Model Romee Strijd Expecting Her First Child After Struggling With Fertility Issues

Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd and longtime boyfriend Laurens van Leeuwen are expecting their first child.

“WE’RE HAVING A BABY 💗 2 years ago I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years. I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream,” she shared in a post on Instagram and in a YouTube video.

After some research, Strijd found a way to fight PCOS.

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“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. I never felt mentally super stressed so it was hard to understand this, but my life consisted of travelling all the time (no biorhythm), working out every day, eating super clean (restricting foods),” she noted. “I think I pressured my body to much, and honestly every body is so different but I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant travelling.”

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WE’RE HAVING A BABY 💗 2 years ago I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years. 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. I never felt mentally super stressed so it was hard te understand this, but my life consisted of travelling all the time (no biorhythm), working out every day, eating super clean (restricting foods). I think I pressured my body to much, and honestly every body is so different but I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling. 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 im such a family person). I’m so happy and grateful to say that I got my period back last november AND that WE’RE SOON A FAMILY OF THREE ❤ ❤❤❤ & 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 to much 😚

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She ended up doing “less high intensity training,” she stopped restricting food, was “nice to myself” and would “take breaks when needed.”

“I also tried some natural supplements, acupuncture and we got a place back in the Netherlands,” she added.

Strijd finished her post saying, “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 to much.”

Strijd and van Leeuwen have been together since 2010.

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