A woman on the Choice Moms Over 40 discussion board asked women to weigh in on her concerns about using Bravelle to try to conceive.
I came across Emma’s story in a blog that mentioned my Choosing Single Motherhood book, and she gave me permission to excerpt her story here. You can read her full blog here.
More Choice Moms are looking into embryo donation these days, perhaps because international adoption doors once open to single women seem closed right now because of protracted governmental regulatory issues. Here are a few things you should know about this growing family-building option:
Hi! I am a "thinker" with PCOS. I am definitely not the poster child for PCOS. I never experienced symptoms until my early 20s and I am not overweight. I am 28 in a few weeks and have been diagnosed with PCOS since January 2009. I will start from the beginning (this may be a little long).
Women on the Choice Mom discussion board are talking to each other this week about dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). About 1 in 10 women find out eventually, often when they are unsuccessfully trying to conceive, that they suffer from PCOS, which is largely a hormonal imbalance.
Many Choice Moms-in-the-making are dismayed to learn later in the game that they suffer from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is one of the leading factors of female infertility. PCOS affects approximately 1 in every 10 women, and of those, about 45 percent experience fertility challenges.
submitted by Tania Tod, R.N., a blogger on her own fertility journey
If you suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), obesity and weight gain are common side effects. It can be hard to stabilize your blood sugar and maintain a healthy body weight, because of insulin resistance. But there are natural things you can do in order to control the side effects of PCOS and to lose weight — both of which will improve your odds when trying to conceive.