It is estimated that as many as 1 in 10 women in the UK suffer from PCOS, making it one of the most common causes of infertility. According to our consultant Dr Arpita Ray, Regional Lead Consultant, women with PCOS may find it more challenging to conceive, due to an imbalance of sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which may lead to irregular or absent periods. Other symptoms of this increasingly common condition may include ovarian cysts, acne, excess hair and obesity, but also none of these.
September is PCOS Awareness Month, with PCOS charities and organisations, such as Verity in the UK and PCOS Awareness Association in the US, aiming to raise awareness and increase understanding of the condition. If you would like advice on how PCOS may impact fertility do get in touch.
Improving fertility for PCOS patients
Posted - January 15, 2019
Major causes of female infertility
Posted - June 1, 2018
Free consultation with a Bourn Hall fertility nurse specialist
Posted - May 3, 2018
Recipes to help overcome PCOS and improve fertility
Posted - September 14, 2017
Children for Lucy after 10 years brings hope to those with PCOS
Posted - October 31, 2016
PCOS meant 10 year wait for baby
Posted - July 22, 2016
Getting pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome
Posted - January 8, 2016
Overcoming infertility caused by PCOS
Posted - May 15, 2015
I was told at 16 I had PCOS and would never have children
Delighted to welcome this little pear Hayley writes "We would like to introduce our twin girls, born 21st January 2019. Winnie and Daphne were the result of a 4 year journey with Bourn Hall (Cambs), eventually a successful IVF cycle with 2 embryos helped make our dreams come true! Thank you to your amazing, especially the lovely nursing team, who always made us feel very comfortable ♥️
Still too early to announce our first baby following treatment at the new Wickford clinic, but there are a good number of bumps in progress. Here is an inside look at the clinic, its people and services - come on in. bit.ly/BHCWickford... See MoreSee Less
Rebecca Ward helps answer questions and is often asked about ways to fund IVF.
She gives advice about NHS funding - where that is available - and also explains how the Access Fertility refund packages work. On our fertility blog she explains how she can help and gives answers to some of the frequently asked questions. bit.ly/BournAccess
Best thing about Access Fertility refund programme is that it helps take the stress away from IVF treatment. This video gives an introduction and more information is given by Rebecca Ward in our blog bit.ly/BournAccess ... See MoreSee Less
Bourn Hall provides free fertility counselling at all stages of the journey - we spoke to Jackie, an independent fertility counsellor, about the types of counselling and what her job involves. If you would like to find out more about working for Bourn Hall do get in touch via the website.