I first wrote about trying to conceive with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in Nov 2017. Back then I'd only been trying to get pregnant for three months or so, and due to a very long menstrual cycle and a new found hyper-sensitivity to my body, I'd convinced myself I was pregnant. Unfortunately, it wasn't that simple. … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS Take 4: Treading Water and Emotional Turmoil
I've got Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS, for some background see this post). I've only had an official diagnosis of PCOS for 4 months now. The symptoms have been around since I hit puberty; excessive body and facial hair, irregular and often absent periods, really high sex drive. That last one is important to me. My … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS Take 3: Oh Shit, where did my sex drive go?
Many of my regular readers will already know that I've been trying to get pregnant since October 2017. It's only been about 3 and a half months, but I've already learnt a lot and found some better ways to cope with the process. If you want to know my thoughts on trying for a baby, … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS Take 2: Keeping Calm
I have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In basic terms, this means my ovaries don't work properly and my hormones are out of whack. Every person with PCOS is different in their symptoms. Personally, I know that my ovaries are both enlarged and have about 15 small follicles (cyst like structures, which are actually not mature eggs) … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS
This post is going to be more personal than opinion. It's just something I'm working through right now. I don't often hear people's reasoning to have children. I hear the reasons someone would not like to have children, but choosing to have children often goes unquestioned. You are meant to want to have children, in society's … Continue reading My (complicated) baby fever