Related: Kirsten’s advice about inositol and its benefits for PCOS and fertility can be read here.
Further considerations when trying to conceive with PCOS
The risk for pregnancy loss in women with PCOS is about three times higher when compared to women without PCOS. Women with PCOS are also at an increased risk for developing certain pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, pre-term delivery, and pre-eclampsia.
There are no definitive reasons for this, however studies show this could be attributed to those hormonal and metabolic imbalances common in women with PCOS.
It’s important to remember that PCOS is not your fault. While PCOS is associated with infertility and these increased risks, PCOS symptoms can be reversed and many women can achieve successful and healthy pregnancies and deliveries when taking a proactive approach.
Kirsten offers a dynamic approach when working with her clients on their PCOS and fertility journeys, combining personalised nutrition with fertility awareness, body image coaching and women’s health education. With a personal history of PCOS herself, Kirsten is passionate about educating and empowering women to become masters of their PCOS and experts of their own body.