, bread, tortillas, noodles, eggs, lean meat, chicken, low-fat yoghurt, nuts and seeds, olive oil, soy foods, whole grains, fish, low-fat cheese, and vegetable oil. (should be included in moderation)
    • Red (Caution): Avoiding sugars and processed foods. Reducing sugar intake is crucial in managing PCOS.
  • Following a Diabetic Diet: Adhering to a diabetic-friendly diet, which focuses on low glycemic index foods, helps in controlling insulin levels and weight management. Replacing refined bread, and pasta with whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, oats, and barley. Eat healthy fats and proteins like Nuts, legumes, and green vegetables like beans, and peas.
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Foods to eat and avoid in PCOS(Diabetic diet)
  • Incorporate Hormone-Balancing Foods Like:
    • Flax Seeds
    • Fennel Seeds
    • Fenugreek Seeds (Methi Dana)
    • Cinnamon
    • Turmeric
    • Chia Seeds
    • Avocado
    • Cruciferous Vegetables like  Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts.
    • Berries
    • Green Tea
    • Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts)
    • Leafy Greens
  • Limit Dairy and Animal Products: Cutting down on dairy and certain animal products can be beneficial as they might influence hormone levels, particularly IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1) production in the body.
  • , promoting better hormone regulation and overall health.
  • Opt for Raw Vegetables and Fruits: Including raw vegetables and fruits like cucumbers and tomatoes in your diet ensures a high intake of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Journey to Conception and Postpartum Management

During my journey to conception, I made a few lifestyle changes like:-

  • Regular Exercise: Exercise became my companion. Thirty minutes of daily workouts significantly improved my overall health, managed my weight, and contributed positively to handling stress levels.
  • Stress management became a priority. Meditation and yoga not only helped me relax but also supported hormonal balance, an essential factor in managing PCOS symptoms.
  • Quality sleep of around 7-9 hours per night played a crucial role in regulating my hormones and ensuring I was physically and emotionally prepared for the journey ahead.


My journey with PCOD has been challenging. However, by adopting a holistic approach to lifestyle changes – from diet modifications focusing on specific foods to embracing exercise, stress reduction, and prioritizing sleep – I've been able to manage PCOS symptoms effectively.

Every individual's journey with PCOD is unique. Seeking professional medical advice and tailoring lifestyle adjustments to personal needs played a crucial role in my success. By embracing these changes consistently, I've not only managed PCOS but also embarked on the fulfilling journey of motherhood with a better understanding of my body's needs.



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