Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS and pregnancy are two words many long to see together because of how intertwined PCOS is to infertility.
Megan joins the Plus Mommy Podcast to share her PCOS and pregnancy story. She hopes her story encourages other women with PCOS to feel less alone. Megan talks about her initial diagnosis at the age of 18, journey to get pregnant with PCOS and her birth story.
What is PCOS?
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries to develop small cysts.
Common Symptoms of PCOS
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Painful menstrual cycles
- Weight gain and PCOS weight loss difficulty
- Thinning hair or hair loss on the scalp
- Hair growth on the face, chin, or parts of the body
- Darkening of skin
September is PCOS awareness month. Learn more about PCOS and be sure to talk to your size-friendly care provider if you’re concerned you might have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Be sure to listen to Plus Mommy Podcast episode 22 below.
Recording & Show Notes: Plus Mommy Podcast Episode 22
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Resources Mentioned On The Show:
- Megan’s birth story featured on the Plus Size Birth blog – From PCOS to Motherhood: Megan’s Story
- Plus Size Women PCOS Stories and Resources
- Birth Without Fear Blog
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