This year marks 12 years of living with a PCOS diagnosis, which means my 12th year of PCOS Awareness Month. It’s weird to think that I’ve been a part of the infertility community for so long. While my journey with PCOS started in 2008 (surprisingly, in PCOS Awareness Month), I’m so grateful that I’ve gotten to spend the last 10 years of it as a mom to one little girl. It’s a blessing that many are still waiting on and I do not take that for granted.
I pray often that my daughter won’t have PCOS and will grow up to be super fertile so I can be one of those grandmothers with a living room full of grandkids. You know, the kind of grandmother who retires to help take care of her grandkids. I want that to be me! I hope that Zoey can have as many children as her heart desires and that she doesn’t have to work hard to welcome them to her womb. I hope that she gets to use every baby name she wants and doesn’t experience the pains and hormone imbalances that come with PCOS. As she’s getting closer and closer to becoming a woman, I worry about her endocrine system and if it’ll be safe from PCOS. I’m doing my part as her mother to protect her from endocrine disrupters when it comes to the products we use in our home, but is it enough?[Read more…]