There is one out of ten women who suffer from PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome. This condition is the most usual cause of infertility problems and ovulation failure in pre-menopausal women. Many women that have this condition are worried if they can get pregnant with PCOS. Many who have PCOS and tried conceiving had experienced difficulties in carrying the baby in full term.
There are many things you can do to help get higher chances to get pregnant with PCOS. These involve improving your over-all health and your lifestyle. It is also best to consult your physician or your gynaecologist always.
Researchers of this syndrome have found out that being overweight can affect fertility and stop ovulation. It was established that most of the women having PCOS are overweight. Excess weight can cause hormonal imbalance, a rise in male hormone testosterone and a resistance to insulin. Losing the excess weight is necessary to get pregnant with PCOS because your body will require less insulin thus reducing testosterone levels in your body. This will help you achieve regular periods. Weight loss among PCOS sufferers improved their menstrual cycle up to 82 percent. Weight loss also improved their chances of getting pregnant normally.
If you are suffering with PCOS, you need to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to achieve and stay at the desired weight. When you are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor before beginning any exercise or diet. Eating the proper diet is a must to all PCOS sufferers. Make sure that you are getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals. Proper diet means eating fruits and vegetables; getting your protein from beans, lentils, soya products and chickpeas instead from meat; eating more fibre; avoiding alcohol, sugar and caffeine and products with preservatives; cutting down on dairy products, fast foods and red meat; eating complex carbohydrates like whole wheat and brown rice and drinking lots of fluids.
There are also supplements that can help you with PCOS by alleviating hormonal imbalance and weight loss. Consult your doctor before taking any of these supplements most especially when you are in hormonal replacement therapy or fertility treatments. Minerals such as magnesium and chromium may help you lose weight and reduce insulin resistance. Vitamin B complex enhances metabolism and maintain proper thyroid functions. Chasteberry helps lessen the risk of miscarriages of persons with PCOS by regulating the pituitary gland to release certain hormones. Saw palmetto lessens testosterone levels thus improve menstrual cycle.
Medical treatments for PCOS are also available to help in conceiving. Clomiphone is administered to persons with PCOS to help in stimulating the ovaries. There are sexual positions that can also help increase chances of getting pregnant even with PCOS.