One of the most common reasons we see families turning to a Lifetime Adoption is because of a diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Women with PCOS experience plenty of uncertainty about fertility; every month can feel like a roller coaster. They might wonder things like,
"Will this treatment work?"
"How will it affect my PCOS?"
"What will it do to my body?"
"Am I pregnant, or is this PCOS?"
A new report sheds more light on the causes of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Recent research shows that it may be "triggered before birth, in the womb" according to New Scientist. Polycystic ovaries are currently the most common cause of fertility issues in women; worldwide, PCOS affects up to one in five women.
Currently, the treatment for PCOS achieves pregnancy in less than 30% of women. However, a polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosis doesn't have to mean you can never become a mother. Thousands of women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome turn to adoption every year.