PCOS

Study Finds New Link To Autism

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New research in the autism field has drawn a startling conclusion: Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, are 59 percent more likely to give birth to a child with autism than those without the disorder. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, pinpoints exposure to certain sex hormones early in life as the... Read more

This Breast Cancer Drug May Double As Fertility Treatment

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects five to ten percent of women, and, amongst a slew of other problems the disease generates, makes getting pregnant incredibly difficult. To treat PCOS and hopefully spur ovulation, most doctors prescribe a drug called clomiphene citrate (usually referred to as Clomid). It has a 22 percent... Read more

My Journey Through Infertility

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My name is Kristy. I’m 26 years old and have been trying to conceive my first child since August of 2011. I have been married for over three years and have a nine-year-old stepdaughter. I am a daily poster on The Bump Trying to Get Pregnant and Trouble Trying to Get Pregnant message... Read more