Parenting Through Infertility

Being a mom has been an amazing experience. I wouldn't trade it for the world, so I looked forward to becoming a mom for the second time. We got pregnant with my daughter the second month we tried, so when we started trying again when she was about 18 months, we didn't think it would take long. And it wasn't until four months in that I got a positive on a pregnancy test. But we were devastated when at a day before 6 weeks, I started bleeding.  It was confirmed that I was indeed miscarrying and I felt like I would never stop crying. ...more

PCOS and What to Eat

The hardest part of any diet is just getting started. Going through all the data and trying to decide which of the diet guru’s is right and which is dead wrong is enough to make you crazy.  Throw in a diagnosis like PCOS or Diabetes and the importance of choosing the right diet is even more stressful.  Don’t get sucked in to going to crazy extremes with your diet or with anything else. There is an old saying “virtue always lies in the middle.”...more

Easy to Follow PCOS Diet Plan

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder in women of childbearing age and can lead to issues with fertility. Women who have PCOS have higher levels of male hormones and are also less sensitive to insulin or become “insulin-resistant.” Many are overweight or even obese.  As a result, these women can be at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and even uterine cancer.Why does PCOS lead to weight gain?...more

My PCOS Rollercoaster: Dealing With Infertility and Abortion Aftermath

I am so sorry. Please be good to yourself. I'm not sure what the future holds either, but I'm ...more

A Strange Thing To Be Happy About

Yay! My friend Sweet Pea had an ovarian torsion that had caused the ovary to swell to the size cantaloupe! She had to have immediate invasive surgery to remove the ovary!Why does this make me happy?BECAUSE IT IS NOT CANCER!!! WOOT!! ...more

The Internet: Cheaper Than Therapy

So.  My latest test (testing my testosterone levels for PCOS- Testosterone-y, the Real San Francisco Treat) came back normal- YAY, but now we are waiting for the next test.  When I had my HSG test my doctor saw something he wants to double check.  So I'm scheduled to have a hysteroscopy a week from Friday....more

PCOS: Or How to Ruin a Girl's Day

Everything in our journey to begin artificial insemination has been fab until yesterday.  I was diagnosed with PCOS.  I have always struggled with weight and irregular periods so this makes sense.  But it doesn't make it any easier.  My post covers this with a witty tie to a 19th century novel.  Stay with me....more

PCOS and Infertility

My first post on BlogHer is going to be bold.  My infertility and PCOS story. Well, the story so far.  So, I said it. Its out there. There is no turning back, so I better just jump into it. When we were going into the 4 month trying to conceive, I was given the news that I am not ovulating... no, scratch that, I was not even growing a viable follicle. I decided to just be up front with people. Mostly. When people ask when we are going to have a baby, when people ask why I am having hot flashes, or just when. I say it. Mostly....more

Big Girls DO Work Out: The Plus Size Princess Fitness Challenge!

I was 12 years old when I found out I was fat. I say "found out" because I was truly unaware. I stepped on the scale in my pediatrician's office and she moved that big black box to one set of numbers... then another. I climbed onto the doctor's table, feeling the nevereneding roll of tissue paper crinkle beneath me. Instead of continuing with my physical, my doctor launched into a speech about my weight. ...more
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Oh My Ovaries! Interview with Celeb OB/GYN DR.Tosha Rogers

For those of you who don't know, I suffer heavily from fibroid uterus which just means I am a fibroid making machine. Our Reader Reach- Out honoree, Tiffany Brown, has PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and many of my friends struggle with endometriosis. Since so many women suffer from uterine related complications, I set out to investigate what we can do to help ourselves manage and treat these conditions. There are many experts in this field but Dr. Rogers has become a premiere educator on the subject due to her extensive research....more