We are delighted to announce that Sharon Newson will be speaking at the Manchester Conference this October on the area of weight loss and nutrition. Below is her personal PCOS story: 'I am 45 years old, single with no kids, and have suffered with PCOS symptoms (excess facial and body hair, weight gain, no periods,… Continue reading Personal Story: Sharon
As a charity we rely heavily on money raised by our members to keep us going. Our main aim is, of course, to raise awareness of PCOS and to support those with it, but in order to do that money plays a big part. Over the past year we have had many of you raise… Continue reading Monthly Update: Fundraising
Just last month Verity's Dorset group leader, Karen Figgitt, arranged a sponsored hair cut and bake sale. Her aim was to raise £100 for Verity and to raise awareness of PCOS. Not only did she smash that target raising an amazing £430.82 she was also interviewed for her local paper, Dorset Echo, only a few… Continue reading Verity in the Dorset Echo
A personal story from one of our members Lisa on how she was diagnosed and having her first child.
If you’ve read my blog before you will know I am 1) a mother and 2) have struggled with my weight all my adult life. What you may not realise is that I have something in my life that touches both of these subjects. This is my story.
In 2010, we’d been married nearly two years and happily living in Swansea with no intentions of having children yet. One day, I went to the doctors about a cough and whilst I was there also asked whether a 32 year old should still be getting acne. I say still; as it happens I didn’t actually start getting acne til I was in my 20′s. Anyway the doctor looked at me and said “erm, have you ever been diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome)?” My heart sank. I hadn’t but a friend had and I knew what it meant, or could…
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In April our very own Verity chair, Rachel Hawkes, was a guest on the Women's AM show on Islam TV as part of their Women's Health Week. Rachel was talking about PCOS, it's affects on those suffering with it and what Verity can provide as a charity by way of support and awareness of the condition. You… Continue reading Verity on the Women’s AM show