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Ovulation, Intercourse Frequency and Tips for Getting Pregnant

Posted by PCOS Challenge, Inc. on March 24, 2015 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Are you experiencing challenges getting pregnant? There are a few things to consider with fertility issues and PCOS. Not every situation applies for each person or couple, but here are a few quick tips.

If you have been diagnosed with PCOS and have been trying to conceive for six months or…



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Dr Daniel Dumesic Much of the information about PCOS focuses on weight loss,
but what if you are a lean woman with PCOS?

Dr. Daniel Dumesic joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about lean women with PCOS. Dr. Dumesic is Professor and Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Welcome to PCOS Challenge

PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 women, yet most people are uninformed about the condition. PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility and the most common endocrine disorder in younger women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing PCOS and all the symptoms associated with it.

The best way to manage PCOS is to mentally prepare ourselves for life-long behavioral changes and adjust our lives so that we are living the healthiest way possible. That is what the PCOS Challenge will do for us. The PCOS Challenge is a program that brings women with PCOS together to support each other in the difficult journey to turning our lives around and trying to reverse PCOS.


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Join Over 27,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. With over 27,000 members, we are one of the largest and most active support organizations for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome worldwide. We touch the lives of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through cable television and radio programming, online and offline support groups, and education and awareness initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, we've helped many women find answers that have helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.


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Karie replied to Amber West's discussion 31 yeara old, diagnosed at 14, didn't understand how much PCOS would effect my life later on!!!
"Hi.. your symptoms sound exactly like mine. My husband and I trid to get pregnant with no success. I took metiformin and clomid. Every month I took a blood test to see if I was ovulating and each time the results came back negative. I stopped taking…"
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Sarah Katherine Ferrell commented on Julie Tanner's blog post Help with weight loss
"Low-carb and AT LEAST 30 minutes of cardio a day. May sound excessive but it is effective! It is tough because EVERYTHING has carbs!! All of the good stuff has lots of carbs! Look up PCOS diet support. It offers tons of support and meal plans and…"
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Sarah Katherine Ferrell commented on Ashley's blog post Maybe...just maybe.
"I have my fingers crossed for you!! I so hope your dream becomes a reality! I say the same as you, if I can just have one then I will be fine. Keep us posted! Good luck!! :)"
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31 yeara old, diagnosed at 14, didn't understand how much PCOS would effect my life later on!!!

Started by Amber West in Introductions. Last reply by Karie 1 hour ago. 24 Replies

My name is Amber and I'll be 32 in February. I've been happily married for 5 years (and very unhappily infertile). I was diagnosed at age 14, but definitely had NO idea the pain this disease would…Continue

My 4-Hour Long Electrolysis Session

Started by Monica Leftwich in Hair and Skin Issues with PCOS. Last reply by Monica Leftwich Dec 17, 2014. 6 Replies

The main thing I need to say is why in the world did it take so long for me to make this decision!I have the most annoying, thick dark hairs on my chin and neck and I simply grew weary of looking at…Continue

Metformin versus birth control.

Started by Jessica Barbour-Bright in Depression and Mental Health with PCOS. Last reply by Tasmin Jan 5. 13 Replies

I despise the way birth control makes me feel "insane," but the metformin isn't doing it's job completely. My periods are still extremely painful, and somewhat heavy. Has anyone else experienced…Continue

PCOS and Infertility-Don't Give Up Hope

Started by Kit in PCOS and Fertility. Last reply by Kit Feb 8. 30 Replies

To all of you women suffering from PCOS and your loved ones going through the infertility track with you don't give up. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 14. My doctor always told me that I would get…Continue


New PCOS Study

University of Cambridge researchers are studying how hormonal conditions, like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), affect behaviour and development.

If you are a mother with PCOS, we would love to hear from you. You can help us learn more about behaviours and traits by taking some online questionnaires about yourself and your child.

Contact the study coordinator, Adriana Cherskov at pcos_study@
or by telephone at
+44 01223 746157.

Want to take part?
Find the study website at pcos.cambridgepsychology

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