how to get pregnant with pcos

PCOS is a hormonal disorder that can cause infertility. However, it is still possible to get pregnant with PCOS when the correct approach to treatment is used. Learn more about the symptoms of PCOS, how it can cause infertility, and the natural treatments available to help resolve your fertility issues.

What is PCOS?

PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is a common hormonal disorder that affects people with ovaries, typically during their reproductive years.
When someone has PCOS, their androgen hormone levels (male hormones) are typically high,
periods can be infrequent or last for many days, and cysts might develop on the ovaries. 

While the exact cause of PCOS is not yet fully understood, it is believed to likely be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors related to hormonal imbalance.

PCOS Symptoms

PCOS can involve a wide variety of symptoms, many of which can make it difficult to become pregnant. The symptoms can include:
  • Infertility (due to irregular or absent ovulation)
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles
  • Polycystic Ovaries (small cysts known as follicles on the ovaries)
  • Acne
  • Excessive Hair Growth
  • Rapid Weight Gain
  • Insulin Resistance (leading to higher levels of insulin in the bloodstream)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

One key aspect of managing PCOS is maintaining a healthy weight through a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. Weight loss is often encouraged, as an optimal body weight can help regulate menstrual cycles and improve fertility.

How Does PCOS Cause Infertility?

PCOS can make it difficult to become pregnant for a multitude of reasons. First, the hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS can disrupt the natural menstrual cycle and cause individuals to have missed periods or infrequent periods. This ultimately affects the ovulation process, to the point where women either have irregular ovulation or are not ovulating at all.

Additionally, the increased androgen levels in PCOS can alter the hormonal signals that typically initiate ovulation. The higher androgen levels can also cause the follicles on ovaries containing eggs to prevent the eggs from maturing (or from releasing).

PCOS can also cause chronic inflammation, which ultimately affects the lining of the uterus and the body as a whole, making it difficult to become pregnant.

Lastly, PCOS can result in individuals developing insulin resistance, which involves having increased insulin levels in the bloodstream that cause the ovaries to produce more androgens (making it difficult for the ovaries to work as they should).

how does pcos cause infertility

Can You Still Get Pregnant If You Have PCOS?

Yes, many women with PCOS can become pregnant when the correct approach to treatment is used. Oftentimes, a variety of treatments are needed. Some individuals might be tempted to receive IVF treatments (In Vitro Fertilization) with a fertility specialist or by using a reproductive medicine, however, it is often critical to address the underlying health issue in order for the body to be ready to conceive.

In fact, studies show that some peptides can be effective in addressing infertility in individuals with PCOS, as well as treatments that incorporate exercise and nutritional counseling.

While the exact type of treatment is different for each person, it will typically involve a combination:

  • Nutritional Therapy (oral or IV)
  • Neural Therapy
  • Peptides
  • Herbs
  • Minerals
  • Coaching and Education
  • Ongoing Support (to ensure you are correctly following the treatment plan)
At Road To Fertility, our goal is to find and address the underlying health issue that is causing your infertility by using innovative diagnostic methods. These methods then drive further testing so that we know where to apply the specific treatments that are needed.
Dr. Marina Yuabova, DNP, APRN, BC, Naturopathic Doctor, takes a functional and holistic approach to infertility treatment in individuals with PCOS. 

During your first appointment, Dr. Yuabova will listen to your concerns, conduct a medical history, and perform a whole-body energy scan with your consent. After the cause of the issue is determined, medical evidence will be collected in the form of a complete blood panel, and treatment can begin.

Functional Infertility Treatment with Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility specializes in functional medicine for fertility issues. Dr. Marina Yuabova and her compassionate team treat infertility with natural treatments that work in harmony with your body. We approach infertility by combining functional medicine with quantum energy and quantum diagnostics, which are turned into healing energies. All of our treatments are natural and are tailored to your body’s specific needs. If the body is having a difficult time becoming pregnant, there is a specific underlying issue that first should be addressed. Once that issue is resolved, then the body can be ready to become pregnant.

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