Thanks to Dr. O'Leary I am going to be a first time mom.  When I was in my mid-twenties I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, an endocrine disorder that caused hormone imbalance and left me nearly infertile.  At age 27, I was told by a reproductive specialist that I had a 1% chance of achieving pregnancy on my own, and a 14% chance with medical intervention.  My husband and I immediately began trying to conceive and in the course of 7 months I endured an artificial insemination, multiple rounds of fertility treatments, and suffered two miscarriages.  I was worn out and couldn't do it anymore.  Three years went by and I didn't do anything about my condition, and so my PCOS symptoms started to worsen.  My OB/GYN suggested a couple of times to do laser ovarian drilling, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.  I decided I needed to try alternative medicine to treat the PCOS, before considering more drastic measures.

I first saw Dr. O'Leary in May of 2012.  I immediately felt comforted by her smile, her intelligence, and her "we'll fix this" confidence!  She warned me, "If we fix this (PCOS), you may get pregnant... is that ok?"  I said "of course", but I remember thinking "yeah right!".  We soon discovered I am gluten intolerant and she explained the connection it has to my hormone imbalance.  She also gave me a lot of material to help me learn to eat gluten-free, as well as put me on hormone and herbal supplements.  I went gluten free on June 1, 2012.  I then had monthly check ups to go over how I was feeling and to check my menstrual cycle.  She was always very encouraging, positive, and let me call the shots about my treatment.

Six months later, and much to my surprise, I was pregnant... on my own... without drugs... or even "trying"!  I called Dr. O'Leary and told her the shocking news.  She laughed and said "I told you!".  Dr. O'Leary's clear understanding of what is needed to treat the problem, not just band-aid the symptoms, is the reason I am not only having a perfectly healthy, text-book pregnancy, but my ovaries are also clear of cysts!  Words could never be enough to thank Dr. O'Leary!     ELISSA