Caitlin Johnson: Ovulation Tips for PCOS #64
10 September 2020
Caitlin Johnson (@pcosfertilitynutrition) is a registered dietitian who loves great food– and people even more! She started her own family naturally in spite of a PCOS diagnosis. Now she uses her experience, evidence-based nutrition, and expertise to guide other women with PCOS into healing and fertility. You can find her at www.pcosfertilitynutrition.com
In episode 64 of the podcast I speak with Caitlin all about to support ovulation with PCOS.
Ovulation is such an important part of our menstrual cycle, it is something we are often unaware of when growing up. We are told about our period, but not really about ovulation and the whole 28 day cycle. So it was really great having Caitlin on the podcast talking about the importance of ovulating regardless of whether you are looking to conceive or not and how to improve the frequency of ovulation.
Anovulation or a lack of ovulation is a common symptom of PCOS, because of the importance of ovulating, Caitlin provides tons of great information on how to find out if you are ovulating and tips on how to kick start ovulation.
- Caitlin's PCOS story
- Why do we need to focus on ovulation with PCOS? Why we should care about ovulation even if we aren't trying to conceive.
- What are the lab parameters that may be off to indicate ovulation is likely a problem?
- How to check if you are ovulation, what are the signs of ovulation
- What is spotting, why does it happen and what does it mean
- What can we do to improve chances/frequency of ovulation (diet/lifestyle/movement)
- What supplements have research behind them to help
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