Can you Ovulate with PCOS?
Updated: Oct 31, 2019
Women who want to take control of their PCOS and show their body some love have been messaging EmpressBody asking how they can get pregnant if PCOS causes them to have irregular or no periods at all. Irregular, or no periods at all is one of the main symptoms of PCOS. Due to the imbalance of sex hormones in women who have PCOS, eggs don't always mature or get released from the ovary to be fertilized. Instead, they collect on the ovaries as small, immature follicles, which are mistakenly called cysts. A woman with PCOS tends to produce excess androgens or male hormones. As a result, a woman's menstrual cycle and ovulation can be affected. Her cycles may be irregular, longer than normal, or may not occur at all. She may or may not ovulate in a given cycle. EmpressBody has done the research and found out more about ovulating with PCOS and has also put together a tailor-made selection of products to help you ovulate and achieve the family you’ve always wanted.
Wait, what are we talking about?
Ovulation is an important part of fertility and occurs during the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is initiated when a hormone is secreted in the brain causing an egg follicle in the ovary to begin growing. The two main hormones in this process are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)—the hormone that's involved in stimulating the maturation of an egg and luteinizing hormone (LH)—the hormone that triggers ovulation or the release of the egg.
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Signs That You Are Ovulating
Having regular periods is one sign of ovulation. Here are a few other ways that you can determine if and when you are ovulating to maximize your success in conceiving a baby.
Ovulation Prediction Kits: Ovulation prediction kits look for elevated levels of LH, which surges right before ovulation. Since women with PCOS tend to have high levels of LH to begin with, ovulation kits may not be as reliable for them as they are for other women. There are many different types of ovulation predictor kits, ranging from affordable to very expensive.
Basal Body Temperature: Another way to determine whether you're ovulating involves using a thermometer to measure your basal body temperature. Right before ovulation, a woman's temperature will spike. You can use a simple thermometer and record your temperature every morning during the month. When you see the temperature rise, there's a good chance that you may be ovulating.
Checking Your Cervical Mucus: A woman's cervical mucus changes throughout the course of her monthly menstrual cycle. At the start of her cycle, her cervical mucus will be dry. Cervical mucus that is wet or of the consistency of raw egg whites is a sign that ovulation is approaching.
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Checking Cervical Position: Just like your cervical mucus changes, your cervix also goes through changes throughout the course of your monthly menstrual cycle. You can reach inside your vagina to feel your cervix. If you are able to feel your cervix pretty easily, you're usually not close to ovulating. If you are ovulating, your cervix may be higher in your body and more difficult to reach.
Using one or more of these techniques can help you make sure that you are timing sex properly if you are trying to conceive. Getting to know your body each month and trying these techniques are important ways to maximize your chances of having a baby.
How else can EmpressBody help manage the symptoms of PCOS?
EmpressBody has done extensive research to find natural and holistic ways to help tackle the symptoms of PCOS. Often doctors prescribe chemical birth controls like the pill to help with the symptoms such as irregular periods. Not all women want to go down that route and many are looking for holistic alternatives. All of our products can be used in conjunction with any contraception so they will not disrupt the pill the IUD etc. We have put together a PCOS Fighter Bundle that contains all of the ingredients and EmpressBody products that work together to help combat the symptoms of PCOS:
The EmpressBody PCOS Fighter Bundle Includes: 12 Detox Pearls 2x Yoni Steam 200ml Moringa Powder
12 Detox Pearls
EmpressBody Detox Pearls help to breakdown cysts and any toxin buildup through the pulling effect created by the specially selected herbs. They draw the toxins out, they also assist with regulating the menstrual cycle and ridding bad bacteria, dead cells, old blood clots, mucus and more from your yoni. Detox Pearls can help to break down cystic growths, which is the main cause of PCOS.
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2x Yoni Steam (24 Sachets)
EmpressBody Yoni Steaming (or vaginal steaming) helps to create a healthy environment in the womb along with increasing blood flow around the perineum allowing cysts to be tamed. Yoni Steaming also assists in regulating menstrual cycles, clears dark menstrual blood from the beginning or ending of the cycle, helps ease vaginal dryness, endometriosis, yeast Infections and other vaginal bacteria. It is an ancient practice that has so many benefits to yoni health!
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