Yes. Although women suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) find it hard to get pregnant, they can conceive and give birth to a healthy baby by managing the symptoms. Birth control pills, medicines helping to ovulate and lifestyle changes are some of the methods to help women suffering from PCOS to have healthy pregnancies.
Birth control pills contain artificial versions of hormones called estrogen and progestin. These pills can help regulate your menstrual cycle by reducing androgen production. It is designed to help regulate your period. You will not be able to get pregnant while you are taking birth control pills for PCOS, however, regular periods will lead to increased chances of pregnancy.
Doctors may prescribe certain medications in the cases of infertility among women suffering from PCOS like clomiphene, metformin, etc. Some lifestyle changes that can be opted for include losing excess weight, having a well balanced diet, exercises, and avoiding smoking and drinking. This can be useful in controlling the symptoms of PCOS leading to infertility. You can also refer to a fertility specialist, who will help in making sure you get the right dose of medicines, help with any problems you have, and schedule regular checkups and ultrasounds to see how you’re doing. You may need IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) treatment to help you get pregnant, in which your fertility doctor will assist and guide you.
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