5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was a Teen with PCOS

I spent most of my life hating my body, hating PCOS, and hating my whole life with PCOS. I was awkward, embarrassed, ashamed, and frustrated pretty much all the time, but especially when I was a teen with

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PCOS Superfoods & How They Can Help Your Body Image

You’re out at a restaurant with friends and you want to treat yourself. You eat a giant plate of pasta, loaded with fried shrimp and a creamy sauce. It’s delicious. But half an hour later, you’re

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Advice for Want-to-be-Fathers Living in a PCOS Household

Infertility is one of life’s most painful experiences. So is PCOS. It’s even worse when you don’t know anyone else going through the experience, or you just feel like you can’t talk about it. Here’s

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Fathers of PCOS Daughters: A Strategic Survival Guide

Before you found out that your daughter has PCOS, you probably thought: “She’s entered those crazy teen years.” “My girl is a handful. Is this ever going to get better?” “I don’t get it

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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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