All posts tagged: PCOS

An Accidental Collection

Before I got that coveted two-line positive result, I went through so many single ones. And yes, I meant home pregnancy tests.  I visited my box this morning and I counted the tests that I’ve thrown inside it since Jeff and I got married. I have 26. Not to mention, I’ve thrown away a lot of them that turned negative. Maybe I’ve used about 40 of them. All single one of them gave me the same answer — a negative pregnancy result. As you may remember, I knew about my pregnancy through a blood pregnancy test in Healthway in Alabang Town Center. I opted for this because my home tests were giving me a second faint line and I had to make sure. Every month for the past twenty one months, I buy pregnancy kits to test if I am pregnant. I just don’t buy one, I buy multiple! I have this thinking that maybe, one will malfunction and I will end up believing that I am not pregnant while I am. But it never happened. Everytime the …

Confessions of a PCOS Wife

“Wala pa ba?” “Hindi ka pa ba buntis?” “Kelan kayo magbe-baby?” These are few of the questions that I still get until now, until after I wrote about my condition. I have read somewhere that September is the National PCOS Awareness Month. Wow, I didn’t know we actually have a month for us! I feel like it’s the perfect time to write about this. PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndorme is one of the most common female endocrine problem. In layman’s term, it is hormonal imbalance. It affects a woman’s body — she gains weight, have acne breakouts, more hair in the body, and no ovulation. There are also more male hormones in the body than female hormones. It is said that 1 out of 15 women has it. I’m quite confused because I think 1/3 of all my female friends have PCOS. Has the number gone up since I don’t know when? Has stress taken it’s toll to our kind? I’m not sure if you are interested to know what our ovary looks like, but …

Faith and Umbrella

It’s been a few days since I wrote my blog on PCOS. I feel overwhelmed that friends and family are actually sending me personal messages of comforting words. Some were sharing their personal experiences and battles on PCOS and other reproductive health related stories. I feel blessed. I feel that I am not alone in this. One story that touched my heart greatly was shared to me over private messages on Facebook by my friend, M. I’ve known her since 2006 when we both worked in Ortigas. She’s been with her boyfriend for almost 10 years already, and they’ve recently been engaged. A few months ago, she got pregnant. It was a joyful day. Two months later, it was discovered that it was a blighted ovum. In layman’s term, the baby didn’t fully develop. Or bugok in Tagalog. She’s the third person I know who went through the same thing this year alone. I did some reading and according to the American Pregnancy Association, a blighted ovum is the cause of about 50% of first trimester …

On PCOS, Pregnancy, and Pressure

It’s been 400+ days since Jeff and I got married. A lot of people has been asking if we’re already expecting, or if are planning to have a baby. In fact, we do plan to have a baby. We want to have a baby, but until now, every month I still get that one purple line in the pregnancy test. So no, as of this writing, we are not yet expecting.