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Getting Pregnant with PCOS
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.

Eat 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 evening meal.
Apples, pears, plums and berries all are good choices. Bananas are not.
Reduce or eliminate dairy for the time being, especially cow's milk.
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