From Confusion to Confidence

Finding that inner strength takes time and self-advocacy takes different shapes for different people – the best way to be your own advocate is the way you feel comfortable. But if you’re like me, sometimes you have to ask yourself, “what happened and what can be done to help?”

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PCOS Resources

According to WomensHealth.gov, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, more commonly known as PCOS, is a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones and one of the leading causes of infertility among women of child-bearing age. According to us, it’s an unwelcome interloper on many women’s path to parenthood.

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Fertility Friendly Habits to Try This Fall

If you plodded through most of 2019, dragging yourself out of bed for testing and treatment over the course of many months and cycles, you may be looking at this Fall as a new start. While you’re dealing with what you can’t change, it may help to create new, fertility-friendly habits to help you deal with the day-to-day grind.

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Decoding: PCOS

Advances in technology have revolutionized genetic research. We are now able to search across the entire genome for variants associated with diseases, including disorders that can affect fertility, like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

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Let’s Talk about PCOS

In reality, PCOS is a lifelong condition. Doctors cited cases – though rare – in which premature hair growth, likely connected to PCOS, started in females as young as four. Additionally, the idea that a women can’t have PCOS because they no longer have their periods is just untrue.

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Does Your Doctor Get You?

When you were little, you probably loved the pediatrician who gave you a lollypop after shots. When you got older, your gynecologist (if you’re lucky) was always there with solid advice about whatever was up for you – including info on how to avoid getting pregnant.

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Delivering My Son

By Brad Wilson, PhD I was a third-year medical student at the beginning of the OB/GYN rotation when I first had the idea of delivering my son. I told my wife about the idea, then we talked about it with our OB/GYN. Our doctor was very supportive of the idea as many...

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Planned vs. Unplanned Childhood

By Brian Ring At times it is necessary for me to remind my older sister that I was the planned child. This is usually in response to her remembering a parental birthday or some other surprising feat of filial devotion. Anyone with a brother or sister will acknowledge...

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