In this episode, Nicola and Florence debunk a series of myths around HA recovery and fertility.
Myth 1 - You have permanently damaged your ovaries
FALSE! More on this in Episode 2 (HA Basics) and Episode 7 (Shanta's recovery story)
Myth 2 - Only 2 pc of HA patients CAN actually recover
Big fat no! Learn what No Period Now What? research shows for recovery rate!
Myth 3 - If you want to get pregnant, you will have to use fertility treatments
FALSE! Work on recovery and there is a high chance of natural pregnancy. More in NPNW Chapter on Getting Pregnant.
Myth 4 - No point to go all in if you are going to do fertility treatments anyway
FALSE! There is ALWAYS a point to going all in :)
More in Expecting better a book with literature review on undergaining vs overgaining during pregnancy.
Myth 5 - You need to “thicken your lining” before fertility treatments
MYTH! More on this in Episode 2
Myth 6 - Provera or BCP will jumpstart your cycles
MYTH! More on this at noperiod.info/provera and noperiod.info/progesterone
Myth 7 - Low AMH means you are going to have trouble getting pregnant
Learn more about this in the section in NPNW on diminished ovarian reserve.
Myth 8 - High AMH means you have PCOS
Nuanced. It can be associated but it is NOT part of the diagnostic criteria. More on this via noperiod.info/HAvsPCOS2 and Episode 5
Myth 9 - Clomid and Femara won’t work bc you have HA
Nuanced. Won't work with full-on HA, but can work after work on recovery. More on this in the book, chapter on Oral Meds.
Myth 10 - if you don’t respond to stimulations within X days, fertility treatments (with injections) will not work
Nuanced. Work closely with your RE on this, and learn more in NPNW Chapter on Injectables.
To find support in your HA recovery:
Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.
To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, go to http://noperiod.info/appointments