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Essential for all women with PCOS worried about fertility
on 3 August 2004
Both Colette Harris, health journalist, best-selling PCOS book author and Verity patron, and her co-author Theresa Cheung, freelance write, teacher and health consultant, have had to face up to fertility issues as a result of being diagnosed with PCOS. After several years of trying to conceive, Theresa had both her children after using the fertility drug Clomid; while Colette, after years of successful self-treatment via diet, supplements, acupuncture and medical herbs, is now wondering if she will be fertile if she decides she does want children.
Colette and Theresa's new book, PCOS and Your Fertility, stems in great part from their own experiences. It is packed with practical advice, the latest research and stories from women with PCOS who have been dealing with fertility issues. Starting off with an explanation of what PCOS is, it includes a Seven-Step-Fertility-Boosting Action Plan to help maximise your chances of conceiving, details of the latest medical and complementary fertility treatments, and having a healthy pregnancy with PCOS.
There are also chapters dealing specifically with the emotional stresses of the fertility journey, including sections on miscarriage and secondary infertility (where you have had one successful pregnancy but are unable to achieve a second), and coping strategies if you are not able to have children or decide to look at other options, such as fostering or adoption.
It is written with great warmth and compassion, and in parts reduced me to tears, but it is incredibly uplifting too. In short, it is an indispensable read for any woman with PCOS who is worried about her fertility - and her partner, too.
If you want to find out more about PCOS, contact UK PCOS charity Verity ([...] of which Colette Harris is patron.