Most women take for granted their ability to become pregnant and bring new life into the world — until they can’t.
For more than seven million U.S. women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a not-so-rare precursor to the rare Achard Thiers Syndrome, conception may seem like like a lost hope. But specialists at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) say that doesn’t have to be the case.
While it can be more challenging to have a successful pregnancy for patients with polycystic ovary syndrom, CCRM doctors have helped countless women with PCOS start families of their own.
According to a press release issued by CCRM, “women with PCOS have low levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and high levels of androgens (male hormones), which can impact ovulation and make it difficult to conceive. Women with the condition also have higher rates of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and premature delivery.”
Dr. William Schoolcraft, who founded CCRM in 30 years ago, is a leader in reproductive health. He orchestrates a network of 32 physicians and a team of research scientists and embryologist who help women have successful pregnancies. Today, the CCRM network has 32 physicians and a team of research scientists, embryologists and professional staff with clinics in Colorado, Northern Virginia, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, the San Francisco Bay area, Orange County and Toronto, Canada.
“September is PCOS Awareness Month, and we want to not only raise awareness about this disorder that affects so many of our CCRM patients, but to spread the message that when it comes to starting a family, PCOS isn’t a dead end; it just requires a different path,” said Schoolcraft. “In fact, fertility treatments are very successful at helping women with PCOS get pregnant.“
To find out more about increasing chances of conception when you have PCOS go to CCRM’s website.