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PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects 1 out of 5 women of reproductive age. PCOS is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility. Anovulation is when an ovum (egg) does not release from your ovary during your cycle. More than 85% of women suffering from anovulatory infertility have PCOS. It has also been observed that a lot of women only learn that they have PCOS upon seeking treatment for infertility.
4 Tips For Better Reproductive Health While Planning To Conceive With PCOS
1. Maintain A Healthy Weight In case you are suffering from PCOS, there are high chances that you are overweight. To conceive, it is important for you lose weight by consuming a balanced diet full of healthy nutrients and limited carb intake along with processed foods. Have a protein rich diet and cut down on sugars.
2. Medication Certain medications are required to boost oestrogen production in your body and bring down androgen levels to balance your hormones, stimulating ovulation. However, do not self-medicate. Get in touch with a gynaecologist, who can prescribe such medications to you in the right doses.
3. Manage Your Stress High-stress levels can wreak havoc on your hormones causing further imbalances in the body. Indulging in stress-management activities such as yoga or meditation or developing a new hobby to relax your mind can prove fruitful for your mental health. They normalise your hormones, further boosting your chances of a natural conception and healthy pregnancy.
4. Assisted Reproductive Technologies It can be tricky to get pregnant with PCOS. Women with this condition can better chances of getting pregnant using Assisted Reproductive Technologies such as IVF, wherein the ovaries are stimulated to produce a number of eggs, which are then retrieved through a small surgical process. The ovum is then fertilised by a sperm and the embryo is then implanted in the womb.
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