PCOS- Complications You Need to Face During Pregnancy, Labour & Delivery!


Many women want to know whether pcos occur after pregnancy or can pcos get cured after pregnancy? Also, there are so many concerns related to the complications women face, especially if they want to conceive or during the pregnancy period. 

If you have PCOS, then sadly you are three times more likely to face a miscarriage compared to other women’s without PCOS problem. Many women also had this question in their mind that can pcos correct itself after pregnancy?

And the answer to this is a no. If you are suffering from pcod, this might take more time and the cure to this problem has nothing to do with you getting pregnant and delivering a baby.

Six to fifteen percent of women who are suffering from PCOS problems face complications to conceive a child, and even during pregnancy time. 

If you are suffering from PCOS, then you might face gestational diabetes, premature delivery, preeclampsia, and have a larger baby. All these complications can further cause problems during cesarean delivery. 

Women with PCOS are Prone to These Health Problems: 

  1. Sleep apnea. 
  2. Type 2 diabetes.
  3. Stroke.
  4. High blood pressure. 
  5. Insulin resistance. 
  6. High risk of endometrial cancer. 
  7. Heart disease.
  8. High cholesterol level.

PCOD related problem can affect both the mother and the baby. Therefore, after discussing it with your doctor, you can go for some treatments that can prevent complications because of PCOS. 

To provide you with the best treatment possible, your doctor will examine the severity of your condition and to treat your symptoms first. Also, the doctor will discuss the cons and pros of the treatments for safe delivery.

Some females develop preeclampsia at the time of their pregnancy and such women’s needed to be examined and monitor closely. The rise in blood pressure is also a complication among pregnant women during their pregnancy period.

Women who are suffering from gestational diabetes are at risk of delivering a larger baby than an average size baby. This problem can lead to shoulder dystocia during labour.

Having gestational diabetes could lead to you having a larger-than-average baby. This could lead to problems during delivery. For example, larger babies are more at risk for shoulder dystocia (when the baby’s shoulder gets stuck during labour).

PCOS demand more monitoring during the pregnancy period because sadly both the mother and the child can get affected because of PCOS. 

PCOS can cause the following risk in babies: 

  1. Lower Apgar score. 
  2. Large for gestational age. 
  3. Premature birth.
  4. Miscarriage. 

Also, the girl child is 50% more likely to develop pcod if the mother has the same problem. Caesarean delivery (c-section) is more common amongst women with pcod problem because the size of the baby is much larger than the average size of the babies.  

If you are trying to get pregnant naturally for more than a year and still not able to conceive, then you need to consult a doctor because pcos could be the reason behind this problem. The reason it is good to consult a doctor in such a situation because most of the time pcos symptoms are unnoticeable. 

When you go to a doctor and go through various examinations and tests, the doctor can help you conceive a child and treat pcos symptoms with the help of medication and diet plan and a few lifestyle changes. 

If you have PCOS, then you need to continue the treatment even after pregnancy because the symptoms of pcos still need to be treated properly. However, the pcos symptoms changes because of the hormonal changes after breast-feeding and pregnancy, but you still need treatment to treat pcos. 

Many females think it is risky to breastfeed if they have pcos and gestational diabetes, but it is completely safe. Also, breastfeeding helps females to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. 

We hope the above information helped you to clear some of the doubts related to the PCOS problem and the complication related to pcod.

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