Ways of Getting Pregnant with PCOS

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There are ways to get pregnant even if you have PCOS. Polycystic ovary syndrome is fairly common. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services state that one in ten women of childbearing age has PCOS so you should not feel alone. There are fertility options for you if you want to get pregnant but it is up to you to decide if you want to undergo these fertility treatments and if you can afford them.

Undergoing fertility treatments is a difficult decision to make and it can be a scary experience. The best way to not make it a frightening experience is to arm yourself with information on what fertility treatments are available and what each treatment entails. Knowing this will make this entire experience easier on your mind which does not need to be more stressed than it already is.

As mentioned before, you also need to figure out if you can afford these fertility treatments. Many insurance policies do not cover fertility treatments but some do. You should check to see what coverage you have and go from there. Again, it is all about acquiring as much knowledge about the situation you will face that will make a stressful experience more manageable.

PCOS does not mean you cannot have children. There are many women that have had children even though they were diagnosed with PCOS. Essentially, PCOS is when your hormones are out of balance. Your body has higher levels of androgens which causes you to not ovulate. Ovulation problems are a leading cause of female infertility so not being able to get pregnant due to irregular cycles or even no cycles are common. Realizing that other women have gone and are going through
your situation can be comforting as there may be women in your community that can provide support.

When visiting your doctor about your fertility options, one of the first things you will typically come across is the use of fertility drugs. These drugs' purpose is to stimulate ovulation. It is not uncommon for doctors to prescribe two drugs like clomiphene and metformin to be used at the same time. If these drugs alone do not work, other procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be used. Here is a list of several more procedure you should be aware of:

1. Laparoscopy
2. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
3. Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
4. Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)
5. Use of egg donors
6. Use of gestational carriers

This list is a just a partial list of what is available but each situation is different. Depending on various factors, your doctor may recommend using only a few of these procedures.

Getting pregnant is possible and many women have successfully brought a baby into this world. Keep an open mind and keep yourself as healthy as possible. To learn more about curing infertility in women with PCOS, please take a moment to read this article and please visit pregnancyover40.tumblr.com for more information. Good luck and don't lose hope.

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