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
Some men suspect or know at an early age that they will have fertility problems - and this can put them off seeking advice when adults. Fortunately Matthew wasn't deterred. Read his story on the fertility blog.
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“I am a really positive person and I was genuinely happy for my friends when they conceived but I think the crunch time for me was when I had five close friends who all announced they were pregnant in the same month our second round had failed,” admits Natalie - who tells the ups and downs of the couple's fertility journey in our Fertility Blog.
A fresh cycle of IVF takes about 6 weeks from starting the medication through to embryo transfer and it can feel quite intensive with appointments for scans etc. We offer flexibility over appointments and having a clinic not too far from home means that you can fit treatment in around other commitments.
The times when you might not want to travel far are after egg collection and embryo transfer. Knowing this, Bourn Hall has opened clinics across the East of England so that there will be one close to you.
Our blog features the Norwich clinic which is proud of its excellent success rates, patient-centric approach and friendly and committed staff.
If you want to know more about any aspect of fertility treatment we have an event coming up in Norfolk Fertility Awareness Event Norwich