Does PCOS Affect Pregnancy? Here’s What You Need To Know

By Harita Patil|3 - 4 mins read| October 11, 2023

Dealing with PCOS can make your life a little difficult. With all the mood swings comes tension about whether you will have to suffer during your pregnancy or not. It is a no-brainer that women with PCOS face a more difficult pregnancy than other women. But with time and the advancement of medical science, experts have found numerous ways to adapt to curb the difficulties. 

However, here are a few things women with PCOS need to know when you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant. 

Complications During Pregnancy Or Miscarriage 

Studies have shown that women with PCOS are more prone to miscarriages and complications during pregnancy. Age, weight, and other kinds of fertility medications increase the odds. To fight this problem you need to keep yourself under strict doctor guidance. 

Further, PCOS can be treated with lifestyle management, daily exercise, eating healthy, avoiding alcohol consumption, and so on. 

PCOD Leads To C-Section Delivery

In recent studies, 9,068 pregnant women with PCOS were observed among which 27.7% of women had to opt for a C-section or cesarean. Childbirth with this procedure has its own risk. Thus, you should be in constant touch with your gynecologist when you are pregnant if you have PCOS. 

Yoga, light walking, and maintaining a diet during pregnancy can help you with child delivery. These are also great ways to control the excessive mood swings that come with pregnancy. 

Premature Delivery

Another common problem that pregnant women with PCOS face are preterm birth. High androgen levels in the blood increase the chances of preterm birth. The reasons behind this are premature cervix, excessive labor pain before pregnancy, hypersensitivity, etc. 

Ways That Can Help You With PCOS

With time doctors have come up with a bit of lifestyle management that can cut the problems which come with PCOS. keep reading for more insights. 

Weight Management 

Excessive weight can trigger the problems of PCOD. Thus, weight management can go a long way in curbing the problems of PCOD. Further, weight management can also help you if you are facing issues while conceiving. 

As per research, obesity increases the insulin in your body and affects the metabolism. It also affects the ovulation cycle in women hampering the chances of getting pregnant. 

Maintain A Strict Diet

Eating food that does not skip the glucose level in your body will help you if you are dealing with PCOS. Vegetables, whole grains, fruits, protein-rich food, and good fats will help you fight PCOS. 

Not only do you have to eat the proper food, but you have to take it at the proper time. The best way to deal with diet-related issues is to consult a nutritionist. 


If you are not gaining any benefit from weight management and diet, you must visit a doctor. Some medications will help you to deal with PCOS. If your concern is pregnancy, the new medical world has developed several ways to help you conceive even if you are dealing with PCOS. 

Wrapping Up!

There is no denying that women who have PCOS need to deal with a much more difficult phase during pregnancy.

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Harita Patil

Last Updated: Wed Oct 11 2023

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