Will PCOS Affect the Health of your Baby?

Holy Hormones Journal: The answer, sadly is yes.  On May 11, 2015, Susan London wrote an article for Medscape Medical News entitled: Maternal PCOS Linked toPCOS-diet Poorer Health of Offspring. Unless you register with Medscape you will not be able to access the article.

Earlier this year, I wrote wrote a blog post entitled: The Smoking Gun behind PCOS attributing the sudden increase in PCOS cases to Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, a known endocrine disruptor.

My blog post was based on an article that came out in January stating that women with PCOS, are 2x’s more likely to be hospitalized mental and chronic illness  than healthy women.

In December of last year, I posted another article on PCOS, entitled: PCOS Affects 10% of Women of Childbearing Age. Unfortunately, I thiisthisyou_pcosnk those stats are much higher now.

PCOS was first described in 1935, when it was recognized that ovarian cysts can interrupt ovulation and cause infertility in significant numbers of women.

PCOS is an estrogen dominant endocrine system disorder. It is no wonder that women with PCOS are more likely to be hospitalized – low progesterone will cause mental health issues. As much as it is needed for ovulation and to prevent miscarriage – it is one of the ‘feel-good’ hormones that women need for emotional health.

Although there has been a significant increase in PCOS in the last 7 – 10 years (about the same time that Gardasil came on the market in 2006), there are BPAcertainly other factors at play; including birth control pill and other synthetic hormones that girls as young as 10 are being prescribed. Plastic in the household play a significant danger… and then there are the plastic bottles of water, juices, energy drinks, that we all drink – as well as all of our foods that are now wrapped in plastic, and canned foods.  And of course, BPA builds up in the maternal body and is passed through the umbilical cord and into the body of the “vulnerable child.” And that happens generation after generation.

If this trend keeps up, we will give birth to a generation of sterile women.

BTW – just so you understand the seriousness of this hormone disruptor, California has added bisphenol A to its toxic chemicals list.

Back to the Medscape article and the most recent study on PCOS.

The study is important as it is apparently the first to report a link between maternal PCOS and health outcomes of offspring in early life, according to Kathleen Hoeger, MD, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Reproductive Endocrine Division, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York. In addition, PCOS is common among women of reproductive age but is often underappreciated in general pregnancy care.

“We should be counseling women who have PCOS that we need to be very attentive to any metabolic problems that may exist prior to becoming pregnant,” she told Medscape Medical News. “We in the healthcare community need to be aware of what potential things can we control, what can we change. We can’t change the fact that a woman has PCOS because we don’t believe that is something at this point that we can reverse. But we can change the quality of her healthcare prior to pregnancy and then obviously pay very close attention in pregnancy and then assess the children postbirth.”

What concerns me is the endocrine imbalance that is affecting our daughters, will now affect the health of our grandchildren. Women, unfortunately know very little about our endocrine health and how crucial it is to our overall health and well being.  Sadly, we will find out the hard way.

In addition, the offspring of mothers with PCOS had significantly higher adjusted risks for hospitalizations beyond the perinatal period for a variety of diagnoses, including endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic disorders (44% higher), digestive disorders (14%), metabolic disorders (43%), neurologic conditions (17%), psychological development issues (69%), asthma (32%), and male genital conditions (38%).

Just so you know, I am in disagreement with the statement that PCOS cannot be reversed. The medical establishment may not have a therapy or a drug – but Mother Nature does. Nutritional supplements targeted to the brain. The EMPowerplus Q96 on my blog. to your right.  The protocol is simple. Give the brain what it needs to heal and it will restore its balance.

When the motherboard ain’t happy no one is happy.


Maternal PCOS Linked to Poorer Health of Offspring

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.

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