Can I get Pregnant with PCOS?
If you are interested in getting pregnant and have PCOS don’t worry too much because it is still possible for you to conceive. A reproductive endocrinologist or fertility expert may be needed to assist you in your efforts, however there are treatment options available to you and many women with PCOS conceive every year.
Ovulation may be prevented due to PCOS, meaning your menstrual cycles will be affected. In some cases, women with PCOS will need to take specific medicines to help them ovulate. In order to conceive you will need to ovulate regularly. It is important to know when ovulation is occurring, too, so that you can engage in intercourse during your most fertile days.
The first medication doctors usually prescribe women who are trying to conceive is Clomid. Clomid helps the ovaries produce mature eggs. Some women will also take Glucophage, which is a diabetic drug, in addition to Clomid. There is a link between insulin resistance and PCOS and some doctors believe that lower levels of blood sugar will help the body recue the level of androgen and signal ovulation.
When these drugs do not work women with PCOS still have other options to try and conceive. Some women will be prescribed injectable drugs, like FSH, to signal egg follicle growth. Women give themselves these injections and must visit the doctor regularly to ensure their cycle is normal.
As a last option, some women may be recommended IVF, in vitro fertilization. You will probably want to explore all of the other options first to try and help you conceive naturally. However, IVF is an option for women who have difficulty conceiving through the other forms of treatment.