It’s September 1. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) month.
September is PCOS Awareness Month
Here’s what Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has to say about PCOS. It’s not the last thing we say. It’s the first thing we say.
PathtoFertility will be covering PCOS all month. From the definition of the syndrome, to the symptoms, to the solutions.
If you aren't getting your menstrual cycles regularly, (every 26-40 days), have hair growth in unexpected places, gain and maintain weight gain without cause, it's possible that you could have PCOS.
What is PCOS?
PCOS is a complex metabolic and endocrine condition that causes hormonal imbalances in women and girls of reproductive age. PCOS affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age– hormonal imbalances prevent the ovaries from ovulating and releasing an egg to meet the sperm, thereby resulting in impaired fertility or sub-fertility. Even small adjustments in lifestyle choices make a big difference in how PCOS can affect you.
At RMACT, we have a multidisciplinary team that offers evaluation, education, and personalized management to patients regarding common PCOS symptoms. PathtoFertility will dive deeper into these topics during the month of September.
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.