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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Woes

Pamela Brill | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Brill

I knew something was wrong with my lady parts when I was fully (very fully) developed at age 15 and had yet to start my periods. By this point, all of...

These Photos Prove There's No Shame In Women Having Facial Hair

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living

An Australian fitness blogger with polycystic ovary syndrome is getting the word out about the reality of living with the disorder in viral photos sho...

Mom Raising Money For Important Cause Discovers Son's Sweet Surprise

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Parents

While raising money for an event dedicated to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) awareness, Shelby E. realized she had a special donor: her 6-and-a-half...

Why Being Diagnosed With An Invisible Illness Can Be A Blessing In Disguise

Ashley Grof | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ashley Grof

Less than one year ago, it would have been difficult for me to come up with a reason how something positive could come from being diagnosed with an in...

Daisy Ridley Shares An Empowering Message On Endometriosis

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Daisy Ridley is one of many women who suffer from endometriosis -- and she's sick and tired (literally) of its debilitating effects. The "Star Wars" a...

Mother's Day -- the Double Edged Sword

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 05.07.2017 | Women
Veronica Montgomery

Across the US, mother's will be celebrated on Sunday, May 8. For many this is a wonderful day, where you feel treasured for all your years of hard work raising children, but for some women this is a really hard day to get through if you are suffering with infertility.

12 Mind-Blowing Stats Everyone Should Know About Infertility

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Getting pregnant, if at all possible, is a lot harder than most people think. While about 60 percent of couples will conceive without medical assistan...

13 Endometriosis Symptoms My Doctors Missed

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Bohanan

The crazy and frustrating thing is many of the doctors I saw did uncover symptoms of endometriosis with their exams and tests, they just didn't see their findings through to the end: to the cause of the symptoms and an accurate diagnosis.

Being Diagnosed With PCOS

Alexandra Starkovich | Posted 02.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Starkovich

Being diagnosed with PCOS doesn't necessarily mean I won't be able to have a baby, but it does mean it's going to be much harder if I am at all able. Harder to not only get pregnant, but keep a pregnancy.

And Baby Makes Three (If You Don't Count the Dog)

Anneliese Lawton | Posted 02.09.2017 | Parents
Anneliese Lawton

Growing up I had friends that wanted to be Teachers or Doctors, Musicians or Politicians - I wanted to be a Mom. Following my diagnosis of Polycystic ...

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked To PCOS In Eye-Opening New Study

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, are 59 percent more likely to give birth to a child with autism spectrum disorder than women...

Coping With The Monthly Reminder That I'm Not A Mom

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 11.12.2016 | Women
Nika C. Beamon

Cramping, bloating, a craving for salt and excessive fatigue let me know a week in advance that, once again, I've failed to become a mother.

Is Taking Birth Control Pills A Band-Aid Treatment For PCOS?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.31.2015 | Healthy Living

I remember in my early training that the first question to ask a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome was: "Are you trying to get pregnant?" If no, ...

The Problem With Conventional Medicine's Treatment of Menstrual Symptoms and Female Infertility

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

According to the CDC, approximately 10 percent of women between the ages of 15-44 have, shall we say, less than optimal fertility levels. Before trying to conceive, many of these women know that something's up just by noticing that their menstrual cycle isn't as consistent as it should be.

Exercise And Weight Loss Could Help Fertility In Women With PCOS

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility may increase their odds of conception if they exercise and lo...

From PCOS to Breast Cancer: Understanding the Epidemic of Hormone Failure

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

As we all stop to think about breast cancer and cancer prevention, begin your cancer prevention plan by understanding the concepts, your hormones and your risks -- at any age.

How Women Can Be Pregnant Without Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents

On a July Tuesday two years ago, Michelle Mulvehill was visiting a friend who mentioned that she looked tired. Mulvehill agreed that she had not been ...

5 Ways Teens With PCOS Can Survive The School Year

Monica Leftwich | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Monica Leftwich

PCOS is a very bothersome and complex disorder for women. It's a condition of the endocrine system caused mainly by follicles growing on the ovaries. These follicles throw hormonal levels out of whack, often producing higher than usual testosterone levels.

This Is The Face Of Pregnancy

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 09.15.2016 | Parents
Whitney Lloyd

In seven short months, l'll labor to bring another sweet face into this world. I'll say my last first "hello" to my newborn. I'll become a mother again for the last time.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

4 Frustrating Facts About PCOS... and What They Mean for You

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Huhman

These are some of the most notable symptoms of one of the most common hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorders found in women: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). So, what is PCOS exactly?

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Melissa Miles McCarter

Women like me face Mother's Day with shades of shame, despair and silence. So, I would like to take this opportunity to speak up and share with those who know someone who has infertility or are experiencing it themselves. Here is what I wish someone had told me about about the disease.

To The Women Who Aren't Mothers On Mother's Day

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 05.08.2017 | Women
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

The week leading up to Mother's Day is always painful for a woman who wants nothing more than to know the joy that she sees many of the friends in her peer group sharing on their Facebook news feeds.

Hedging My Baby Bets: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

Shannon Deep | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Shannon Deep

Turning 27 last month has put me in a weird headspace. It's a headspace where I'm thinking about things like 5-year plans and IRAs and making monthly budgets and getting a credit card with relevant airline miles. It's also a headspace where I'm looking at said credit card and thinking about how it would feel to put a cycle of egg freezing on it.

The Most Common Cause Of Infertility Could Be Treated With Diet

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Q: I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and heard that some people manage it through a low-carb diet. Is that true, and should I try it? A: The sh...