I just wanted to write a quick but important note about PCOS miscarriage.
Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are at increased risk of miscarriage. In fact, the scary stats show that 30-50% of women with PCOS miscarry in the first trimester.
Sometimes this is because the embryo is unviable. That may be because of a DNA error, poor egg health or damaged sperm. Sometimes, however, it is because progesterone levels sadly drop. As this happens, the lining of the womb is shed and with it, the fertilised egg.
How can you reduce – even eliminate – your risk of PCOS miscarriage?
You can use progesterone once you know you are pregnant so speak to your Dr. prior to conception if you can about this as an option. Then, as soon as you know you are pregnant, book yourself into with your Dr. and begin, if needed.
You can use a herb to boost progesterone. If you have been tracking your temperature and cycle while trying to conceive, continue to do so. If and when you notice your temperature drop, speak to your natural health specialist about supplementing to boost your progesterone levels.
It’s also super important to make positive lifestyle choices prior to conception. For example, boosting thyroid health means a healthier Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) level, which means healthier ovulation. This improves of not only the egg but the quality of the ‘hole’ left in the ovary that the egg came from. This hole becomes a gland, called the corpus luteum. This gland is responsible for producing the critical pregnancy maintaining hormone, progesterone.
I hope this helps to ease the worry a little, in that there are hope and help.
P.S. Need to know the 6 signs and symptoms of ovulation in women with PCOS? Find out now.