All posts by Gretchen Kubacky

PCOS Family Activities

Women and teens with PCOS often feel isolated, even within their own family. Unless they’ve got a mother or sister who also has PCOS, they’re the only ones dealing with the embarrassing physical symptoms,

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PCOS Depression and Body Image

We all know that women with PCOS have higher than average rates of depression and anxiety, but did you know that PCOS depression is often presumed to result from body image, not androgen imbalance? While

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National Women’s Health Week: How Women with PCOS Can Ramp It Up!

The calendar year is full of “national day of this” and “national week of that,” but the week of May 13 – 19, 2018, is an important one because it’s National Women’s Health Week (NWHW)

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PCOS, Infertility, and Mother’s Day/Non-Mother’s Day

Last month was National Infertility Awareness Month, and that elicited a lot of strong feelings in women with PCOS. Personally, it always leaves me feeling a little sucker-punched in the gut, even though

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Teen PCOS: What You Need to Know and Do Right NOW!

The idealized vision of teen life includes hanging out with friends, shopping for cute clothes, going out on dates, doing great at school, getting picked for all the sports teams and school plays, having

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PCOS, Anxiety, and Baking Your Way Calm

I come from a long line of bakers. My grandfather was a professional baker. My mother studied Viennese pastry making and made exquisite breads, donuts, pies, cakes, pastries, rolls, and cookies all the

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PCOS and Mental Health: Teens with PCOS

You’ve been growing faster than everyone else, especially around the middle. Like, uncontrollable, where the heck did this come from and how can I get rid of it now before anyone else notices, weight

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PCOS Infertility: 8 Tips for Keeping your Relationship Healthy

If you have PCOS and you’ve been unable to get pregnant or stay pregnant, you may have already added infertility to the list of “everything that’s wrong with my body.”  Infertility often feels

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Guest Blog: Tips to work with a Registered Dietitian

Knowing what to eat when you have PCOS can be confusing. The internet is full of conflicting advice. How many carbs should you eat a day? Is dairy, gluten and soy off limits? What should you eat to lower

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PCOS Diagnosis and Management: How To Cope

Although Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects nearly 22% of women, it is often not accurately diagnosed until failure to get pregnant sends you in search of a reproductive endocrinologist, who has

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