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Does PCOS affect your ability to get pregnant?

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, can affect your ability to get pregnant and can increase your risk of health complications while pregnant. However, there are treatments to help increase your fertility (ability to get pregnant) and decrease these pregnancy risks!


PCOS is a hormonal condition that can affect your fertility. People with PCOS are at higher risk of high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, miscarriage, and other complications during pregnancy. However, just as with any pregnancy, to increase chances of a healthy pregnancy, having a healthy lifestyle can help! For example, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and monitoring your blood sugar levels with your doctor can all help. There are also specific fertility treatments and other treatments that your doctor can help you with to have a healthy pregnancy.


If you are considering getting pregnant, it is important to visit your doctor, whether you have PCOS or not. If you do have PCOS, you might face additional issues with getting pregnant and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Therefore, it is especially important for people with PCOS to work with their doctor while trying to get pregnant and throughout pregnancy in order to avoid any potential complications and risks to their health.

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