PCOS

If you’re a woman who’s trying to get pregnant, or simply taking an interest in your health, then it’s well worth your while to get informed about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It affects as many as 10% of women in the UK, it can impact your physical health, mental health and fertility, so what is PCOS, and what does it mean for you? Read our articles below that will answer many of the questions you have regarding managing symptoms and getting pregnant with PCOS.

Real-life stories from OvuSense users and essential information from fertility experts

  1. Dr. Alison Gottschalk Answers Your PCOS Questions

    Dr. Alison Gottschalk Answers Your PCOS Questions!

    PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility in women, and in fact, the condition impacts about 1 in 10 women. To learn more about this all too common condition, we recently connected with Dr. Alison Gottschalk, a Hormone and PCOS Fertility Naturopathic Doctor, to answer questions about PCOS from those in the fertility community.

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  2. Top 5 Things to Consider Before Trying to Conceive with PCOS

    Guest Blog: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Trying to Conceive with PCOS

    PCOS is thought to be the most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. When it comes to PCOS, some of the major symptoms include: irregular cycles, weight gain, and symptoms of high testosterone. Hormonal imbalances can lead to difficulty with fertility, but with the support of your medical team a healthy pregnancy is achievable. If you are thinking about growing your family, here are five things to consider before trying to conceive.

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  3. Kelly Keating PCOS Living

    Guest Blog: Kelly Keating on The Lessons She Learned From Being Diagnosed with PCOS

    Kelly Keating, founder of PCOS Living, shares the lessons she learned about health and becoming an advocate for herself after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Keep reading to learn more about Kelly's experience.

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  4. User Testimonial: Lisa’s Path to Motherhood Using OvuSense to Track PCOS and Irregular Cycles

    User Testimonial: Lisa’s Path to Motherhood Using OvuSense to Track PCOS and Irregular Cycles

    Lisa started using birth control as a teenager to cope with uncomfortable and irregular periods before she was ultimately diagnosed with PCOS. Read more about her experience and how OvuSense gave her the right information about her cycle to help her achieve motherhood. 

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  5. Testimonial: How OvuSense Helped Maggie Learn She Wasn’t Ovulating

    Testimonial: How OvuSense Helped Maggie Learn She Wasn’t Ovulating

    After trying to get pregnant naturally for a year with no success, Maggie took matters into her own hands and diagnosed herself with PCOS. 

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  6. Testimonial: Doctors told Roxy she’d never have kids naturally, but she had a different idea

    Testimonial: Doctors told Roxy she’d never have kids naturally, but she had a different idea

    Roxy R. has PCOS, and was always told she would never have kids. Taking this statement as a call to action, she worked hard to change her lifestyle to give her the best possible chance of conception. Thanks to using OvuSense, she is sharing her success story.

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  7. The Road to Understanding Infertility

    The Road to Understanding Infertility

    While many women aren’t diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) until later in life, some women find out as they are first starting their period – often without a proper explanation of what this means for their health or future fertility.

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  8. Testimonial: Helen M. Shares How OvuSense Helped Her Feel In Control

    Testimonial: Helen M. Shares How OvuSense Helped Her Feel In Control

    Helen began using OvuSense in December 2017. Shortly after, she split with her partner and decided to move ahead with donor sperm to try and conceive. Throughout her fertility treatments, Helen used OvuSense to give her a feeling of control.

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  9. Fertility Nurse Kate Davies Explains PCOS Signs to Watch for in Dr. Oz

    Fertility Nurse Kate Davies Explains PCOS Signs to Watch for in Dr. Oz

    Our fertility nurse consultant, Kate Davies, RN, BSc(Hons), FP Cert, spoke with the Dr. Oz show about 7 signs of PCOS that you should not ignore. According to Kate, it can take up to 13 years on average to receive a definitive diagnosis of PCOS. A few of the symptoms you should look out for include… 

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  10. PCOS Awareness Month: Highlighting our PCOS Warriors

    PCOS Awareness Month: Highlighting our PCOS Warriors

    September marks PCOS Awareness Month, an event that is near to our hearts as many OvuSense users are currently struggling with PCOS. Over the past year, we’ve featured some users with PCOS on our blog. We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight their stories as PCOS Warriors.

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