Optimal Prenatal and Pregnancy Care with PCOS
Optimal Prenatal and Pregnancy Care with PCOS [Expert Interview]

belly of a pregnant woman isolatedMost women with PCOS struggle with fertility; I know I did.  I frequently hear from women who are not only concerned about getting pregnant, but about maintaining a healthy pregnancy. I am often asked if there are there increased risks in pregnancy with PCOS and whether supplements help. My recent conversation with Rebecca Murray, APRN, outlined many ways that women can best prepare for pregnancy as well as what they can do to enjoy a healthy, issue-free pregnancy.  During our 45 minute interview, Rebecca’s integrative approach to fertility touched on important topics including:

  • 3 things to do before you even think about getting pregnant
  • Tests you should consider before and during pregnancy
  • Progesterone related miscarriage and how to prevent it
  • Supplements you should take during pregnancy
  • Managing your risk of gestational diabetes
  • The link between preeclampsia and magnesium deficiency

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Rebecca Murray APRN 001Rebecca Murray, APRN, FNP, CDE is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 28 years of experience who  specializes in the “Integrative Approach” to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of medical problems.  Her areas of specialty include: Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance, obesity/weight management, evaluation/management and prevention of diabetes (area of certification), hormonal imbalances/PCOS, risk reduction of estrogen-related cancers, and “medical nutrition therapy” for multiple health related problems.

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She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at Yale University (Adjunct Faculty), a preceptor for Yale University FNP students at the West Side School Based Health Center and has her own private practice in Groton, CT specializing in Holistic and Integrative Medicine.  She has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals (including the CEU program on PCOS for an NP journal) and serves on local, regional, and state-wide task forces.

If you would like more information or would like to contact her for a private consultation, email wardmurrayhcc@yahoo.com.

 

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  • Lymore Hauptman

    thanks for this interview amy. rebecca recommends the designs for health pre-natal vitamin and also all these other supplements. i hate swallowing pills and i want to start preparing for baby #2 (pregnancy #3), so wondering if the magnesium and folate levels in the prenatal are enough, or would i need to take additionals. also, i miscarried on my first pregnancy attempt and i had a feeling it was because of my low progesterone, so the 2nd time i insisted on taking progesterone during the first tri-mester and i carried my daughter to 37.4 weeks. wonder if she came a bit early because of my hormonal imbalance. she was born at 5lbs. hmmm. anyway, hoping for a successful pregnancy this time around too! thanks for all you do!

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