PCOS

Picture this: your period is late. You take a pregnancy test, hoping this could (finally) be the month, and it comes up negative. You’re...

Whitney Welsh •Jan 10, 2023

PCOS

If you have ever suffered from absent or irregular periods – also known as Amenorrhea – you know how frustrating it can be. Without...

Taneia Surles •Dec 21, 2022

If you have a love/hate relationship with hormonal birth control, you are not alone. Whether you started birth control to regain control of your...

Whitney Welsh •Nov 18, 2022

The world of fertility meds can be a confusing and overwhelming place. With so many different treatment protocols and pharmaceutical options available, it’s vital...

Lindsey Williams •Nov 16, 2022

Reproductive diseases like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), interstitial cystitis, and endometriosis can make family planning more challenging. Another lesser-known condition many women face is uterine fibroids, which can not only cause pain and discomfort but can also lead to potential fertility complications.  Between 20-70 percent of women will develop fibroids during their reproductive years, and they're almost always harmless, but that doesn't mean you should ignore them. For patients with fibroids looking to expand their family, it’s essential to understand the potential risks that may arise before, during, and after pregnancy.   Here’s what you should know about...

Taneia Surles •Oct 27, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, it’s likely you have also heard some diet advice (perhaps unsolicited). PCOS can not only be painful but also confusing – especially if you’re trying to conceive. But what if there was an easier way to optimize your fertility without drastically overhauling your lifestyle? What are the worst foods for PCOS? The answer might not be what you think. Keep reading to learn the truth about some common PCOS myths, as well as advice on how to track your ovulation with accuracy despite a PCOS diagnosis.  1. You should...

Whitney Welsh •Sep 28, 2022

As someone who has spent the better part of 5 years trying to conceive with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I am here to tell you that you are not alone if you are frustrated with your body. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS, affects 6-12% of U.S. women of reproductive age. Due to excessive production of hormones called androgens, women with PCOS may experience a variety of symptoms, including ovarian cysts, irregular or absent menstrual cycles, acne, obesity, insulin resistance, excessive facial hair growth, and/or male-pattern hair loss. For me, my PCOS manifests itself...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 20, 2022

When you’re trying to get pregnant, your whole life can feel consumed by questions. Even if you have access to amazing care, doctors you love, and super-supportive friends and family (#blessed), you inevitably always. have. questions. And oftentimes, the answers to these questions only bring up more questions. I’ve been there. As someone who struggled with infertility and pregnancy loss for two-and-a-half years, I know that these questions can feel super overwhelming...and they might not be things you want to ask your doctor, your friends, or even your spouse.  That's why I co-founded Cofertility — a...

Arielle Spiegel •Sep 14, 2022

Sponsored by Organon. Photo not of a real patient. Kristyn Hodgdon is an IVF mom, proud fertility advocate, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Rescripted. This article is the opinion of the author and reflects the author's views. The author is not a healthcare professional.  When it comes to trying – and struggling – to get pregnant, knowing what to be aware of and realizing ongoing symptoms in your body might be indicative of a larger diagnosis can be incredibly helpful. Have you or your doctor ever noticed any of the following symptoms? ·       Ovarian cysts...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 7, 2022

The aftermath of miscarriage is a part of the recovery that is often overlooked. Women are told to expect a heavy period and to bleed for a few weeks, but often they are not given the tools necessary for coping with the fact that they have lost a child. When my reproductive endocrinologist told me that I was miscarrying our first pregnancy, all he said was that I should expect to have a really bad day and that I could try again after my first period. There was no advice on how to get through the...

Arden Cartrette •Sep 5, 2022
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