Guest blog introducing the PCOS Journal by Melissa Christie, Founder of PCOS Pathways.
As a woman with PCOS, I find I am usually treating my multitude of symptoms with a barrel full of treatment methods. There are the vitamins, the elixirs, the diets, yoga classes, oils and teas. Never forget the teas.
Through it all I have struggled to keep track of which treatment is actually affecting which symptom. So much so that this is a literal translation of my brain on a regular basis:
“Huh, has my acne improved?…I think it has…although it was pretty crappy last week…but I thought it was getting better before that…I can’t remember…maybe it’s the zinc I’ve been taking….or maybe it’s the yoga class I started last week…there was that afternoon where I had a magnesium bath, could that be it? Is magnesium my new hero?…oh but what about the zinc….*gasp* oh look at that cute little baby!…”
Is it just me?
Well I figured it isn’t just me and after suffering a devastating miscarriage, I started wondering about what could help us manage our PCOS, how we could track what is actually happening with our bodies, what treatment is working (or not) and how our symptoms are changing.
Through the multitude of thoughts came the idea to create The 2019 PCOS Journal. It’s a day planner designed specifically to help women with PCOS manage their journey and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
The journal is beautifully designed on full colour, quality thick paper and is filled with information about treatment methods, health tips, yoga poses, recipes, inspirational worksheets, quotes and charts for tracking your cycle, fertility, weight, symptoms and treatment methods. All specific to women with PCOS.
I need this journal! And I really feel like I’m not the only one. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a record of what is going on with your PCOS and ideas about how to move forward?
Something I love about the journal is that it doesn’t matter what PCOS journey you are on. You could be trying to conceive or not, you could be taking metformin, drinking Chinese tea, seeing an acupuncturist on the regular or doing nothing at all. The journal supports all women with PCOS, no matter your journey.
One in ten women have PCOS these days, at the very minimum and it is the world’s leading cause of infertility in women. We need dedicated support tools to help us manage it all.
For me, the journal is exactly that. It is a support tool, just for us.
The 2019 PCOS Journal will be available for pre-order from the 13th of February through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. As a stay at home mum with a small family income, a crowdfunding campaign is the only way I can make the journal a reality.
The way Kickstarter works is that I only receive the money raised if I raise my entire funding goal. It’s all or nothing. So if you want to own a copy of the journal, please pre-order one! You are getting a deal as the pre-order price is substantially lower than what it will be when it retails in September.
If you have any questions about the journal please feel so welcome to message me through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/pcosathways or contact me through my website www.pcospathways.com. And don’t forget to join my mailing list – you will be the first to know about the special pre-order price that is only available in limited quantity.
Thank you to Kate from Your Fertility Journey for being a supporter of The 2019 PCOS Journal. Kate – along with so many other incredible women and PCOS organisations – has been essential in getting the journal this far.