WELCOME! So your girlfriend/wife/sister/daughter/girl you met last week just told you she has PCOS, what the heck does that mean? And how does it apply to you? First, I’d like to say THANK YOU on behalf of all women who live with PCOS that you’ve taken the time to learn more about this disorder that she is living with! A Guys Guide to PCOS What the heck is PCOS? It stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. (I’ve got A Quick Guide to PCOS if you’re interested in more specifics! Here, I’m just going to focus on what YOU can do to […]

A Guys Guide to PCOS

When I start a new project I tend to get too caught up in it. I get consumed. Especially when I am passionate about it. And I realized this morning that’s what has happened with this blog. I’ve become consumed with sharing information (which is good) but I forgot to add that personal touch. To share my story and why I’m here. 15 years ago I joined my first online message board community, about wedding planning. (The now defunct Ultimate Wedding.)  I wasn’t even engaged yet, but I was obsessed with the idea of getting married to my longtime boyfriend. […]

My Story

When you’re discussing trying to conceive, it’s only natural to discuss ovulation. And for those of us actively trying to get pregnant, knowing when we ovulate is important! Yesterday I talked about Basal Body Temperature (BBT) as one method of knowing when you’re ovulating. Today I’m going to talk about The Basics of Cervical Mucus. This method is a little more “hands on” to knowing your cycle and when you’re ovulating. We know that ovulation occurs somewhere near the middle of your cycle, but to pinpoint the exact day is important when you’re trying for a baby! Before we talk about […]

The Basics of Cervical Mucus

Maybe you’re new to this whole Trying to Conceive (TTC) thing, or maybe you’ve been around awhile, but either way you’ve probably seen the term “BBT” around the web. Basal Body Temperature is one of most basic ways to track your fertility, so I have put together this super simple post about the basics of BBT. What Is Basal Body Temperature? BBT (Basal Body Temperature) is the lowest point of your body’s temperature within a 24-hour period. It is recommended to take your temperature first thing upon waking in the morning, before you even get out of bed. (Moving from […]

The Basics of Basal Body Temperature

A Quick Guide to PCOS 2
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? What does it have to do with pregnancy? Welcome to A Quick Guide to PCOS, where I’ll try my best to answer those questions and more! What is Polycistic Ovary Syndrome anyway? Polycistic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is incredibly common – potentially effecting 1 in 5 women! (Although these numbers vary, and in my research was reported between 1 in  5 and/or 20 women. Either way? That’s a lot of women with PCOS.) PCOS is associated with high levels of androgen hormones and/or insulin and causes irregular (or absent) period cycles, excess hair growth on the […]

A Quick Guide to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Sometimes I worry that I overthink things. If you’re here because of this article? Then maybe you are the same way! But I figure we can never be too prepared, right? Especially when being plus-size can make it more difficult to conceive. Here are six things to do before trying to conceive! Visit your doctor! If you have an OBGYN that you prefer? You can start there. But you can also visit your general practitioner for a basic physical. (And daddy-to-be should schedule his own physical as well!) These screenings can catch any red flags that may come up during pregnancy, this […]

6 Things To Do Before Trying To Conceive