Intuition is a natural gift we all have inside of us. It is the ability to understand immediately, without reasoning. The instinctive voice that guides you to be true to yourself and offers clarity when you are seeking answers. In particular, it can be a powerful tool in helping us better understand our health and what our body truly needs to achieve optimal wellbeing.
Having symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can make life feel anything but normal. Having no idea if or when your period is on its way, abnormal hair growth, acne, fatigue and difficulty maintaining a healthy weight can all cause extreme distress. If you do start trying to conceive, those first few months can feel like you’re chasing a moving target, and that’s assuming you’re actually ovulating (which not everyone with PCOS does). It all adds up to a decreased quality of life that many women have a hard time finding answers and solutions for.
“Yea, that’s normal.”
A common, though not comforting, refrain pregnant women often hear when they tell a doctor or a midwife about the ever-changing symptoms they experience throughout the 9 months they’re sharing their body with another human. As a first-timer, I was particularly upset when I heard this from my midwife as I described the sharp, shooting pain running down my backside any time I moved. I had heard it in my other visits when I answered the question, “so, how are you feeling?” but this time was different – this was completely debilitating, and it being normal wasn’t going to cut it.