Is PCOS stopping you from conceiving?

If you have been trying to get pregnant without success you could be one of the 8-10% of women (of reproductive age) who is affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Many women are told by their doctor that because of polycystic ovaries they are likely to have difficulties conceiving, but few understand why this is.

The explanation is simple: cysts which form on the ovaries can cause hormonal imbalances (high levels of Luteinising Hormone and androgens) as well as blood sugar imbalances or insulin resistance. Together these factors make it more difficult for ovulation to occur and without ovulation it’s impossible to fall pregnant.

Conventional medical treatments include oral contraceptives like the pill, anti-androgens and insulin regulating medication such as metformin. These forms of treatment don’t restore your health, they just treat the symptoms, often with undesirable side-effects. They don’t remove the underlying cause of PCOS and they don’t help you conceive.

There are lots of natural solutions that can help you without the nasty side effects. At Juno Natural Fertility we use a holistic approach to identify and correct the factors that cause the PCOS, successfully restoring regular ovulation.

To find out whether our homeopathic treatments could help you, come to our seminar on April 12th: ‘How to get pregnant with natural remedies – PCOS. Tickets cost £25 and can be booked online at www.junonaturalfertility.com/seminars or by calling 0845 423 8962. Places are limited, so early booking is advised.

Theta Healing and Fertility

Theta Healing is and energy healing which allows us to explore and release the memories we hold which may be blocking our full potential.  The Fertility Solutions Programme uses Theta Healing and Hypnosis to gently discover and release any beliefs, memories or emotions that may be blocking conception.  The process can also address physical symptoms such as PCOS.

<!–[if !supportEmptyParas]–> Tracy Holloway developed the Fertility Solutions Programme after years of working in the area of fertility.  Tracy has worked as a Hypnotherapist, Psychologist and Theta Practitioner who is renowned in the area of fertility.  She has brought together her rich knowledge and experience to develop the unique programme which explores the well being of the whole person in order to support their reproductive health.

<!–[if !supportEmptyParas]–> Using Theta Healing it is possible to address physical symptoms which may be affecting fertility, for example PCOS, Fibroids, Endometriosis and Sperm motility (to name a few).  It is also possible to address emotional issues which affect couples who are experiencing fertility challenges.  Many of my female clients will talk to me about their grieving each time their period arrives.  They describe their fertility journey as a roller coaster ride. They have hope during the month then the grieving starts as their cycle begins again.  Using the Fertility Solutions Programme it is possible for women to view each cycle as a positive thing, their body is working in the way that will make pregnancy possible at some point in the future, rather than a setback.  Sometimes a simple relieving of stress is enough to support conception.

<!–[if !supportEmptyParas]–> One thing that is important to remember is each couple is unique, their journey is unique and they will conceive in their own time.  In other words it’s best not to compare yourselves with others because everyone’s journey is different.  Using the Fertility Solutions programme it is possible to address the emotional stresses and strains and focus on other areas of your life (enjoying your relationship for example) rather than relying on conception to bring happiness.  By addressing both physical and emotional aspects of fertility it is possible to have your best chance of conception.

What is PCOS and how can it affect my fertility ?

What is PCOS ?

PCOS stands for Polycystic ovarian syndrome. The condition was first medically identified in 1935 by 2 doctors named Dr Stein & Dr Leventhal, and the condition is also know as the Stein-Levanthal syndrome.

The name describes a condition in which women of childbearing age have a hormonal imbalance, that results in polycystic ovaries associated with a variety of other symptoms. The ovaries in PCOS contain many small follicular cysts that do not develop properly.

How common is PCOS ?

The condition is very common affecting about 5-10% of women. PCOS tends to run in families so there may be a family history, but this is not always the case.

What other symptoms & signs are there in PCOS ?

Most of the syptoms & signs of PCOS are attributable to the hormone imbalance. The symptoms & signs vary from women to women and also vary in severity with some women having milder symptoms than others.

Common symptoms in PCOS are:

  • weight problems-difficulty losing weight
  • facial & body hair
  • oily skin & acne
  • irregular or even absent periods
  • erratic ovulation or anovulation
  • difficulty getting pregnant
  • thinning of hair or even male pattern hair loss
  • mood swings
  • depression

What should I do if i think I have PCOS ?

If you think that you may have PCOS it is important to make an appointment & talk to you doctor particularly if you are trying to conceive as PCOS is a leading cause of fertility problems.

The condition does have long term health affects, as women with PCOS have an increased risk of diabetes and ischaemic heart disease, so early diagnosis can also have long term health benefits.

Although the condition is not curable there is much that can be done to manage the symptoms & signs, and to improve your chances of conceiving onec the condition has been identified.

Diet & lifestyle changes can also have beneficial affects on the severity of PCOS symptoms.

Useful resources for PCOS information in UK