Albeit being a very common health condition amongst women of reproductive age, there is surprisingly a lot of confusion as to what the syndrome really entails. Dr. Rebecca Chilvers shares insight on what you need to know about PCOS and fertility.
Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of reproductive age suffer from PCOS. In the United States alone, 5 million women are currently affected by this condition. Dr. Sunny Jun, Co-Founder and Co-Medical Director of CCRM San Francisco speaks about lifestyle choices, PCOS, and the effects this has on fertility.
PCOS is a common cause of female infertility. The condition prevents consistent ovulation and is characterized by small cystic structures within the ovaries. Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, speaks about the varying degrees of PCOS, treating the condition, the journey to baby as a PCOS patient, and the role your eggs play in all of this.
Tessa Falk was in her early twenties and recently married when she was diagnosed with PCOS and Stage 4 Endometriosis. She speaks about the challenges she had to overcome in her path towards parenthood as a PCOS sufferer, and on the importance of support in coming to terms and dealing with this diagnosis.
PCOS is a medical condition characterized by excess androgens, ovulation dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Lakeisha W. Richardson on your OB-GYN appointment when PCOS is involved, its treatment, and its effects on fertility.