Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2019

Ways to Increase Fertility and Get Help Getting Pregnant

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PCOS and infertility are co-existent, with many of the symptoms and side-effect of PCOS causing up to 15% of women extreme difficulty when trying to conceive, if not making it impossible. Millions of women are seeking infertility doctors and treatments to get help getting pregnant. For those in every stage of their journey to conceive, there are ways to increase fertility.

Trying to Conceive with PCOS

PCOS patients know all too well the difficulties of starting a family. According to Dr. Brian Gray, an OB/GYN in Orange County, California, even women without fertility problems only stand about a 12% chance each month of getting pregnant, so women with PCOS whose menstrual cycles are vastly off-balance have only a minimal chance of conceiving at all.

Many OB/GYNs will not prescribe treatments or medications until a couple has been trying to conceive for at least one year with no results, but with PCOS the roadblocks already seem insurmountable; many women can barely stand the “two week wait” (the period of time from ovulation to the scheduled start of the next period when a test can be taken), let alone a full year before getting help. Seeing a fertility doctor who understands PCOS is important for those who are looking for help before the one-year marker. Even then, many doctors may prescribe simple weight loss (usually losing 10-20% of a patient’s body weight will help bring their cycle back to normal).

Fertility Treatment Medications

For couples who still have difficulty conceiving after losing weight, many doctors and couples will choose to try prescription drugs like Clomid (aka Clomiphene or Serophene) to induce ovulation and prepare the body for pregnancy. Other prescription medications, like Metformin, have been known to aid the body with insulin levels and help get other symptoms under control to increase the chances of getting pregnant and carrying to term.

Many women turn to over-the-counter medications like Ovulex, which claim to “balance the body,” “naturally increase the ovulation cycle,” or “reduce your reaction to stress,” among other things that women with trouble getting pregnant have heard time and time again as possible reasons. While there are women who have conceived after being on these medications, it is unclear whether the pills helped in that or not. Drugs like Ovulex that are available through online promotions are advised against by many doctors of PCOS patients since they have not been tried and tested and adverse effects have not yet been seen. The Mayo Clinic does not recognize Ovulex as a medication and warns against its use.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and PCOS Patients

Ways to Increase Fertility and Get Help Getting Pregnant

Millions of women try for years to conceive with the aid of natural remedies and prescriptions like those listed above, but still have no positive outcome. Many of these women turn to IVF treatments to help them. IVF procedures generally entail harvesting mature eggs from the mother and sperm from the father and fertilizing them in a laboratory. The embryos are then injected into the uterus. The two week wait from that time to take a pregnancy test is very difficult for most couples, but in vitro fertilization does offer a chance for pregnancy where other treatments do not.

The cost of IVF is quite high. It’s not uncommon for couples to pay nearly $10,000 for the full treatment (which also includes daily hormone injections). This treatment also increases the chances for having multiples, as more than one embryo may attach to the uterus and many couples choose to have multiple embryos implanted for the best possible chances at a successful pregnancy.

While the possibility of pregnancy is more than enough reason for most couples to explore IVF, the risks associated with multiple fetuses in a pregnancy affect both mother and babies. Also, there is no guarantee that an IVF cycle will be successful and the large price tag is a risk for many couples. For those looking into IVF for the possibility of pregnancy, they should consult with multiple doctors to talk about their best chances of pregnancy with these treatments.

Infertility is a troubling disorder that affects many women and families, but many of the possibilities listed above have helped millions of couples start their families successfully.

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