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How to Get Pregnant with PCOS

If you’re trying to get pregnant you owe it to yourself to learn about one of the most common challenges to fertility facing the modern couple. Even if you’re not affected by PCOS, knowing the signs and symptoms of the condition mean you’ll be able to eliminate it as a possibility, which is one less thing to worry about. If you are affected, identifying it early means solving the mystery of why you might be having trouble conceiving and let’s you work towards solving that problem, rather than continuing to be confused and upset.

OvuSense has some answers to your questions to help you when you’re trying to get pregnant with PCOS, and give you the best possible chance.


The key to conceiving is knowing just when you’re ovulating: you’re only fertile for a brief window of time around your ovaries actually releasing an egg to be fertilised. You’ll need to be trying for a baby in the few days before ovulation and day immediately after – outside this window the chances of conception trial off dramatically, then fall to nothing.

Unfortunately, one of the main effects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is disrupting your body’s natural menstrual cycle. An excess of Androgen, the male sex hormone, keeps your eggs from maturing, so they cannot be released from the ovaries and there is nothing to be fertilised.

Some cases can make ovulation unpredictable, more serious PCOS can stop it altogether for months at a time.

There are two things you need to do to face the challenge of getting pregnant with PCOS: stimulate ovulation, and recognise it when it happens so you have the chance to try and conceive at the best possible time.

Encouraging Ovulation

One of the things that PCOS brings with it is weight gain – this is due to extra insulin in your system that is the underlying cause of your condition. That has it’s own knock on effects for your health, but if you can work with your doctor to come up with a plan to lose some of that weight, whether it’s by changing your diet, exercising, or using medication – or a combination of the three – you may be able to kickstart your ovulation, or at least make it more frequent.

The Right Time

As well as encouraging your body to ovulate, you need to be monitoring to know when it occurs. OvuSense directly monitors the temperature inside your vagina, which tracks the rise and fall of progesterone in your body, and uses that to alert you twenty four hours in advance of when you’re due to ovulate so you can make the most of that opportunity to get pregnant even with PCOS.

To learn more about pregnancy and fertility issues visit PCOS