Getting Pregnant Even With PCOS
Most couples assume, that when the time comes, it will be easy for them to get pregnant. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple since some medical issues can get in the way. For example, getting pregnant with PCOS can be hard, but it is very possible.
Getting pregnant with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is not always a problem. Some women with this condition get pregnant with ease and never know that they have PCOS.
Others have the more problematic symptoms of this condition like weight gain, acne, facial hair, insulin resistance, dark spots on the back of the neck or on the feet, thinning hair, and irregular or non-existent periods.
Most women with PCOS fall somewhere in the middle without all of the symptoms. However, no matter what your symptoms, the chances of having a hard time getting pregnant are higher than with other women.
The biggest problem with getting pregnant with PCOS is that some women have irregular periods. This means that they are not ovulating, ovulate late, or they do so sporadically. Some only do it a few times a year, if it all. You can imagine how much harder that makes it to become pregnant.
Instead of twelve chances a year to conceive, they have three or four chances at most. On top of that, because they are not regular, they have no idea when or if ovulation occurs and they often miss their fertile window. It can be very frustrating.
Those trying to get pregnant with PCOS have a few options. The first thing you want to do is to make sure you actually have PCOS.
Make an appointment with your doctor to get the proper tests to confirm the condition. Talk with your doctor about medications and procedures that can HELP help make it easier to get pregnant.
PCOS is a problem, but it does not have to mean the end of your dream of having a family. Knowing what the problem is can be half of the battle. Listen to your doctor, take care of your health and your weight, and give it time. Never give up and never stop trying.
There are some women that have problems getting pregnant with PCOS, only to give up on their dream of having a baby. I was one of those people. Much to my surprise, after numerous miscarriages and giving up all together, I had a healthy son. It is never too late.