PCOS and Getting Pregnant

PCOS and Getting Pregnant

In spite of the fact that the ovulation process follows the monthly cycle, in some cases, the woman’s body is unable to produce fully developed eggs. A part of them fixate in the ovaries as cysts, causing the condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS for short. Luckily, being diagnosed with it does not mean that your chances to have children are totally compromised. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

A wide range of drugs and supplements are now available, so suffering from PCOS and getting pregnant at the same time is entirely possible. Besides, you can do a lot of other simple things to turn the situation to your favor, and here are five of the most important.

Reduce blood sugar

This diagnosis is often associated with a considerable increase of the blood sugar level. If you want to have greater chances of conceiving a child, you must follow a treatment based on Metformin, a substance that reduces the level of glucose in your blood, regulating ovulation at the same time. You have to follow the treatment for a period of at least 6 months before effectively conceiving and you must discontinue use during pregnancy.

Lose weight

Obesity is one of the main causes of PCOS, so, from this point of view, the solution is entirely in your hands. If you get rid of as little as 5% of your weight, you increase your chances of having a baby dramatically. Replacing the sedentary life you live with regular exercising and including a lot of fruits and vegetables in your daily meals are only two things that can turn suffering from PCOS and getting pregnant at the same time from a crazy dream into reality.

Take fertility pills

Your body needs all the help it can get, so, taking drugs that induce ovulation is a good idea. One of the best known and used medicines of this kind is Clomid. It stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs and helps them to mature. You can also try injections that help the secretion of certain hormones. They influence greatly the quality of the eggs, also helping to regulate the ovulation.

Consider artificial insemination

Sometimes, nature needs a little help, and intrauterine insemination is the procedure trough which the fusion between the egg and the sperm can be accelerated. More exactly, a single spermatozoon is introduced in the egg that is already in the uterus.

Monitor basal body temperature

Measuring the basal temperature is a popular method of determining the moment when the egg is released. To increase the chances of getting pregnant, you and your partner must have intercourse during this interval and learning how to track ovulation is key to your success.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.