During Pregnancy

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It is essential for women with PCOS to learn about the complications that may be associated with pregnancy. PCOS and pregnancy cannot be termed to be a safe ride. Certain measures have to be taken to reduce the complications associated with PCOS during pregnancy. Although PCOS and infertility have long been associated with each other, the case is not true in all women. It is true that they are a higher risk for complications.

There have been many cases in which infants of a mother with the condition spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit. Many even are at risk of dying soon after, during or before birth. Symptoms of PCOS during pregnancy such as preeclampsia can be a major reason for triggering the risk during pregnancy. The first and foremost stage women need to pass is treating fertility problems in PCOS. Once the stage is clear, further precautions must be taken for avoiding the risks that may present themselves during various stages of pregnancy.

The pregnancy complications faced by women with PCOS include:

Early loss of pregnancy or miscarriage

Women with PCOS are three times more likely to miscarry during the early months of pregnancy. The use of metformin is believed to reduce the risk of miscarriage in women who have been successful in conceiving despite PCOS. This is why it is essential to speak to an expert who can guide you through all the stages of your pregnancy right from conceiving to right care after delivery.

Gestational diabetes

This kind of delivery is noted in women who are pregnant. It can be treated. Upon control, it does not any major problem to the fetus or the mother. The condition just disappears after childbirth in most of the case. Babies of women with gestational diabetes tend to be very large because of which they may have to opt for cesarean as a delivery option.

Preeclampsia

This is a sudden increase in the blood pressure once the woman reaches her 20th week of pregnancy. This can severely impact the brain, liver and the kidneys of the woman. If left untreated for long, then it can result in eclampsia which can result in seizures, organ damage and ultimately death. The primary treatment for the condition is preterm delivery. It is best to consult our healthcare professional who possesses immense experience in the field and have been known for successful deliveries in PCOS women.