So, your doctor diagnosed you with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and the diagnosis explains many of the problems you have been having with your menstrual cycle and inability to get pregnant.
PCOS affects between 5 and 10 percent of women of child bearing age. A major symptom of this syndrome includes lack of a period or irregular periods. If you are trying to get pregnant, this a problem. The inability to figure out if and when you will ovulate makes timing sex, for getting pregnant, quite challenging.
Doctors will routinely suggest Clomid to help induce ovulation, but there may be a more natural option to try before you go that route.
Studies have show that myo-inositol can have a positive, baby-making friendly, affect on women with PCOS. There are many studies done on pcos and myo-inositol and one, in particular, has shown amazing results.
In this particular study, 88% of the study participants had at least one normal menstrual cycle and 72% of those women maintained normal ovulation, after the study. 40% of study participants achieved pregnancy during the 6 month study.
In addition to the fertility enhancing benefits, the studies have shown that myo-inositol can help decrease BMI (weight) and testosterone and insulin levels.
BabyHopes newest product offering, Pregnitude, has the recommended dosage on myo-inositol in it, as well as 200 mcg of folic acid. The feedback in the online ttc communities has been favorable, though it doesn’t appear to work for everyone who has PCOS. Be sure to talk to your doctor before you decide to add Pregnitude to you fertility boosting arsenal.