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How to Get Pregnant with PCOS Quickly

It’s sadly true that Polycystic Ovary Syndrome makes it harder to get pregnant. It’s also a challenge when you’re trying to work to a plan – if you want to ensure you’re pregnant by a certain date in the near future to successfully balance starting a family with work, a house move or relocation, or simply to give your child the best start.

While it’s difficult, it’s not impossible and OvuSense is here to offer some tips!

Diet and Lifestyle

There are some important lifestyle changes you can make that give your body a better chance to ovulate spontaneously and on a more regular schedule. Making sure your diet includes more fresh green vegetables is a simple step that can give you a real advantage: these contain lots of the key vitamins and nutrients your body uses to manufacture and distribute hormones, and it’s hormones that control the menstrual cycle.

PCOS can cause you to gain weight, due to the irregularities in your body’s supply of insulin. If you’re able to lose some of this excess weight and make changes to your diet to control your body’s insulin levels it can improve many of the symptoms, including those fertility effects. It’s not easy but weight loss and an insulin controlling diet could make the difference you need to get pregnant when you want to!

Identifying Ovulation

Whatever other measures you are taking, you need to make sure you are identifying when you ovulate. The sooner you know when you’re likely to be ovulating, the sooner you can make plans to capitalise on it and try to conceive when you have the best chance to succeed.

One of the most popular and convenient systems for testing for ovulation are hormone-based OPKs (Ovulation Predictor Kits). These measure hormone levels in urine (like pregnancy tests) to let you know when ovulation is imminent. Unfortunately, the hormone disruption that drives PCOS makes hormone-based tests inaccurate.

A better measure is found in your Basal Body Temperature. This is the minimum temperature your body falls to when it’s at rest, and it changes in subtle ways that are tied to ovulation and which can’t be drowned out by hormonal issues.

OvuSense uses a specialised sensor that takes your core temperature throughout the night to ensure accurate readings, and uses a computer backed algorithm to turn that data into not merely a notification of whether you’re ovulating right now, but also a prediction of when your next fertile window is going to be.

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