How to Get Pregnant with PCOS
The most critical piece of getting pregnant with PCOS is ovulation. If you are not ovulating (which is common with PCOS) then you will not have an egg to fertilize. There are a few options to promote ovulation and, therefore, pregnancy in PCOS.
The first option is using a medication like Clomid, which sends signals to the brain to release the hormones that tell the ovaries to release an egg. This method can help women with PCOS get pregnant but does not correct the underlying imbalances of why she has PCOS. Therefore, it does not correct the underlying issues. While this is a good option for some women, it is important to note that using Clomid increases your chances of having twins.
Another common medication used in PCOS is Metformin. This medication sensitizes a person’s body to insulin to support blood sugar balance. While Metformin doesn’t directly stimulate the release of an egg, it can help to work on the underlying reason why a woman’s natural ovulation processes are interrupted.
The option our doctors most often use (with great success) is a combination of specific herbal therapies that reestablish the signals your brain sends to your ovaries to release an egg and herbal and natural treatments to correct blood sugar imbalances adrenals and inflammation. A whole-person approach, much like the one just listed, is the best way to correct the underlying issues in PCOS, and resolve them. Once the body, hormones, adrenals, and digestive tract work properly, ovulation and fertility are no longer impeded.