Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Fertility Chase: PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fertility
Back in May 2010, we were privileged to make a movie with The Fertility Chase which aired on the We Network. This short, 7 minute movie is an intimate look at how PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, has affected two women who happen to be patients of our center. They frankly discuss their frustrations and pain over their struggle with infertility. We are grateful to them for having the courage to step forward to talk about this distressing syndrome with the hope of letting others know that they are not alone and that there is hope. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet me! Perhaps my brief overview of this syndrome will clear up some misconceptions and pave the way for those of you who are struggling with this disorder to begin to formulate a treatment path that will aid in bringing resolution to your problem.
One moving quote from the movie by our patient, Brandi: "...Being a family doesn't mean you have to have children. You're a family when you're a daughter, you're a family when you're a wife, and you don't have to have children to be a family. It's been comforting to know that, hey, I'm not the only one..."
September is PCOS Awareness Month. Other worthwhile sites to look at for more information include: PCOS Challenge, founded by Sasha Ottey (http://www.pcoschallenge.com/) and the PCOS Association, founded by Christine DeZarn (http://www.pcosupport.com/).