Infertility: A Physical and Emotional Health Matter

Written by Melissa Gorley. Adapted from Family Foundations article from Adam Storey. When Alex and Carmen Santamaria of Miami, Fla., were married in 2001, they discerned to postpone starting their family. After all, shortly after walking down the aisle Carmen enrolled in law school and the newlyweds knew Carmen would need to put her time…

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Living with PCOS (Part 2)

By Kara Storey. Original version published in Family Foundations. The first part of the article was posted on this blog post. Jackie, 32, of New Jersey describes the emotional and spiritual toll of PCOS as a “roller coaster.” It took years for the high school teacher to be diagnosed with the PCOS disorder. Noticing she…

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Living with PCOS

By Kara Storey. Original version published in Family Foundations. When Jamie and Nicole tied the knot in 2013, they were excited, yet apprehensive, to start a family. Since her teens Nicole had experienced painful, irregular periods and had difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. In high school, a doctor took stock of her symptoms and diagnosed…

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Making Sense of PCOS

Originally written by Marilyn Shannon Defined classically, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a reproductive dysfunction in which a woman ovulates infrequently or not at all because her ovarian follicles become arrested in their growth. The small follicles accumulate on her ovaries; hence the name. Besides the menstrual cycle disruption due to the arrested follicles, obesity…

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Self-Help for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Written by Marilyn Shannon From time to time I have been asked to offer nutritional suggestions for women who have contacted me about polycystic ovaries. Most often, their charts have displayed long to very long cycles, with less fertile mucus patches interspersed with more fertile mucus. The levels of the preovulatory and postovulatory temperatures have…

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