Difficulty in conceiving babies is a common problem affecting women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). PCOS is common among young urban women and is found to affect 6-7% of female population. If your doctor has diagnosed you with PCOS, it may increase your chances for having difficulty in having babies. However if you are aware and follow a healthy lifestyle, these problems may be minimized.
The basic problem with PCOS women is that their ovaries may not regularly produce an egg. There are many women who have no difficulty in conceiving but there would be some who require help for the eggs to grow and rupture in order to conceive. If you are suffering from PCOS and have been trying to become pregnant then you must seek medical help early especially when you are older than 30 years or have been trying for more than one year.
Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising at least 4-5 times a week goes a long way in restoring the hormonal imbalance caused by PCOS. It also sensitizes the body for the circulating insulin levels and reduces your tendency for developing diabetes later on in life. Even if one cannot reduce the body weight to an optimum level, a reduction of as little as 4-5 kilograms is supposed to help.
Weight loss in PCOS women is difficult to achieve and one needs persistent efforts for at least 4-6 months to get to a target weight loss. The important message is to not give up and continue with the efforts and sooner or later you would definitely see the results.
Sometimes, the ovaries in women with PCOS are stubborn and do not respond to oral medication to form an egg. Your doctor may advice you to go for injections to help form and release the egg from ovary. Once you start on these injections, your doctor will call you periodically to check the effect of these injections and to look for growth of egg follicle. With help majority of women with PCOS would be able to conceive and lifestyle adjustments go a long way to achieve success.