PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is more common then you may think. In fact, PCOS could affect as many in 1 in 10 women in the USA and 1 in 5 women in the UK.
Whilst PCOS is known to cause issues with conceiving, a diagnosis of PCOS doesn’t mean that you definitely won’t have a baby at some point. The thing to remember is that if you are trying to conceive when you have PCOS, then you may not to keep a closer eye on managing your efforts.
So, with this in mind, we have put together our top tips for how you can manage your PCOS and increase your chances of conceiving.
One of the main symptoms of PCOS is weight gain, this means that not only will it be easier to put weight on. But it will also be harder to lose it. Dropping your BMI is a well-known way to improve your fertility. It will also improve your general health as well.
Changing your diet is not only key to losing weight, but it is good for your overall health. Whilst you may be tempting just to up your salad intake, the truth is, it is a much better idea to see a dietician and follow their recommended diet. This is likely to include eating more fresh fruit, vegetables and upping your fibre intake too.
We all know that exercise is good for you, although this is particularly true if you have PCOS. Exercise is ideal for making sure that you lose weight, which in turn can help your ovulation cycle. The ideal level of exercise to aim for is around 30 minutes of brisk walking each and every day.
Try to regulate your periods
To enable conception, you need to be regularly ovulating and this means having a regular menstrual cycle. It is well known that if you suffer from PCOS it is likely that your periods are either absent or very irregular. Myo-inositol can help by regulating your insulin levels which in turn can balance your body and help regulate your cycle.
PCOS may make it more difficult to conceive, but it doesn’t make it impossible. If you follow the top tips that we have in our blog then there is a much better chance that you will conceive and you will go on to have a successful pregnancy and welcome a new baby into your life too!