Dr. Rajendra Mahajan : Flora Multispeciality Hospital
PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, can be a bit of a mystery for many women. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) has been gaining more attention as a possible diagnosis for women who are struggling to conceive.
Various studies have explored details on the subject, but the results are often conflicting. So what’s the fact about it? Here we’ll explore what Dr. do know about PCOS and pregnancy, and try to clear up some of the confusion.
The answer is Yes.
Keep reading to find out how PCOS can impact your chances of getting pregnant.
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Does PCOS affect pregnancy?
PCOS can have a significant impact on the possibility of becoming pregnant. Women with PCOS are at higher risk for anovulation, which means that their bodies do not produce eggs as frequently or regularly as women without PCOS. This can make it difficult to become pregnant naturally.
In some cases, women with PCOS may have difficulty getting pregnant even with fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Studies have shown that women with PCOS who undergo IVF are less likely to get pregnant than those without the condition.
However, most women with PCOS are able to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy to term if they receive proper treatment and monitoring from a doctor throughout their pregnancy. Treatment options may include lifestyle changes, medications, or fertility treatments such as IVF.
Pregnancy complications related to PCOS include:
- Miscarriage or early loss of pregnancy. Women with PCOS are three times as likely to miscarry in the early months of pregnancy as are women without PCOS. Some research shows that metformin may reduce the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women with PCOS. However, other studies have not confirmed that metformin reduces miscarriage risk, so more research needs to be done.
- Gestational (pronounced je-STEY-shuhn-uhl) diabetes. This is a type of diabetes that only pregnant women get. It is treatable and, if controlled, does not cause significant problems for the mother or fetus. In most cases, the condition goes away after the baby is born. Babies whose mothers have gestational diabetes can be very large (resulting in the need for cesarean, or C-section [surgical], delivery), have low blood sugar, and have trouble breathing. Women with gestational diabetes, as well as their children, are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes later in life.
- Preeclampsia (pronounced pree-i-KLAMP-see-uh). Preeclampsia, a sudden increase in blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, can affect the mother’s kidneys, liver, and brain. If left untreated, preeclampsia can turn into eclampsia. Eclampsia can cause organ damage, seizures, and even death. Currently, the primary treatment for the condition is to deliver the baby, even preterm if necessary. Pregnant women with preeclampsia may require a C-section delivery, which can carry additional risks for both mother and baby.
- Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure. This condition is due to an increase in blood pressure that may occur in the second half of pregnancy. If not treated, it can lead to preeclampsia. This type of high blood pressure can also affect delivery of the baby.
- Preterm birth. Infants are considered “preterm” if they are delivered before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm infants are at risk for many health problems, both right after birth and later in life, and some of these problems can be serious.
- Cesarean or C-section delivery. Pregnant women with PCOS are more likely to have C-sections because of the pregnancy complications associated with PCOS, such as pregnancy-induced high blood pressure. Because C-section delivery is a surgical procedure, recovery can take longer than recovery from vaginal birth and can carry risks for both the mother and infant.
PCOS can make it more difficult for women to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy to term.
However, with proper treatment and consultation from a doctor throughout the pregnancy, many women with PCOS are able to get pregnant and have successful pregnancies.
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