Women Infertility is mainly due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
where a woman due to her condition may have more androgen levels and
may not be ovulating regularly or not at all. These days one out of
every ten women is diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome
primarily having a symptom of irregular menses.
PCOS is the growing
cause of infertility these days but early diagnosis and prompt
medical support may revive the chances of normal reproductive life
for the woman. PCOS does not necessarily mean that a woman can not
have baby all her life. Many women have got pregnant and delivered
healthy babies with PCOS but then careful monitoring and medical
support becomes much essential.
The prime disadvantage of PCOS is the increased risk of early
abortions and miscarriage and moreover to conceive. Even though
medicines for treating PCOS are available and prescribed, many women
still fail to conceive or face difficulties in conceiving. This may
be attributed to irregular ovulation. Often women fail to recognize
the period when they are ovulating. To their relief, there are
treatments and techniques available which can help a desiring couple
to have their baby.
Advancements and new inventions have raised the chances of an
infertile couple to have their own baby. Modern techniques are
available which gives hope to many disheartened couple.
The techniques include:
• Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
• Gamete intra-fallopian transfer (GIFT)
• Zygote intra-fallopian transfer (ZIFT)
• Use of egg donors
• Use of gestational carriers or surrogation.
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 with PCOS is difficult but not impossible. Keep an
open mind and keep yourself as healthy as possible with proper diet,
exercise and medical support.
Compiled By: India Diets Team
protein at every meal, including breakfast.
Eliminate wheat- and flour-based products for the time being.
Reduce starch to one portion a day, and don't eat that portion during your
Apples, pears, plums and berries all are good choices. Bananas are not.
Reduce or eliminate dairy for the time being, especially cow's milk.