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.
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June 1, 2018
Major causes of female infertility
For many causes of female infertility there may be no symptoms other than a...
May 3, 2018
Free consultation with a Bourn Hall fertility nurse specialist
Free fertility advice from an expert.
September 14, 2017
Recipes to help overcome PCOS and improve fertility
In her guest blog nutritionist Amy Huggins provides some great recipes to help overcome...
October 31, 2016
Children for Lucy after 10 years brings hope to those with PCOS
Lucy was shocked at age 18 to be diagnosed with PCOS, which can cause...
July 22, 2016
PCOS meant 10 year wait for baby
Hospital tests revealed that Toni had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of...
January 8, 2016
Getting pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome
Kathleen was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries when she was younger
May 15, 2015
Overcoming infertility caused by PCOS
To have a baby, Hanna first had to overcome her infertility caused by PCOS.
March 18, 2015
I was told at 16 I had PCOS and would never have children
Nicola was just 16 she was told that she had PCOS and that she...
December 12, 2014
Improving fertility for PCOS patients
Early diagnosis and treatment could improve fertility and long-term health prospects.
The fertility journey is very individual. Gary and Matt considered adoption first but sadly decided it was not for them. They had almost given up on their hope of a family when they were given an expected offer - they told their story to the BBC Naked Scientist
Getting you and your body 'pregnancy ready' can help you cope with the fertility journey. Good nutrition is one element of this and we are delighted that Angela Attwood of Love Nutrition is providing consultations at our new Wickford fertility clinic. In a guest blog she explains what nutritional therapy is and how it can help.
My own experience of nutritional therapy was so positive that I later went on to study it and have always been reassured and inspired by the fact that it is based on scientific evidence that is contin...
Well done and thank you to all who participated at our Macmillan Coffee Morning - we raised £200 thanks to the yummy cakes we had on sale!Thank you to all those who baked it, faked it or just ate it! Our Macmillan Coffee Morning was very warmly received by patients and staff - who were spoilt for choice.
The Macmillan Nurses do an amazing work and it was good to be able to support them as part of the world’s biggest coffee morning. ... See MoreSee Less
The loss of pregnancy or a baby is a deeply private grief and its often difficult for family and friends to offer appropriate support. This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week, a collaboration of charities calling for better bereavement support.