Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd is going to be a mama!
“WE’RE HAVING A BABY,” the model posted to social media, boasting her baby bump in a Cult Gaia dress.
Two years ago, she was diagnosed with PCOS (according to Romee) after “not getting my period for seven years.” She was afraid that after the diagnosis that it would be impossible to start a family.
“I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream. I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way..”
“I started to research PCOS and came to the conclusion that mine was not the typical PCOS. Mine was because of my body being in fight or flight mode… which means my body was under constant stress,” Romee went on to share.
“I never felt mentally super stressed so it was hard to understand this, but my life consisted of traveling all the time (no biorhythm), working out every day, eating super clean (restricting foods). I think I pressured my body [too] much, and honestly, everybody is so different but I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling.”
The supermodel continued, saying: “This was the point where I started to research natural healing for PCOS and came to the conclusion that I should do way less high-intensity training, don’t restrict foods, be nice to myself, and take breaks when needed.”
“I also tried some natural supplements, acupuncture and we got a place back in the Netherlands as well, so we could spend more time with family (since I’m such a family person).”
This past November, Romee revealed she was able to get her period and now her family is about to expand.
“To the women trying to conceive, believe in yourself and be nice for yourself and your body, and don’t let those thoughts get to you [too] much,” she ended her post.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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