When you have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), one of the many symptoms that you may be dealing with is infertility. Infertility struggles can be extremely frustrating, and when you have a medical condition that causes it like PCOS, you can feel as though your body is betraying you. The good news is that there are treatments that can help you to deal with these infertility issues. Get to know some of these treatment options so you can start addressing your infertility as soon as possible.
Weight Loss and Diet Changes
One of the many ways that you can go about making yourself more likely to be able to have a baby when you have PCOS is through weight loss and dietary changes. While these may not seem like radical ideas, they can make a big difference in fertility rates when you have PCOS.
Maintaining a healthy weight and eating a balanced, low-carb diet can increase your overall health and reproductive health. When your body is otherwise healthy, you will be more likely to experience ovulation, making it easier to get pregnant.
Increase your levels of exercise slowly and gradually while also adjusting your diet in the same gradual way. This will help you to more easily stick with the changes and get your body healthier in the process. Consider working with both your OB/GYN and a dietician or nutritionist to help you with these lifestyle changes as this will make the process easier for you.
Believe it or not, there is a surgical option to help you potentially overcome infertility associated with PCOS. The surgical procedure is commonly referred to as ovarian drilling or laparoscopic ovarian drilling. This is a minimally invasive procedure and is designed to help trigger the ovaries to begin ovulating.
Because it is designed to trigger ovulation, this surgery is recommended in women with PCOS that suffer from anovulation (the complete lack of ovulation). When the surgeon performs the procedure, they essentially bore several tiny holes in the ovary.
These holes are meant to get rid of some of the mass of the ovaries, particularly the cysts. Making the ovaries smaller and less cyst-ridden can get the ovaries to act more normally, meaning they will produce and release eggs more often than they would have previously (known as spontaneous ovulation).
While the surgery may not guarantee ovulation or ovulation on a regular schedule, it can help to increase your chances of getting pregnant over time.
Knowing these treatment options to help you deal with infertility associated with PCOS, you can be sure that you give these options their due consideration and give them a try as soon as possible. With any luck, you will be pregnant sooner rather than later. For more information on pregnancy care, contact your local obstetrician.Share
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