If you suffer from Polycystic ovarian syndrome and are trying to get pregnant you are probably wondering how the condition affects your fertility and whether there are options available to enhance your chances.
What is PCOS?
PCOS is when your ovaries are covered with fluid-filled sacs called ‘cysts.’ These cysts create a barrier, which means they stop your ovaries from performing normally.
Polycystic Ovarian syndrome can be be difficult to cope with, especially if you want to start a family. 5 -10% of women aged 20-40 are diagnosed with PCOS and many women suffer from the symptoms without receiving a diagnosis!
- Infrequent or no ovulation
- Infrequent periods
- Cysts on your ovaries
- Weight gain
- Excessive facial hair growth
- Increased male hormone
- Skin conditions -acne, oily skin and eczema.
If you have noticed any of these symptoms and have been finding it difficult to get pregnant, this could be the reason why, so make sure you visit your doctor!
If you are suffering from PCOS and trying to conceive, it is a good idea to have regular checkups with your doctor, so they can monitor the severity of the issue. Just because you have PCOS does not mean you cannot get pregnant! However, 45% of women with this condition do suffer miscarriages. It may seem quite hard, but there are plenty of alternative options if you're having trouble conceiving. Stay positive and good luck!