How does PCOS influence fertility?
When you have PCOS, it changes the hormonal pathways in your body that produce eggs and prepare the uterus for pregnancy. The three most important reasons why becoming pregnant, or staying pregnant may be more challenging for women with PCOS are:
-Women with PCOS often do not always ovulate.
-Women with PCOS tend to have irregular periods rather than “normal” predictable monthly cycles.
-When and if an egg is released, the endometrium (lining of the uterus) may not be sufficiently prepared to sustain the pregnancy.