Tag Archives: PCOS

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We’re Chatting Again!

We had a great summer and now we’re back to chatting about PCOS! Whether you’re new to our chat or you’re a frequent flyer, we would love for you to join us today and once a month to discuss PCOS-related stuff with specialists and other…

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PCOS and Small Frequent Meals

If you are a young woman diagnosed with PCOS, you may have heard the recommendation that you should eat “small frequent meals” instead of two or three large meals during the day. This is suggested for several reasons. One reason is that it helps to…

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7 Brilliant Ways to Remember to Take Your Pill!

Oral contraceptive pills are often prescribed for PCOS, however it can be challenging to remember to take a pill every day at the same time. The reason why it’s so important to take the Pill in such a regimented way is because it contains hormones….

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Summer Barbeques!

Summer is finally here! With the fourth of July right around the corner, what better time than now to talk about summer BBQs? BBQs are a great way to get together with your family and friends to enjoy the beautiful weather. Often, these gatherings feature…

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I Thought I Couldn’t Get Pregnant

Ovulation happens. For girls and women without PCOS, ovulation usually occurs every month. For girls diagnosed with PCOS ovulation is less predictable, but don’t be fooled by this. Young women with PCOS have a normal uterus and healthy eggs which means if they are sexually…

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Drinking liquids is important for everyone. For young women with PCOS, it is important to limit intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), or drinks that have sugar added to them. This includes non-diet soft drinks or soda; sports drinks, such as Gatorade brand; sweetened tea, such…

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A Glycemic Index Refresher

If you’ve ever done any research into a good “diet” for PCOS, you may have heard the term “low glycemic index.” But just because you’ve heard of it, doesn’t mean you understand what it means! In essence, the glycemic index of a food indicates how…

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Meeting with a Dietitian Changed My Life

New Year’s Day marks a time when we feel compelled to make resolutions and right at the top of the list is weight loss. Why is it that people feel pressured to commit to losing weight in January?  Heck, even the department stores are cashing…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! For many teens this means time away from school to celebrate with family and friends. This holiday is often food-centered and some teens worry about overeating, but planning ahead can allow you to enjoy your time off and your…

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PCOS: Check Out Our Chat

We at the Center for Young Women’s Health are passionate about helping young women with PCOS. In fact, many years ago we were the first Children’s Hospital ever to offer a special forum where young women diagnosed with PCOS could chat with their peers–other teens…