Pcos

An Infertile Woman's Letter To Her Unborn Child

Sharron Phillips | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I'm sorry you have to wait so long, we are trying so hard to get you here. Can you wait a little while longer? You are still the twinkle in the stars for now as my body just can't keep you safe. I'm so sorry about that. I'm working hard to make a change to make it safe.

The Demon Voice Tormenting A Fat Girl

Sharron Phillips | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I have gone many years as a "chunky monkey", I think the very truth of the matter is that I have always felt like "that girl" - the plain, frumpy one, the DUFF. I was always the ugly one out of my friends. I hate that word 'ugly', but for the purposes of this blog and honesty that's how I felt.

Why Fat Shaming Won't End Until We Give Up The Calorie Equation

Clare Goodwin | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Goodwin

But this isn't just by the media, certain presidents, and internet trolls. The calorie model leads to a lot of self-deprecation. We tell ourselves that we just can't control ourselves, that we deserve to feel inferior and down about how we look, all because of the mindset surrounding weight and calories.

Does My Infertility Make You Uncomfortable?

Sharron Phillips | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I can honestly say, even though I did feel jealous, I was always happy for them. At first I would say, "Oh don't be silly, don't feel bad telling me! I am fine!" Finding myself comforting them through the experience of having to tell their defective friend they were getting their bundle of joy after only a couple of months of trying.

The Childless Mother

Sharron Phillips | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

For 12 years, my husband and I have been trying for children. It's such a simple aspiration, something so natural. To have a family. When the simple becomes a nightmare, it can take over your life and result in feeling like a total failure. To do the simplest thing, to know that my body is letting me down so badly is hard to process.

New Year, Old FAT Me!

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

We forget this, or sometimes don't take it into account at all - for instance we can be often so focused on losing weight as quickly as possible using calorie restrictive crash course diets that we forget as soon as we stop and try to eat normally again we'll gain all, if not more, of the weight back.

Woman With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Spreads Powerful Message Of Self Love

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has achieved viral fame after sharing a frank Facebook post about the condition. Tina-Marie ...

How to Boost Sex Drive and Vaginal Lubrication

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Throughout life, your body goes through many changes... your vagina is no different. Experiences such as puberty, sexual experiences, pregnancy, labou...

Most Fertility Tracking Apps Get it Wrong

Dee Armstrong | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Dee Armstrong

Photo: Sam Edwards - Getty Images/OJO Images RF A new study published in the scientific journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology says that most period and ...

Could You Be One of the 3.5million British Women Suffering With PCOS?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

Even as someone who was correctly diagnosed with the condition 16 yrs. ago the amount of support and information about this is and was rare! I remember feeling so very alone and like I may be the only person on earth who had it.

My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS

Mette Poynton | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 25th of November 2015, I has weight loss surgery. I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a gastric sleeve. It has now been just over 3 months since my surgery and I have lost nearly 30 kg. YAY!

The Silent Disorder: PCOS

Holly Whiting | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Whiting

Personally, I do not believe PCOS to be taken very seriously as a disorder and I feel this to be because, like mental health issues, often the symptoms go rather unnoticed and therefore people don't believe there is anything wrong with you.

'Bearded Lady' Writes Empowering Open Letter To Her Younger Self

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Harnaam Kaur, the inspirational "Bearded Lady" helping to redefine beauty, has penned a touching letter to her younger self. Kaur, who has polycyst...

Is It Still Taboo or Can I Talk About It?

Clare Coyle | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents
Clare Coyle

I have blamed myself for not being 'healthy enough', for not losing enough weight before I became pregnant, for lifting heavy items, for having a glass of wine (before I found out). The list is endless.

This Woman Has Started A Zine About Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Periods. Approximately half the world's population get them, and yet they remain a taboo subject which is seldom discussed. Thankfully one woman ho...

Woman Who Shaves Three Times Per Day Refused Laser Hair Removal On NHS

Cavendish Press | Lucy Varley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who is forced to shave three times a day has been left devastated after the NHS refused life-changing laser treatment on her skin - as the pro...

Beautiful Bearded Lady Harnaam Kaur Reveals Why She Posed For Bridal Photoshoot

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Style

Harnaam Kaur is the inspirational 24-year-old who's redefining what it means to be beautiful - beard and all. Kaur recently posed for a shoot f...

Should This Woman Shave Her Beard In The Name Of Love?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is deliberating shaving off her beard in the name of love, despite her husband being support...

Whitney Thore, Star Of 'Fat Girl Dancing', On Obesity Prejudice

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whitney Thore, the 378lb YouTube sensation who moves like Beyoncé, has hit back at Sky News' Eamonn Holmes, who suggested that people think she is a ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS as it is also known, is a condition that affects how women's ovaries work. It affects 3-5% of women in the UK, ...

PCOS: Glamourise or Stereotype? Neither, Thanks

Clare Coyle | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Coyle

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS as it is more commonly known, is not a glamorous condition. I know that sounds like quite a negative statement to open with, but it is the truth as I see it. It is something that affects a large number of women in the UK, yet only receives very limited and stereotypical media coverage.

Bearded Sikh Woman Proudly Stars In Exhibition Featuring World's Best Beards

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new photography exhibition that showcases the world's best beards has been announced and it features a somewhat unlikely subject - a bearded woman. ...

Rushing Woman's Syndrome

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

Never before in my work have I witnessed so many females in a mad rush to do everything and be all things to all people. Never before have I seen the extent of reproductive system and sex hormone challenges that I now see. Women are wired. Many of them are tired too. Tired yet wired.

Compared to the Struggle Faced by Women With Body Hair, Movember Is Really No Challenge at All

Clare Phipps | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Phipps

The tache may have gone out of fashion with Hitler (aside from certain areas of East London, I'm told) but ultimately men are free to grow or shave their hair as they see fit... But for women, any natural or stylistic variation in hair on any part of the body except the head is markedly absent.

Infertility In Men And Women: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For National Infertility Awareness Week (28 October - 3 November 2013), we've pulled together a series of videos to discuss causes, symptoms and possi...