How might PCOS affect fertility?
The biggest barrier to getting pregnant with PCOS is ovulation. Because PCOS often means the ovaries won’t release an egg every month, there may not always be an egg to fertilize.
But there are treatments available that help women with PCOS ovulate. There are a few different medications (Clomid, Femara, or hormone injections) and lifestyle changes that might help ovulation resume naturally.
If those methods don’t end up regulating ovulation, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can also help women with PCOS get pregnant.
The bottom line is that there are lots of options — and a doctor can help you plan the best strategy for you.