PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a disorder of the female reproductive system. It is the existence of multiple cysts in the ovaries. One of its most depressing symptoms is infertility or the inability of a woman to get pregnant. Infertility may also be caused by other PCOS symptoms, like irregular menstrual period.
Difficulties Of PCOS And Pregnancy
Ovarian cysts are formed during ovulation and are usually dissolved during menstruation. However, in the case of polycystic ovary syndrome, multiple ovarian cysts are formed during ovulation and they do not simply dissolve. The cysts stay in the ovaries causing irregular menstruation and ovulation. If a woman who has Polycystic Ovary Syndrome gets pregnant, the multiple ovarian cysts also suppresses the developing baby in the gravid uterus.
Only around 10% of women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are lucky enough to get pregnant. However, only 10% of those who are lucky to get pregnant are able to successfully have a child-bearing pregnancy.
Success Rates Of PCOS And Pregnancy
Although it is already a given fact that getting pregnant while suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is very risky, some women still dare to try. Some of them take prescribed fertility pills like Clomid. Some go through a surgical procedure. Whichever way they choose to get pregnant, there is still no guarantee that they will be able to successfully deliver a baby.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome meddles with the development of the fertilized egg. Most of the time, women trying to have a successful PCOS pregnancy only end up suffering a miscarriage.
If a woman is suffering from pcos infertility and she was successfully able to get pregnant by taking fertility pills or going through surgical procedures, her effort should not stop until she is successfully able to deliver the baby.
Monitoring PCOS During Pregnancy
When your are pregnant with PCOS, you need to be closely monitored by your obstetrician and gynecologist to make sure that the ovarian cysts would not harm the developing baby. They also have to make sure that the baby does not develop any disease as a result of the mother’s Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Pregnancy with this disease is not only expensive; it also requires a lot of effort from the time a woman is trying to get pregnant until she is able to give birth.