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Help Getting Pregnant With PCOS

Help getting pregnant with pcos
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There are ways you can increase you chances of conceiving with PCOS however and it basically revolves around treating the root causes of PCOS and not just the immediate problem of falling pregnant. This is important because if you still suffer the hormonal imbalanced of PCOS there is a much higher chance of miscarriage as well. As such here are a few steps you need to take to improve your chances of falling pregnant, avoiding miscarriage and curing PCOS at the same time!

Detox

We nearly all live in an environment of toxic substances that attack our bodies in small ways. Detoxification can be dealt with externally and internally as well.

Externally you want to rid your home of substances that are toxic. Get rid of chemicals and sprays that are suspect and replace chemical cleaners with more organic alternatives. Living in a cleaner environment does amazing things for your body and help the environment too.

Internally however you must also pay close attention to. Flushing the accumulated toxins from your body allows better working of all of your organs and the process of detoxing will boost your immune system as well which is vital for a healthy pregnancy. A neat site on detoxification

Diet

This is the big one in my opinion. I used to eat what I thought was a moderately healthy diet but really it was full of toxins and terrible things for my body. I believe this was the main cause of a very painful ovarian cyst I developed. Changing what you eat will help balance hormones and control blood sugar levels which is essential for your healthy pregnancy and chances of conceiving.

Low GI foods are a good place to start. Having foods which release sugars into the body slowly means your body will not be flooded with insulin due to your condition of insulin resistance which is part and parcel of PCOS. This means eating foods which have complex carbohydrates and not simple carbohydrates. The most basic way of saying this is to not eat processed foods and instead eat more natural and raw foods instead.

Avoiding sugars is also a major part of controlling blood sugars and hormones. Cutting back on sugary foods will help a great deal but also finding foods that have a lot of sugary hidden in them such as juices which are often full of sugars despite advertising being healthy!

Exercise

Along with diet exercise must be performed to invigorate the body and also to lose weight. Weight loss helps reduce the severity of inulin resistance and while it is more difficult for those with PCOS to lose weight regular light exercise can have an amazing effect when combined with a good diet.

Stress

Or more importantly not stressing is also helpful in controlling your hormones. Stress lowers your immune system and increases a hormone called cortisol which is yet another hormone thrown into a volatile mix which can lead to the symptoms of PCOS and infertility.

Destressing is a great help getting pregnant with PCOS and is something you must customise to your particular situation. My best advice is that you should not sweat the little things and not worry about things you cannot change. Once you can step back form the niggles in life you can focus on the big picture and it will stress you less.

For more information about these things that will help you combat PCOS and finally help you become pregnant and carry your child to term check out Natural Ovarian Cysts Relief Secrets as it helped my sister do exactly that.

Miscarriage and PCOS – An Awful Link

miscarriageIn conjunction with my post about help with infertility due to PCOS I also wanted to talk about miscarriage and PCOS which is another reason I dislike taking drugs to get pregnant with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome as the condition still remains and continues to be a hazard to mother and child.

Many studies have shown that women who suffer from PCOS no only have issues trying to fall pregnant but also have many problems when pregnant that include miscarriage as a very bad end. The percentage of women who miscarry with polycystic ovary syndrome is quite high with studies going as high as 45-50% which is a massive amount of heartbreak from expecting mothers.

For more information on stopping PCOS in its tracks for a healthy pregnancy visit Ovarian Cysts Cures.

How does PCOS Cause Miscarriage

There may be a combination of different elements that go into this and it can be hard to tell which one may have caused a miscarriage but here are the main reasons.

  • Insulin resistance which is the main problem with PCOS can also have an issue with development of your unborn child. This is because elevated insulin levels can cause problems with clearing blood clots which can lead to the body not being able to supply nutrients and remove toxins causing a breakdown and miscarriage.
  • Luteinizing Hormone hypersecretion is another problem that can happen with PCOS sufferers. This means a certain hormone is overly injected during ovulation causing an early release of the egg which can cause defects which make the pregnancy fail later on and cause miscarriage.
  • Yet another study has also found that a lack of two key proteins in the uterine lining are very low in PCOS sufferers. A study showed that out of 134 women in the study, 12 had miscarriages in the first trimester, and 10 of those 12 had PCOS. It is thought these proteins play a big part in maintaining the embryo.

There are also many other non PCOS factors at play but as you can see the increased risk from having this condition is quite substantial and needs to be understood before you prepare for a child. This is where I get my hatred of taking drugs as a solution also because with so many factors causing miscarriage with PCOS there is no drug that solves all the problems and taking a mixture of pills can mess your hormones up in unforeseen ways and cause other health problems or birth defects.

So what is the solution?

Many women have reported that losing weight before pregnancy has helps with conceiving and carrying a child to birth but the real winner theer was a change in lifestyle that reverse or at least partially stopped PCOS and hormonal imbalance naturally. This is not only good for your future child but good for your own health avoiding things such as diabetes during childbirth (another PCOS hazard) and simply making you feel better …

My sister is currently pregnant with a healthy (and feisty!) baby after she followed an all natural cure for PCOS and so i swear by this method as it also reduced a painful ovarian cyst I had very quickly.

Find out how we overcame ovarian cysts and PCOS naturally here

Help With Infertility Due to PCOS

infertility_sucks_tshirt-p235397982213317873qz00_400Many women need help with infertility due to PCOS because this condition is the leading cause of poor fertility in women from all conditions and diseases. With an estimated one in ten women suffering from PCOS to various degrees this is a lot of women having trouble getting pregnant with PCOS!

What can you do to increase your fertility if you have PCOS though? Obviously completely curing the conditions is the ultimate goal but what specifically causes the infertility that is associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? The basic problem with your body and why it is infertile is because your periods are erratic or non existent and most likely an egg is often not released. This is because of hormone imbalances caused by insulin resistance which stop the right levels of female hormones from supporting a good and healthy menstrual cycle.

There are two methods that you can take to address this. The natural way, or with drugs

… if you have heard my rants against pharmaceutical companies then you may know what one i personally recommend! Click here to find out more on the natural way

There are many drugs that have helped women with PCOS and infertility. Drugs such as Metformin otherwise known as Glucophage help reduce insulin resistance and hormone normalization and others such as human chorionic gonadotrophin or hCG help to directly force the ovaries to release eggs. However all of these options are short term and require you to pump more drugs into your body with an ongoing reliance on them. Some doctors even recommend hormone therapy by pumping you full of estrogen but this is dangerous and does not stop your insulin resistance either so will not help!

I personally believe that short term stop gap measures like these may help some women become pregnant but at the cost of their health and their child’s health!

The other options is a more natural cure. This is a detailed and complex thing that will take some effort but the end results is not a simply opening of a window of opportunity to conceive but instead will eliminate PCOS completely and restore a good menstrual cycle giving you help with infertility due to PCOS and also ridding you of all other PCOS symptoms.

For more information on a natural cure of PCOS visit ‘Ovarian Cysts Cures‘. This guide has helped many women including my own sister reverse PCOS … As of writing this post she is 5 Months pregnant and healthy too.