Pregnancy & PCOS

Is it possible to get pregnant while having PCOS? Yes it is possible because I have PCOS and I am pregnant. According to the PCOS Awareness Association, “Women with PCOS are at higher risk for pregnancy and delivery complications. These include a three-fold increase in miscarriage risk in early pregnancy compared to women without PCOS, gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) which can lead to large babies, preeclampsia which is characterized by sudden elevated blood pressure and body swelling after the 20th week of pregnancy, preterm birth, and C-section delivery. Diabetes during pregnancy is a concern many women with PCOS must face.” I have to watch everything I eat. So I stick with high protein and low carbs. Just like PCOS Awareness Associations also mentions that seeing a dietitian is also beneficial.  “The dietitian may suggest you limit the amount of carbohydrates, or “carbs” (for instance, potatoes, bread, and fruit), that you eat. It is a good idea to eat three small meals and two to four snacks a day. Your dietitian also will advise how often to eat and how many calories to eat a day.” It is very possible for women that have PCOS to get pregnant. Don’t get discouraged and don’t lose hope.