My apologies for the lack of activity lately - my family and I moved all the way across country (with my two little boys and a big crazy dog) to sunny southern California. I'm so excited to have accepted a new position with a fertility clinic there but the transition, to say it mildly, has been a challenge. We have finally settled in and I am so excited to be back at work here at About. Check back soon for new content this month and thanks for your patience!
Talking to your doctor about a chronic condition can sometimes be stressful. Many women even report having more questions at the end of their visit then they had at the beginning. If this is you, check out this guide to having meaningful conversations with your doctor about PCOS.
Metformin is a drug that is commonly prescribed, though off-label, for women with PCOS. Many studies have found that it helps correct insulin resistance, aids in weight loss and can even regulate ovulation when used with Clomid. But should you continue to take it if you become pregnant? Check out this information about taking metformin in early pregnancy.
Sorry for the slim pickings this month - I have been wrapped in some crazy stuff going on in my personal life. It's good news but slightly terrifying at the same time...
Anyway, since February is American Heart Month, I decided to focus my new content on heart disease and it's relationship with PCOS. Check out these two new pieces and stay tuned next month for the rest of the series!
I published several new pieces of content this month. In case you missed anything, here is a summary of the most current content on the About PCOS site.
Are you familiar with our PCOS message boards? Now up and running, it's a great place to meet other women with PCOS, get support from somebody who understands what you're going through, and get your burning questions answered. So come on in and introduce yourself!
Before we head into 2013, I have a few new pieces of content for you:
A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family!
Have you thought about making your New Years Resolution yet? Even if you don't set formal resolutions, it's a good time of year to think about your life and the direction you want to take it. Check out these tips for making(and more importantly, keeping) your New Years resolution.
Happy New Year!
First, let me say that I love the holiday season. I love baking and planning holiday meals. I love decorating and setting up the Christmas tree. This year I even planned on making most of my family gifts since I learned to crochet while on maternity leave. The one thing I always forget though, is just how stressful the holiday season can be. I am seriously wishing that it's Christmas already!
As we move past Thanksgiving, it's time to start think about getting ready for the holiday season and the New Year. I've written several new articles this month about just that. Check these out for some suggestions on sailing through this holiday season, stress free!