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
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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
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July 22, 2016
PCOS meant 10 year wait for baby
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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.
He's four 🙂 I know I say this every year but I will never be able to thank you enough. we now know he's going to be our only miracle and that's fine with us. we are among the lucky people who gained from the NHS funded cycles before they were so cruelly removed. I hope someone somewhere can get this brought back in before it's too late for someone else who otherwise would not be able to afford the treatment needed. thank you X bit.ly/2U0GLHZ ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations the Wooleners - she is so sweet in that hat.
Layna writes: "We cannot thank you enough for our precious little girl! Born on Tuesday 27th November at 23:45. Weighing 8lb 8oz. We had IVF with ICSI at your clinic in Colchester." Thank you again! - The Wooleners ... See MoreSee Less
"The business case didn’t make a huge amount of sense to us because it would end up costing more in the long run as people experienced more mental health issues and also people are going to go abroad for treatment," (This increases the chance of multiple premature births).
"So actually it really wasn't a huge saving when you look at the human impact of this. We will be pushing the CCG to reverse the move at the review in April, and we are looking for people to send us their feedback"
Bourn Hall holds the contract for NHS funded treatment across the east of England but as CEO Mike Macnamee commented none of those patients come from Cambridgeshire.
He said: "it’s a scandal that the NICE guidelines are not adopted fully throughout the UK, which would entitle patients to three cycles of IVF, and up to three frozen as well. If you follow the NICE guidelines you get singleton pregnancies which are much safer for the mother and baby."
Bourn Hall provides free fertility consultation and options that enable free iVF bit.ly/2U0GLHZ ... See MoreSee Less
So good to hear from Krystyna - one of patients that received Level 2 fertility care from our team in Norwich - this is treatment with medication such as clomid that can boost the chances of natural conception (ie not IVF).
Krstyna writes; "Thank you so much to the team at Norwich ( Wymondham) for helping us to have our lil lady..
"Alice Mary-Jane was born on Thursday 15th November at 9:42am weighing 7lb 9oz.
We had help via clomid and this helped to reset everything."
If you would like to know how to improve your natural fertility then we offer a free fertility consultation that would give this type of advice. bit.ly/2A45PFU ... See MoreSee Less