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Top 5 Takeaways from Our Getting Pregnant with PCOS Webinar

I recently hosted a webinar for InVia Fertility covering polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). If you haven’t had time to watch it, or if you’re wondering what it’s about, here are five quick important takeaways from the presentation:

  1. PCOS Is Common. In fact, PCOS is the most common cause for Irregular periods in women trying to get pregnant. Research suggests that as many as one in 10 women of child-bearing age have PCOS. If you have PCOS, you are not alone!
  2. There Actually Aren’t Any Cysts. The “cysts” in PCOS are NOT true cysts. These so-called cysts are really ovarian follicles with eggs inside. This is good news, because it means that PCOS patients have a lot of eggs! The problem with PCOS is lack of ovulation (release of the eggs into the uterus, where they can be fertilized).
  3. Losing Weight Can Help PCOS Patients. If you’re overweight and you have PCOS, evidence is very strongly showing that losing weight can help re-start the ovulation process—or at least improve your response to fertility treatments. Even losing as little as 10-15% of your body weight can make a major difference.
  4. IVF Isn’t Always Best for PCOS. Most PCOS patients will respond to low-tech fertility treatments to get pregnant. This can include life style changes, metformin (a medication to help start ovulation), and an oral fertility drug (Clomid or Femara) plus IUI.
  5. Your Prognosis is Good! Actually, it’s better than that. With treatment, PCOS patients have an EXCELLENT prognosis in achieving pregnancy!

We covered much more than these highlights in the webinar. If you’d like to get all the details, the full presentation is available on YouTube here:

You can also see all of our past webinars  by visiting this page.

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Dr. Elizabeth Puscheck

Dr. Elizabeth Puscheck

Dr. Elizabeth Puscheck is a nationally recognized Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist and board certified in both REI and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her expertise expands beyond these areas to include gynecologic ultrasound where she has been active in writing/revising the national practice guidelines. In addition she has taught numerous symposia and workshops throughout the country for American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and authored over 100 manuscripts, reviews, chapters, and books. She is active in a number of clinical trials regarding new drugs and devices dedicated to improve our medical care. Her passions include providing the best clinical care for her infertility patients. She is proud to be a member of the InVia Fertility Specialists team, and is ready to work with parents of all backgrounds to achieve a healthy pregnancy.



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