June 4, 2009

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome During Pregnancy

Posted in Category : Women's Health

If you are suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and are trying to conceive, you should be doing a couple of things. The first is to make sure you actually have PCOD. Keep in mind that there is no definite test to determine this; neither is there any accurate measure or symptom that will diagnose you and determine this condition. If you need to, get a couple of different opinions on your medical health to be on the safe side. Sometimes there are various symptoms that indicate you may be suffering from PCOD, and it is possible to have these symptoms even if you are not really a bona fide PCOD patient. Some symptoms may appear infrequently due to simple hormonal changes or upheavals in the body or in your surroundings as well. This does not necessarily mean you have PCOD. If you are positively diagnosed with PCOD, you should try to conceive only under medical supervision. This is particularly important because you will need to be closely supervised in order to get a handle on your ovulation cycles, timings and so on. It is also possible that you may require some sort of fertility treatment in order to conceive in the first place. Try not to leave anything to chance and account for every possibility.

If you are suffering from PCOD and are pregnant, even then you will need extremely close supervision. During the first trimester, you should be particularly careful about every small aspect of your health, whether it is your diet, exercise routine or your general periods of stress and rest during this time. Keep in mind that even if you do not have PCOD, the first trimester has the highest rate of miscarriages. Having PCOD makes a patient more prone to other problems such as unexpected high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hyper tension, premature delivery, and in some cases, also unexpected miscarriage. You need to make regular visits to your gynecologist and make sure that the growth and development of the fetus is also closely monitored. In some really rare cases, it is also possible that fetal monitoring is a part of the routine. This may even entail weekly or once in two week visits to the doctor. But you should not let this slide, as it is important not just for the baby but also for your general overall health while being pregnant. Failure to be careful could result in serious and even fatal health problems.