Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Baby Journey with PCOS Series Starter

Ever since I was thirteen I have wanted to be a mother. I have talked about my baby itch on here before and though I have had times where it was not strongly present, I have never been able to dispel it completely.

I originally said I would not tell people when we started trying because of the constant questions of "are you pregnant yet?" and just the added pressure of people knowing.

But then I found out that I have PCOS, which is polycystic ovary syndrome. For those unfamiliar here is a formal definition:

"Polycystic ovary syndrome: Abbreviated PCOS. Polcystic ovary syndrome is a condition in women characterized by irregular or no menstrual periods, acne, obesity, and excess hair growth. PCOS is a disorder of chronically abnormal ovarian function and hyperandrogenism (abnormally elevated androgen levels). It affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age. PCOS is also called the Stein-Leventhal syndrome.

Women with PCOS do not ovulate -- they do not release an egg every month -- and they are at significantly higher risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer). Much of this risk can be reversed by exercise and weight loss."

Most women would not share such info much less blog about it, but I have thought long and hard and decided to blog about my/our journey.

Why?

Because I believe that one of the greatest things about the internet is the support system you can obtain. If you have a problem or situation where once you might feel like the only one in the world, you can now go to the internet and find at least one other person (but usually way more) that is going or has gone through the same thing.

The important key of this "internet support" system is the "open book" people. People, like me, who don't mind sharing all the intimate details of their ups and downs so that others can be encouraged and gain knowledge of different subjects.

So with that said I shall start this series about our baby journey in hopes that it will indeed help someone out there going through the same thing.

Until Next Time....



1 comment:

Roxanna said...

With you! I also have PCOS and diabetes. I miscarried back in 2009. It was hard to conceive and then having miscarried my heart was so torn! I do know that it is possible to get pregnant though. Will pray for you. I am not really trying to get pregnant but not preventing it either. I'd love a little one!