I'm actually in a situation similar to yours. I was diagnosed with PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome last year. Have your dr. do some bloodwork to check your hormone levels, if your estrogen is too low that could be a factor. Maca is great for balancing hormone levels. Hope that helps! Good Luck! :)
I have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years now, I have changed my diet from vegetarian to vegan for a year, now I am on a mostly vegan diet( gluten allergies and hormones have pushed me off for the time being) :-( Anyways the doctors see nothing wrong with me and yet I have never had a normal period unless I was on the pill. about the time i started going vegan I had horrible breakouts which I never have had and am still trying to get rid of the acne. I am trying not to get frusterated with my hormones but I am constantly struggling with this. I do not eat a lot of soy and eat a pretty balanced diet.
I have started taking supplements, evening primrose oil and chaste tree berry. I am also going to incorporate maca soon. anyway this has been such a struggle and I also want to just be normally hormonally balanced more than getting pregnant right now. Although I do want to get pregnant but just getting a hold of this would be life changing .
if anyone has any information for me or help it would greatly be appreciated. And I am hoping to join you all again in the vegan lifestyle but as of right now I am just trying to find the right balance for my body.
I would actually be very curious to see if my problem could have been solved by becoming vegan earlier. I was mostly vegetarian for many years but I didn't fully commit to be vegan until after my son was born.
Here is my story and maybe it could help. I had my daughter in 2003 with absolutely no issues. Two years later I had three consecutive miscarriages. I had every test done on me via bloodwork and more invasive tests as well. I wasn't diagnosed until I saw a hemotologist that has a lot of experience with women's fertility. She said the problem I had was that I had a Cardiolipin antibody and Thrombophilias which was causing my blood to clot and for me to miscarry. They had me do a lot of things which was probably overkill but I listened. I was put on progesterone at the very beginning of my next pregnancy as well as baby aspirin, extra folic acid and had to give myself shots of blood thinners throughout my pregnancy. I have to say I am very curious now whether I still have the condition and whether being vegan would have fixed it, but with that said, I have an AMAZING three year old boy that I wouldn't give up for the world so it was worth all of that stuff. They told me the condition was never a threat to my own health and since I'm not planning on having another child I've never been retested for the condition. Consider seeing a hemotologist. If you live in NYC I can give you the name of mine. Good luck!
I have was recently educated by the owner of a new local health store called Phountain. He went into his whole speech about when you balance the PH of your body you get sick less, you have more energy ect. ect. He also mentioned that that people with acidic PH levels have a hard time concieving whether it be the woman or the man or both. Your body becomes acidic with certain foods that you put in(caffeine, meat, dairy). The more green foods you eat the more alkaline your body becomes. He also sells PH water that I have started drinking and its clearing up my acne that I have been battling for years. I think this guy is onto something. It's worth a shot....after all its water and greens! Hope this helps!
My friend has a doctor that is more holistic than practical and they suggested to use GNC's fertility blend. It's $40 and there is one for men and one for women.
My friend was trying to concieve for 4 years and after just a few weeks of using this herbal blend she popped up pregnant! She was also working on relaxing and staying positive instead of stressing out about it.
I don't know if it's vegan because when I searched the ingredients, they are labeled as "can be derived from animal or plants." I bet you could call company if you google the contact number. I hope this helps. Life is precious.
I do remember reading somewhere in my searches that women following a vegan get pregnant easier, have less complications, and that their babies are less likely to have certain types of diseases. Unfortunately, I don't know where I had read this to refer you to--but you may want to do more of your own research on it.