Tips for TTC with PCOS
My first and biggest tip to conceive with PCOS is PATIENCE. Sometimes it does take a little longer when you have wonky cycles and hormones and ovulation to make your little one, but a little patience will go a long way. Stressing out over it will only make things take longer, so learning to relax and let it happen, maybe learn some meditation or yoga, will help you TTC.
Eating healthy can help regulate your hormones. Get plenty of colorful veggies, good rest, and proper exercise. Depending on which way your hormones swing, there are certain foods you can eat and avoid to help balance your hormones. Something I've found very effective with PCOS is Vitex/Chasteberry,
like is found in Fertilitea.
Something else that can be helpful when trying to TTC with PCOS is learning your cycles. Since ovulation may not always come regularly for those of us who have PCOS, it can help to know the signs and symptoms of ovulation such as EWCM (Egg white cervical mucus) and changes in BBT (basal body temperature). We can also use OPKs (ovulation predictor kits) to help us determine when we ovulate. You can get these for a dollar at the dollar store. You can find more info about all these topics by searching them in the search bar at the top of Moms.com.
Your doctor can often help you conceive when you have PCOS. There are drugs such as Metformin, Clomid, and progesterone creams that can all aid in TTC.
What tips do you have for women with PCOS who are TTC?