PCOS Pregnancy – Can You Get Pregnant With This Condition?

Is PCOS pregnancy possible? Here are some things to know.

PCOS PREGNANCY – Infertility is one of the causes of this condition but what can you do to prevent this and have a baby?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects woman and infertility. One of the fears of women suffering from this condition is not getting pregnant. Not all woman with PCOS fears this but some are and it makes them worry a lot.

This is one of the most prominent PCOS myths.

PCOS Pregnancy
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As stated, it is just a myth. If you have PCOS, there’s a chance of pregnancy, however, it would be more challenging and more complicated compared to the one who don’t have this. With PCOS, getting pregnant is more difficult and if you become pregnant, you will be at risk for more complications during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Another reality for women with this condition is that they are three times more likely to have a miscarriage and more likely to develop other health concerns such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and larger baby, and premature delivery.

As for the baby, the potential risks are:

  • premature birth
  • large for gestational age
  • miscarriage
  • lower Apgar score

Moms-to-be with PCOS may likely deliver through cesarean and if the baby is a girl, there’s a 50% chance that she will also have PCOS.

Minus the pregnancy, women with PCOS are already at risk of these medical complications:

There’s currently no cure for PCOS, however, some ways may help ease the symptoms and lower the risk of some other complications such as lifestyle adjustment. Healthier lifestyle and losing excessive weight can make great impacts. There are other options as well such as taking birth control pills, spironolactone, and other androgen blockers.

PCOS pregnancies are higher risk but this does not necessarily mean that the mother with this condition cannot deliver a healthy full-term baby. There may not be cure for this but PCOS can be managed.

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