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Tips for Getting Pregnant with PCOS (PCOS Awareness Month)

Tips for Getting Pregnant with PCOS (PCOS Awareness Month)

Tips for Getting Pregnant with PCOS (PCOS Awareness Month)

Did you know that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the foremost cause of female infertility and yet 50% of women with PCOS aren’t aware of they have the condition? The month of September has been designated as PCOS Awareness Month to help people with PCOS effectively overcome complications associated with this condition.

Here are some tips for getting pregnant with PCOS:

  • Weight Loss: Obesity is a common finding in women with PCOS. If you are overweight or obese, even a 10% weight loss by healthy eating and regular exercise can help normalize your menstrual periods and boost your chances of becoming pregnant.
  • Control Diabetes: Women with PCOS are at a higher risk of developing diabetes. Controlling blood sugar levels with diabetic medications and reducing consumption of sugar may reduce hormonal imbalances that disrupt your menstrual cycle.
  • Treat Thyroid Problems: Hypothyroidism is a very common problem in those diagnosed with PCOS. Having a pre-existing thyroid condition can hinder your chances of becoming pregnant. It is important to get your thyroid checked and discuss with your doctor the best option to normalize thyroid function without negatively impacting your pregnancy.
  • Ovulation Inducing Medication: PCOS disrupts the secretion of hormones that can result in irregular or no ovulation. Ovulation medications in the form of tablets or administered as injections contain hormones that stimulate the ovaries to release one or more eggs and increase your chances of getting pregnant.
  • IVF treatment: Despite the release of the egg, having PCOS can make it difficult for the egg to be fertilized by the sperm in the womb. In such cases, invitro fertilization treatment (IVF) in which the egg is fertilized by sperm in a laboratory may be the ideal choice.

Visit the specialists at ReproMed Fertility Center for an in-depth evaluation of your condition and personalized treatment options to help fulfill your desire to start a family.

ReproMed Fertility Center offers personalized fertility treatments in four convenient locations in the Dallas metroplex and one in Tyler. Please contact us at   for all appointments and information.

  • Mckinney

    McKinney
    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

    McKinney

    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

  • Grapevine

    Grapevine
    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

    Grapevine

    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

  • Rockwall

    Rockwall
    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

    Rockwall

    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

  • Dallas

    Dallas
    3800 San Jacinto
    Suite 123
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Dallas

    3800 San Jacinto
    Dallas, TX 75204

  • Tyler

    Tyler
    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703

    Tyler

    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703