PCOS and fertility

The Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be heavy for some women: PMS, pelvic pain, acne, hair loss and infertility. The design for a woman affected by the PCOS can be difficult, but not impossible. Procrea’s fertility doctors in Ontario and Quebec can help you start a family through reproductive medicine and technology.

When a woman does not ovulate, the doctor can first try a fertility treatment. Clomid and Serophene, for example, can help trigger ovulation. If you have diabetes, you may also be prescribed Metformin to lower your insulin level.

The most effective way to get pregnant for PCOS patients is IVF. In vitro fertilization is the combination of the woman’s egg and the man’s sperm outside the body. IVF requires a large number of appointments with the doctor, tests and bites, but all these disadvantages will be quickly forgotten once the baby is born!

Minimally invasive surgery is also an option to stimulate ovulation. Your doctor may suggest a procedure called “ovarian drilling” whereby the ovary receives a slight electrical current. The effects may last for several months but it is important to talk about the risks involved with your doctor.

Your reproductive endocrinologist may also suggest some natural ways to help your body ovulate. Try to maintain a correct weight and follow a healthy diet. Prefer unprocessed and low sugar foods, which will improve your insulin levels and hormone production. Physical exercise can also help.

If you suffer from PCOS and plan to start a family, schedule a fertility consultation at a Procrea clinic near you today!