When a woman has difficulty becoming pregnant, it can be due to one of many reasons. However, perhaps the most common reason can be overlooked or go undiagnosed: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Doctors aren’t quite sure of the exact cause of PCOS, but up to one in 10 women of childbearing age may have it. They do know it’s largely linked to being overweight or obese. And with an obesity epidemic in this country — more than two out of every three people are overweight or obese — it’s no wonder so many women are struggling with fertility.