PCOS & Infertility

PCOS, which is short for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common cause of infertility in women due to its impact on ovulation. Changes in hormone levels affect the way in which your body produces and releases eggs and can cause irregular periods. If regular ovulation is not occurring this can make it difficult to achieve a successful pregnancy.

Can I still get pregnant if I have PCOS?

This is a question we are asked regularly at Reproductive Health Group and the answer is yes! PCOS is one of the most common types of female hormone disorders, affecting between 8-10% of women and it one of the leading causes of infertility, but that is not to say that you can’t have a baby if you suffer from PCOS. The question is, which treatment is right for you?

Treatment options for PCOS and Infertility

There are a number of potential treatment options including conventional fertility treatments, such as IVF, but also natural, nutritional measures, improving diet and making changes to lifestyle.

For some women, simply making changes to their weight is enough to completely resolve their symptoms and restore a regular menstrual cycle. The best diet for women with PCOS who are overweight is one that promotes stable levels of blood sugars and lowers insulin levels. It is recommended to see a nutritionist who can recommend an appropriate programme. At Reproductive Health Group we can offer appointments at our fertility clinic in Cheshire with our own fully qualified nutritional therapist.

For other women whose lack of ovulation is the main issue, ovulation induction can be used to help stimulate the development of mature follicles at just the right time in the cycle.

Improve your fertility potential

Reproductive Health Group’s experienced specialists can advise on the best treatment programme to help alleviate symptoms and improve fertility potential.

If you would like to talk to one of our fertility specialists about PCOS and its affect on your fertility, or any other women’s health issue, please call us on 01925 202180, email us at info@reproductivehealthgroup.co.uk or request an appointment here.