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PCOS and How it Affects Your Fertility and Pregnancy with Doreen Block and Dr. Aumatma Simmons


What is PCOS and how does it affect fertility?  Today we will discuss PCOS – Polycystic ovarian syndrome and how it impacts infertility and pregnancy.  If you have PCOS, this conversation will give you information on how to advocate for your best pregnancy.  As we dive into this topic, we will examine the role the environment plays on the endocrine system and on hormones in general.  After having this conversation, I actually went through my beauty products and cleaning supplies and got rid of many of them.  As I learned more about this subject, I realized how delicate our bodies are and how outside factors can greatly influence our health, especially when looking at PCOS.  

We welcome Doreen Block and Dr. Aumatma Simmons on this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies.   Doreen Bloch is the Founder of ELLEMENT, the first personalized prenatal supplement company. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 CEO who has pioneered a patent-pending prenatal supplement solution after discovering the challenges with bioavailability and customization from every other prenatal on the market.  Dr. Aumatma is a double board-certified Naturopathic Doctor & Endocrinologist, in practice for close to 15 years. She specializes in fertility and is the best-selling author of two books: “Fertility Secrets: What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Baby-Making” and “(In)Fertility: Struggles, Secrets, & Successes.”

Doreen recommends that new parents trust their instincts.  She reminds them that this is their journey and they know what is best for their families. Dr. Aumatma suggests that parents consider removing toxins from their environment as soon as possible, even before conception.  She acknowledges that this can be an overwhelming task and advices to take it slow.  She recommends starting with one change and then slowly altering habits.  This is a big topic, however, I really appreciate how this discussion is easy to follow and understand.  I think you will get a lot out of it!

In this episode you will learn:

  • How PCOS impacts fertility.
  • How it impacts pregnancy. 
  • How to manage the risks of PCOS. 
  • About the impact it has on breastfeeding.
  • About the symptoms of PCOS.
  • About the risk factors of PCOS.
  • About the treatment for PCOS.
  • Strategies to lower the risk of PCOS.
  • About the role of Inositol / CoQ10 and other supplements. 
  • A piece of advice Doreen and Dr. Aumatma would like to offer new and expectant parents.

About Doreen and Dr. Aumatma:

Doreen Bloch is the Founder of ELLEMENT, the first personalized prenatal supplement company. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 CEO who has pioneered a patent-pending prenatal supplement solution after discovering the challenges with bioavailability and customization from every other prenatal on the market. Doreen is a graduate of UC Berkeley and holds a Nutrition Science certification from Stanford Medicine. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Dr. Aumatma is a double board-certified Naturopathic Doctor & Endocrinologist, in practice for close to 15 years. She specializes in fertility and is the best-selling author of two books: “Fertility Secrets: What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Baby-Making” and “(In)Fertility: Struggles, Secrets, & Successes.” Dr. Aumatma was awarded the “Best Naturopathic Medicine Doctor″ award locally in 2015 & 2020 and recognized as a top “Women In Medicine” Doctor in 2020 & 2021. Dr. Aumatma is also the Creator of Fertile Foundations™ supplements, a line of research-driven nutrients to support your fertility journey and the Host of the Egg Meets Sperm podcast. In addition to supporting couples through individualized care in person and long distance, Dr. Aumatma also trains practitioners who want to specialize in fertility. She has been featured as the holistic fertility expert on ABC, FOX, CBS, KTLA, MindBodyGreen, The Bump, along with being interviewed for countless podcasts on topics of fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum health.

Connect with Doreen and Dr. Aumatma:

Website (Doreen): helloellement.com

Instagram (Doreen): @helloellement

Website (Dr. Aumatma): holisticfertilityinstitute.com

Instagram (Dr. Aumatma): @holisticfetilitydoctor

Podcast (Dr. Aumatma): Egg Meets Sperm

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