Getting Pregnant With PCOS - Yes you can do it!
Author: julie gardner
PCOS or as its also known, polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the leading causes of infertility in women of childbearing age around the world. Getting pregnant with PCOS is a nightmare as you never know whether you will ovulate this month or not. There is help out there though, and there are things that can be done to achieve getting pregnant with PCOS. Medical help will be available through your GP, or if you're willing to try something a little different, then there are alternative methods which claim to have great success.
PCOS basically means that you have a hormonal imbalance. This imbalance causes the ovaries to malfunction during the production of the the monthly egg. Although the egg may grow each month, it doesn't reach maturity and burst free from the ovary. It will remain on the ovary and become a cyst.
Medical treatment for getting pregnant with PCOS
If you're trying for pregnancy and have PCOS your GP may advise upon a course of Clomid or some similar medication to help you to ovulate. (Clomid or Clomiphene as it's sometimes known, is also used for women having IVF) Clomid will trick your body into making your hormone levels rise, this in turn should stimulate your ovaries into producing and releasing that all essential egg.
Some women describe the whole Clomid process as heart wrenching as there is no guarantee that it will work. Clomid can also come with side effects like mood swings, hot flashes, nausea, tiredness and weight gain.
Your doctor may also recommend a procedure called LOD (Laparoscopic Ovarian Diathermy) This is a treatment that uses a laser to burn the ovaries in the hope that this will repair and correct the hormone imbalance.
Alternative methods to achieve a PCOS pregnancy
There other methods available to work towards healing yourself from PCOS, or if not healing then at least achieving a pregnancy. Being overweight can drastically alter the chances of ovulating, so eating a sensible diet would be a good place to start. Many women swear by acupuncture to relieve PCOS, pregnancy follows. Others use holistic methods to achieve getting pregnant with PCOS.
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About the Author
I'm Julie, mum of two beautiful but very demanding kids!
After trying for 3 years to get pregnant with my first child, and then knowing nothing about babies when he did come along. I picked up loads of great advice along the way.
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