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How to Get Pregnant With Polycystic Ovaries Naturally

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is one of the most common fertility issues suffered by women in the UK. Estimated by the NHS to affect as many as one in five women, PCOS is a hormone driven condition with a long list of symptoms, and among them are potentially dramatic effects on your fertility.

PCOS doesn’t mean the end of your chances to get pregnant – there are lots of different responses and treatment, but some of them can be very intrusive or come with unpleasant side effects. Medication like Clomid can help you ovulate, but also causes mood swings as well as visual disturbances and a chance of the formation of ovarian cysts.

Avoiding these side effects means looking for a natural option, and if you understand how PCOS works, this is possible, especially with help from OvuSense.

How PCOS Operates

PCOS is a hormone driven health issue. What triggers it isn’t currently understood, but when it begins, your body begins to produce too much insulin. This has two knock on effects: too much insulin in your system means your body begins to become resistant to it’s effects, meaning you start to gain weight, and to produce more insulin. Your body also starts to produce too much androgen, and this interferes with your menstrual cycle.

In the first half of your cycle, your ovaries mature up to 20 eggs over the course of around two weeks. The healthiest, strongest egg is ejected into the fallopian tubes when it’s mature, with the others being absorbed back into the body. The Androgen excess slows this process down – the eggs remain in the ovary in the sacs they grow in, forming the ‘many cysts’ that make the name of the condition.

This means your cycle is irregular, you can’t predict when you’ll ovulate and its harder to use ovulation tests to get a more definitive answer, as the key hormones are disrupted or swamped by the changes to your hormonal background.

A Natural PCOS Pregnancy

There are two key areas to address here. You need to encourage your body to ovulate naturally, and identify when you’re ovulating, so you can try to conceive during your peak fertility for the month.

While PCOS encourages your body to gain weight, losing it can reverse the grip the condition has on your body, to an extent at least. As you lose weight, your insulin returns to a more normal level, and this also causes your body to scale back the amount of androgen it produces. For some women, this can be enough to restart normal, spontaneous ovulation!

The best way to detect and predict those ovulations is to track your Basal Body Temperature. This gives you a way to find your fertile window that’s not dependent on testing your hormones. OvuSense’s specialist sensor records your temperature overnight, to ensure it’s accurately accessing that basal level that reveals when you’re due to ovulate, and provides the results via a linked app, taking away the hard work of calculating when your ovulation will fall, and giving you a boosted chance of getting pregnant naturally with polycystic ovaries.

To learn more about pregnancy and fertility issues visit PCOS