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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Join us for our first ever virtual fertility fair on Saturday 31 October.
The fair, ahead of #fertilityweek, will be bustling with virtual activity. You will be able to ‘wander’ around the event at your own pace, all from the comfort of your own home. You can visit an array of booths and stalls and meet friendly people who are all experienced in helping people on their fertility journey.
Following on from our #PCOS webinar last week, we've answered some of your frequently asked questions. We’ve also included some of the information featured during the live webinar as well as a video of the PCOS Q&A session from the webinar.
📢 Last chance to register for our virtual open event tonight at 7pm. 📢
We have a few places remaining so don’t miss out! This virtual open event will give you the opportunity to meet some of our team, learn more about our clinics, tests, treatments and success rates, and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
Today we’re introducing you to another one of our fantastic nurses! ⭐️
Kathryn Rayner, a Senior Fertility Nurse Specialist at Bourn Hall, was previously a midwife for 20 years. She particularly enjoys helping women with #PCOS to conceive. “I have been given a lot of opportunities here to gain new skills and enjoy supporting the patients through their journey.”