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The Ultimate Guide to PCOS for Husbands and Partners

One of the questions I frequently get from women with PCOS is, “How do I explain PCOS to my husband/spouse/partner?” PCOS for husbands and partners is a very real dilemma, and explaining it to them

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10 Things You Need to Know About PCOS When Trying to Conceive

On a good day, PCOS is hard. There are the body image issues, the food cravings, the mood swings, and all the rest of it. But having PCOS when trying to conceive is a whole other level of problem. This

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How PCOS Affects Relationships

PCOS affects your body, your mind, and your relationships — your whole life, really. How PCOS affects relationships is different for each woman, of course, but there are a number of things that we seem

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Pre PCOS Diet Checklist

Happy holidays! And welcome to the last big blow-out week before you start “THE DIET” right after New Year’s. By this point in the holiday celebrations, most of us have a house that’s fully loaded

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Starting a Gratitude Practice and Counting the Gifts of PCOS This Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving in America, there’s an increased focus on gratitude. Many of us will start gratitude countdown lists on FaceBook, or post our gratitude on Twitter or in pictures on Instagram. 

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The Power of Positive Thinking: Myth or Reality?

  If you have PCOS or any other chronic disease or serious health condition, you have doubtless heard a litany of well-meaning suggestions from friends, family, and nosy strangers about the importance

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An Unfortunate Marriage: Sleep Apnea and PCOS

Sleep Apnea and PCOS Nature is full of ideal pairings: peanut butter and jelly; cookies and cream; cats and laser pointers, and so on. Unfortunately, PCOS and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), while frequently

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Humblebrag: I’ve joined the PCOS Challenge Health Advisory Board!

  I’ve previously written about the importance of community support for women dealing with PCOS. This support can come from family and friends, as well as mental health professionals, medical professionals,

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The Gift of Self-Forgiveness

You’ve fallen off the diet wagon. Again. Six months later and you’re still not pregnant. Two weeks have passed since you’ve set foot in that gym. If this were you, what would your reaction be? Inevitably,

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Dealing with the Diagnosis of PCOS

Diagnosis of PCOS A diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), or any other chronic illness, changes your life. The formal diagnosis might have been preceded by years of battling with mysterious symptoms,

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