How to get pregnant while suffering from PCOS?

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How to get pregnant while suffering from PCOS?

If you are facing the problem of PCOS then you can still get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy with the availability of various treatment facilities.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that put an impact on the functioning of a woman’s ovaries.

Ovulation is the release of eggs from the ovary – one time during each menstrual cycle.

With PCOS, the egg cannot develop as it should or release during ovulation; this is why it remains in the ovaries cells which are known as cysts.

The former consequence of PCOS is infertility because fertilization cannot happen in the absence of eggs. 

Females can be able to conceive with the amalgamation of the following:

Change in Lifestyle


Fertility Drugs

Fertility Drugs

Metformin: One of the causes of PCOS is an imbalance of insulin levels in the blood. It impedes conception.

The imbalance can be occurred due to insulin resistance. Metformin can improve insulin resistance, assist in weight loss and helps in conception.

Although this medicine for diabetics yet, it can be useful to treat infertility. It controls ovulation, regulates the menstrual cycle, and significantly reduces the possibility of miscarriage. 

Clomiphene citrate: Clomid proves to be effective for women with PCOS. Clomiphene or Clomid stimulates the ovaries to regulate ovulation.

However this not suitable for everyone. Women with the resistance of Clomid usually do not respond to the medicines, thus ovulation does not happen.

The combination of metformin with Clomid has been beneficial for such females and also enables them to deliver eggs.

Letrozole: For women with PCOS this drug act as an ovulation stimulant.

Infertility and IVF specialist at Eva Hospital, Dr. Shivani Bhutani States that few females answer better to Femara in comparison to Clomid.

In fact, this is a medicine to treat cancer but no need to worry about it as research has been already conducted to have a look at its effectiveness and safety for PCOS treatment.   

Fertility injections: When there is no positive result after consuming the above medications then the next step is Hormone Therapy.

This treatment is suggested if the infertility specialist feels that hormonal balance is an underlying factor. Gonadotropins are known as Injectable drugs and contain hormones such as FSH and LH or a combination of both.

Doctors may also prescribe gonadotropins in combination with oral medications (such as Clomid), or intrauterine insemination (IUI).

IVF or In Vitro Fertilization

IVF is a process that helps women with PCOS to fulfill their dream of being a mother when they are not able to conceive with medications.

During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a laboratory. The Sperm can be of your partner or donor. 

Irrefutably, Some of the eggs are fertilized by the Sperm. When these embryos grow for a while they are implanted in the uterus of the Patient.

After that Pregnancy test conducted to know about the success or failure of the procedure. 

Lifestyle Changes

Dietary and lifestyle changes should be followed to increase your chances of becoming pregnant with PCOS.

Weight Loss

In most cases, obesity can be the reason for PCOS. The happening of the polycystic ovaries can also result in weight gain.

This is a state where no ovulation or irregular ovulation happens. Losing weight can prove to be beneficial. Regulating your body weight can start the egg as well as normalize it.

By regulating the weight of your body ovulation can begin and at the same time, it can become normal.

Exercise and Diet 

These both play an imperative role in the pregnancy of females who are agonizing from PCOS.

Weight management and Insulin production are the only two factors responsible to control the influence of this state.

The aim of all dietary alterations should be to control weight and insulin levels.

When you are trying to get pregnant, start to consume a low-carb diet with an enhanced amount of proteins, and on top of all stay away from alcohol and caffeine.

Regular exercises or workout remedies (not too harsh) helps to manage Body Mass Index, Weight, and reduced levels of stress. 

Few tips to undertake in relation to diet :

Encourage Vitamin D: It has been observed by the researchers that Vitamin D is helpful for women with PCOS for successful conception and pregnancy. The lower level may affect adversely. 

Add cinnamon: As per the study, a daily intake of 1.5 grams of cinnamon is helpful to regulate levels of insulin in the body and stimulate ovulation.

Moreover, you can add cinnamon powder to your drink and also can sprinkle it on salads or vegetables. It also assists in regulating periods.

About The Author

Dr Shivani Bhutani
A doctor with a rich background and high success rate, Dr. Shivani Bhutani offers the boon of parenthood to couples dealing with infertility. She has opulent knowledge and expertise in offering successful treatment for infertility in females, gynecological disorders, and family planning consultation services. Highly dedicated, concerned, and attentive, Dr. Shivani understands the bliss of parenthood and offers appropriate medical help.