Fertility with PCOS

PCOS is the most common fertility issue for women, but being diagnosed with it doesn't mean that you can’t get pregnant.  It just means that you need a longer time line to prepare to get pregnant.  If you want to have a baby, then we recommend starting treatment a minimum of 6 months before you want to be pregnant. 

And yes, that does seem like a long time when you’re in a hurry to have a baby, but PCOS is a multi-layered fertility issue that has to be treated from all angles to ensure the greatest chance of success.  Normally, there are a number of different goals we have for acupuncture and herb therapy.  These consist of reducing insulin resistance, reducing testosterone, reducing estrogen dominance, weight loss, stimulating ovulation, and boosting progesterone. 

All of those issues have to be treated in tandem for the best results.  This is why treating only one, or two of those issues such as in what is happening when you take Clomid or Metformin is often not successful. 

What most people don’t realize is that there is an ebb and a flow to hormones in the body.  Hormones are chameleons that can turn into one another under certain conditions in the body.  Under stress your body can take progesterone and turn it into cortisol.  Progesterone can also flip flop and become testosterone.  Too much insulin can also stimulate your body to produce more testosterone.  This is how your hormones can become wildly imbalanced!

And this is why acupuncture and herbs are so helpful in treating PCOS.  They stimulate your body to produce, and balance your hormones on its own.  There is a delicate symphony of different hormones being produced, released, and utilized in your body.  Acupuncture “tunes” that symphony, enhancing fertility, and naturally allowing you to become pregnant. 

If you have PCOS and you’re having difficulty getting pregnant come see us at Blue Jean Acupuncture.  We have many years of experience treating women with PCOS for fertility issues.  We can guide you through every step of the process to getting more balanced, getting healthier, and getting pregnant.