PCOS

Turning Down a Shared Cycle

August 30th, 2013
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More and more fertility clinics are starting to offer shared-donor in-vitro fertilization cycles, where a woman agrees to donate some of her retrieved eggs to another patient in return for a reduced cost of her own IVF treatment. If the woman doesn’t yet have any children, or doesn’t have any biological children, this is a [...]

Estrogen and Cysts

July 14th, 2010
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When asked about the worst medication that I had to take when undergoing IVF, my surprising answer is – birth control pills. Of course, I didn’t love the shots, or hot flashes caused by other medicines, but the hormonal surges, caused by “the pill,” were by far the hardest to endure. I took birth control [...]

PCOS and the South Beach Diet

March 30th, 2010
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I have come to the realization that I like to find holistic treatments to infertility. After looking back at the majority of my posts it seems to be the trend, so don’t be surprised at the message of this one! My sister-in-law and I have a lot in common– we married James brothers, we are [...]

PCOS

April 8th, 2009
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If I hadn’t been having trouble conceiving I probably would have never been diagnosed with PCOS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is just one of the litany of problems that I bring to the table in efforts to conceive and one that long-term will probably have the most substantial impact on my health and well-being. [...]

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Overview – PCOS

February 6th, 2007
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I am not familiar with PCOS. I only know a couple of people who have it, both of whom have fertility problems as well. I had been wondering how to find out more info when, lo and behold, my February issue of Natural Health had an article titled, “Weighty Matters” by Lisa Drayer, MA, RD [...]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome II

March 20th, 2006

The reason I am using pearls to illustrate this, is that ovarian cysts (including the developing eggs, mind you) can look like pearls. And like pearls, there’s a certain amount of inflammation involved. I was doing research for a novel, totally unrelated, but I was reading a medical journal about PCOS where a bunch of [...]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS

March 16th, 2006

Nancy, our fearless editor, had a great post about her granddaughter’s astute observation of a correlation between fertility problems and obesity, and she mentioned how Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is probably one of the most common conditions and causes of female infertility. Interestingly, it is also secondarily related to obesity because it involves hormonal imbalances, [...]

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