I was part of a PCOS support group for a short period of time, but it didn’t last long, the group meet for about 6 weeks then I have no idea what happened to those who where part of it as I never kept in touch with any of them (I wasn’t really made to feel welcomed within the group) I was the one person out of the group of women who didn’t didn’t wont to have children. All the other ladies either had children or where looking to have one or more in the near future nun of them where looking to be childfree, much less childless if they could well help it (as in if they had to they would resort to adopting to become a parent).
The fertility talk, the self-image talk and other talks that centered around lack of self positive image didn’t help me at all since I have a positive self image as it is I again couldn’t relate to their experience or to their feelings on the matter when it cam to being a parent or wishing to be a parent. 90% of the talk I just couldn’t relate to and didn’t help me at all when it came to dealing with this condition.
So in short, I got very little help or positive feedback from the group as a whole and was made to feel more of an outsider then I had felt when I joined the group to start with. I also learned that the clinic that should have been able to help me wont because less I was active TTC or the like I was on my own (and now that I can’t I’m out of luck for any sort of PCOS treatment or help from the only clinic in the city, which is BS).