Is it possible to get Pregnant with PCOS?

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Is it possible to get Pregnant with PCOS?

Is it possible to get Pregnant with PCOS?

Yes, it is difficult to get Pregnant with PCOS and some women may have infertility problems so they may not even ovulate normally or develop cyst or multiple cysts. In a study, about 70% of women suffering from PCOS face infertility problems. Even if they conceive and deliver normal baby, about 50% of them will have PCOS disorders.

PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is hormonal endocrine disorder causing cysts on the ovary of the women.

Risks due to untreated PCOS:

  • Infertility or trouble conceiving
  • No or abnormal ovulation
  • Acne, growth of hair
  • Insulin resistance
  • High blood sugar levels (due to less insulin)
  • Type II Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Weight gain
  • Heart diseases (Cardiovascular disease or Metabolic syndrome)

NOTE: Those women who are Pregnant with PCOS, are likely to suffer from miscarriage, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or premature delivery, still birth. About 60% of the women will give birth to babies suffering from autism spectrum disorder.

Causes: Either genetic or irregular periods in a female’s body.

PCOS diagnosis

  • Physical examination by the doctor
  • Check signs and symptoms
  • Check BMI(Body Mass Index)
  • Diagnostic lab tests
  • Blood sugar test, insulin test, thyroid disorder test, pelvic ultrasound (or vaginal ultrasound – SONOGRAM)

Why is it difficult for women to get pregnant with PCOS?

Ovary is a place where a female’s eggs are formed. An ovary have follicles that are very little fluid like sacs. When eggs develops, follicles grow up and when they mature, sac breaks, eggs release and from there it travels to uterus of a woman via fallopian tube. The womb or uterus gets ready to fertilize the egg. This is technically ovulation and some women with PCOS either don’t ovulate normally or don’t ovulate at all because the ovary becomes incapable to even produce hormones required to fully mature egg. Some follicles produce fluid while some continue as cysts or multiple cysts. No ovulation means absence of progesterone hormone and a woman may have no or irregular periods. Further, in such a condition ovaries develop male hormones stopping ovulation in a woman.


Losing weight will help to normalize your menstrual cycle, cut diabetes, control thyroid, balance hormones inside body, and lower androgen levels (especially if you smoke).

Uncontrollable PCOS means that your doctor may out you on birth control to first reduce symptoms. If you are diabetic, doctor may suggest Clomiphene (for stimulating ovulation) or metformin (PCOS ovulation, FDA Category B drug), and Gonadotropins (increased risk of twins or triplets) and may give anti-androgens(with birth pills).

Trouble getting Pregnant with PCOS, try these fertility treatments:

Expensive IVF(in vitro fertilization) fertility treatments.

Ovarian Drilling surgery may raise up the chances of ovulation.

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