• PCOS

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Balance Your Hormones, Boost Your Metabolism, & Restore Your Fertility
  • By: Jessica Olson
  • Narrated by: Catherine O'Connor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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PCOS

By: Jessica Olson
Narrated by: Catherine O'Connor
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Publisher's Summary

One in every 10 women in the United States are diagnosed with PCOS. Yet, women are still confused about what that even means for their future as a potential mother. 

Does this sound familiar to you? 

PCOS is short for poly-cystic ovary syndrome, and it is a common hormonal disorder among women between the ages of 20 and 45 years. 

According to UChicagoMedicine, PCOS heightens the risk of getting diabetes, endometrial cancer, sleep apnea, and cardiovascular irregularities later on in life if not properly treated and monitored.

All hope is not lost though, so don’t give up just yet! There is always an answer for everything, no matter how many times you feel like you’re circling around the same issue. 

In this audiobook, you will discover:

  • The four types of PCOS to be aware of, along with the best ways to treat them effectively at home
  • The surprising truth behind what to expect with PCOS symptoms
  • The number one type of food to avoid in order to reduce the intensity of your symptoms
  • Reasons why becoming pregnant while having PCOS isn’t impossible and how to increase your chances
  • The bad habits damaging your likelihood of fertility
  • The one pill most doctors recommend as the holy grail for treatment
  • And much more. 

There are many misconceptions about the condition, often confusing both doctors as well as their patients, but now is the time to put your foot down and demand an explanation. It may not even be the pregnancy issue that concerns you the most but the frustrating weight fluctuations and constant acne. 

Do yourself a favor: Get down to the bottom of your troublesome condition and finally, let go of your persistent worry and aggravation. 

If you want to discover how you can break free from the grasp of PCOS and its burdens and open up the option of starting a family of your own, then you should listen to this audiobook!

©2019 Jessica Olson (P)2019 Jessica Olson

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Someone wake this narrator up!!!

I could do better than this narrator in my sleep!!!! It is hard to appreciate the information with Catherine O'Conner struggling to stay awake , slurring her speech and irritatingly referring to P.C.O.S as "P-Cause". Information is solid though.

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Important Topic, Poor Reading Performance

I wanted to read this book because someone I love has been diagnosed with PCOS. While some of this content is new, the way this book is written is very matter of fact —including what sounds like judgment, e.g., painting a picture of those diagnosed feeling more comfortable sitting on the couch, when exercise is important.

That combined with the reader’s stumbles and less than exciting reading performance did not enable the best experience.

The reader sounded bored or impaired, as she read through lists of symptoms and possible helps.

I haven’t read many books on this topic, but I hope the others are better written —combining information, with an understanding that those who are diagnosed with PCOS don’t need to be talked down to, or be portrayed as lacking motivation when it comes to exercise or nutritional changes.

Lastly, having successful pregnancies is not the only reason why a woman would want to address PCOS symptoms, but it seems to be a central focus of this book.

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Horribly narrated

I cannot believe that this audiobook was even released. It is so poorly narrated that it distracts me from the quality information I’m trying to take in. I’m shocked that the rights holder did not catch all of the production errors that are obvious as soon as the book begins. I’ve never heard anyone refer to this condition as “Pee Caws” before (seriously couldn’t Google that first?), that among loud breaths and other mispronunciations is just way too much. This could be an awesome book, but I can’t even tell because of how awful this reader is.

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Worst Narration I've Ever Experienced on Audible

I'm told this book has great information in it but I may never know unless I read it for myself.

10 minutes in and I've had enough of the narrator. Mispronounces too much, tone says she's bored AF, and stumbles through some sentences. She clearly has something else better to do...

I've never experienced a narrator this terrible before and I'm amazed that this version was even released this carelessly.

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I tried to get through the inteoduction but by the third time I heard “P-cause” I realized it was not going to be possible.

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That was a bit painful

I loved the information and how it was written but clearly the narrator had better things to do like rip off all her toe nails. This was a bit painful to listen to because the information is there but how it was given made me feel they couldn’t be bothered. There were times when she actually was sighing after saying things like I’m so sorry to be bothering you.

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This book gave me a better understanding

This book gave me a better understanding of how my body functions differently than other women who do not suffer from PCOS. It gave great info about symptoms of PCOS, conditions PCOS women are more susceptible to, medcations that can help, and information about food and exercise. This book is a great starting point for any woman who suspects she suffers from PCOS or already knows that she does. Highly recommend it!

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I had never heard of PCOS

I had never heard of PCOS before my OB/GYN gave me my diagnosis that I had this syndrome. I was very anxious to find out all that I could and still go back to this book when I have questions. More women should ask their doctor about this syndrome especially if you are watching your diet and exercising but not losing weight.

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Insightful information

Insightful information, and particularly useful to understanding the dynamics of PCOS, to which I am a sufferer. The medical terminology and treatments are valuable sources of information to follow up on. A user-friendly and intellectual resource for the condition of PCOS.

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This book is wonderfully explained

This book is wonderful! I've been learning more and more about PCOS, little by little, since being diagnosed with it four years ago. I had problems with PCOS symptoms since I was a teenager, but no doctors knew what PCOS was at that time. We are so lucky to have all of the information on PCOS now, and that doctors are taking women with PCOS symptoms seriously.

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  • 04-19-20

Poor Narration and Basic Information

To be honest, I only listened to 35 minutes of this book. The narration is not professional, with several errors which is distracting, especially when sometimes the narrator does not go back and correct herself. The book comes across as poorly written (which could just be the narration) and the information presented is overly simplistic and in my opinion, unhelpful. Telling women with PCOS, when you've acknowledged that it can lead to depression and self esteem issues, that "lying on the couch all day watching Netflix might be fun," but it won't help your condition at all so get up and go for a walk, comes across as condescending and insulting. You might as well have said "just eat right and exercise you lazy slob." I will try and find a book written by a doctor, methinks.

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