PCOS and pregnancy may seem to be mutually exclusive.
But it is possible to become pregnant with PCOS( polycystic ovarian syndrome) and have a normal pregnancy.
While some women may conceive spontaneously, others will do so with the
help of appropriate medical treatment.Still,other women will find it
difficult to conceive even with appropriate medical therapies
necessitating trial of surgical options.
In this webpage, I will
look at the link between pregnancy and PCOS and what do do to become
pregnant with PCOS or take a pregnancy successfully to term.
PCOS and Pregnancy
Getting pregnant with PCOS is possible though not as easily as
other women without it. PCOS has two groups of effects on pregnancy
Difficulty achieving a pregnancy due to infertility
Pregnancy complications after you become pregnant.
The pregnancy complications that have been linked with PCOS include
Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (preeclampsia)
a woman with PCOS who has had a miscarriage is a very emotional
process. The pregnancy is often achieved after repeated trials and
sometimes tremendous efforts sometimes.When it ends with a miscarriage,
the grief is usually great. However, there is still hope of trying again
and taking a pregnancy to term.
PCOS may also lead to
pregnancies, twins and even triplets. This is often due to clomiphene
used to induce ovulation in these women which may cause the release of
more than one egg. Multiple pregnancy with PCOS is a high-risk pregnancy
that requires close obstetric follow-up.
at risks also. Babies born to women with PCOS have a higher risk of
spending time in a neonatal intensive care unit or of dying before,
during, or shortly after birth.
What Should I Do?
If you are wanting to become pregnant with PCOS, these are the recommended steps to take
Talk to your doctor about your pregnancy priorities for optimization of
therapy and removing any medications that may prevent pregnancy. Birth
control pills or injections control irregular menses but will prevent
pregnancy so plan carefully with your doctor.
lifestyle measures seriously, including diet, weight loss and exercise.
These are actually treatment in themselves for PCOS and will increase
your chances of ovulating and becoming pregnant.