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PARENTHOOD & PCOS – 5 POINTS TO PONDER! Most women identify PCOS with “woman issues” like as weight gain, body hair, acne, and, in some cases, mood swings. But what women are less aware of is its close relationship to infertility. PCOS has its advantages (what female wouldn’t like to have fewer periods per year?) but it can also be a disadvantage in terms of fertility.

There are less concrete facts concerning PCOS and its effect in fertility than undeniable fallacies and outright falsehoods, which generate unnecessary anxiety. To put it simply, PCOS is the most prevalent cause of infertility among women. PCOS affects 60% of women with infertility, which is a concerning statistic.

Let’s learn some facts about PCOS and how to get pregnant despite having PCOS.



1. How is PCOS linked to Infertility?


Every month, a coordinated communication channel connects the brain and the ovary, controlling the development and release of eggs. However, in PCOS, this orchestration becomes out of rhythm due to an excess of androgen, which disrupts the balance of the oestrogen hormone, limiting the production of one egg each month. The release of an egg is necessary for conception to occur.

PCOS is a vicious cycle. Abnormal hormone levels cause cysts in the ovary, which can lead to hormonal imbalance, obesity, and infertility.

A PCOS patient’s menstrual periods may not always be anovulatory (with no ovulation). There may be a handful of cycles every year during which you ovulate, but you will be unable to determine which one.

2. If that’s the case, then what exactly is happening to my eggs?


In ultrasound, PCOS individuals will have many little follicles (egg-containing sacs), but no large follicles will form and release eggs. A pregnancy cannot occur since no egg is released. Women with PCOS do not have a difficulty generating eggs; the issue is that their follicles do not expand. They’re trapped at the starting line.

Ultrasound is the greatest way to determine whether or not you’re ovulating.



3. Should I see a Fertility Specialist, if I want to plan pregnancy after 6 months?


It’s crucial, if not required, that you consult a fertility expert for the following reasons:

• Some PCOS drugs may be dangerous during pregnancy and should be adjusted or discontinued.

• Consulting with a fertility professional can help you boost your chances of natural conception by changing your lifestyle, which leads to spontaneous ovulation.

• Your fertility specialist will ensure that you are in the greatest of health before you conceive in order to limit the chance of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, and/or pregnancy-induced hypertension.

4. What are my options if I’ve not been able to conceive naturally with PCOS?


The good news is that infertility therapy for women with PCOS is quite successful. Your doctor will prescribe medicine to help your follicles expand; the aim is simply to get the eggs off the starting line. These drugs typically work since the issue isn’t in your egg.

If these basic efforts do not work, you may be given ovarian drilling (a tiny operation to create holes in the ovaries to aid in the monthly release of eggs); in rare cases, IVF may be required. Never forget that all fertility treatments will only work if you change your lifestyle, which includes eating properly and exercising regularly. Don’t view PCOS just as a reproductive issue; instead, consider it a wake-up call.

5. Do I still need to be vigilant once I have conceived with PCOS?


Even after becoming pregnant, the need of hormonal support, exercise, and a healthy diet cannot be overstated.

• PCOS patients who conceive are three times more likely to miscarry than pregnant women without PCOS. To avoid miscarriage, it may be suggested that you receive adequate hormonal support throughout the first three months of your pregnancy.

• Exercise increases insulin sensitivity, regulates hormone levels, and helps you maintain a healthy weight.

• PCOS sufferers suffer from elevated insulin levels. A high-protein, fiber-rich diet can help reduce insulin levels. Limit your carbohydrate consumption and supplement with fibre, protein, and/or healthy fats. Remove all processed foods, refined sugars, and starches.

Take Home Message


Every terrible thing eventually becomes a wonderful thing. It’s only a matter of patience… endeavour and wait for the proper time! Regardless of the procedure used, PCOS sufferers can conceive. Struggling to conceive with PCOS makes you value motherhood even more. Do not let the challenges you experience lead you to lose faith, hope, or love.

Maternal love is the only fuel that will drive you to attempt the impossible! I hope you deliver the ‘greatest piece of art’ into the world!

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