20% of Indian women suffer from Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS, is a common hormonal condition in women. Women with PCOS can struggle to become pregnant and are at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy. Many a times the question is also “Is getting pregnant with PCOS possible?” However, by managing the symptoms, many women with PCOS can become pregnant and have a healthy baby.
Let us understand PCOS in depth
What is PCOS?
PCOS, short for polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common condition related to hormones in which the ovaries don’t always release an egg at the end of the menstrual cycle.
Symptoms of PCOS
- irregular menstrual periods
- cysts on the ovaries
- weight gain
- excessive face and body hair
- thinning or balding head hair
- insulin resistance
PCOS and Pregnancy
If you have PCOS, you might struggle to get pregnant. This is because the high levels of male hormones prevent the release of an egg.
Here are some of the ways you can increase your chances of getting pregnant.
- Healthy Eating
- Maintaining an ideal body weight
- Regular Exercise
- monitoring ovulation and timing sexual intercourse around ovulation
Other articles on PCOS
An Increasing number of women in India suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). 1 out of 5 to be precise. Polycystic ovary syndrome causes irregular menstrual cycles, excessive body or facial hair and polycystic ovaries as its main symptoms.