Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects the reproductive system and the endocrine system. This means that the ovaries and uterus are affected, but so are insulin and glucose production and processing. Conceiving with PCOS requires tracking and treating the body’s hormonal imbalance.
Dr. Samina Mitha is a naturopathic doctor and a PCOS specialist. Her passion for helping women navigate life and fertility with PCOS stems from her PCOS diagnosis when she was 19. She emphasizes that the first hurdle to overcome with PCOS is often getting properly diagnosed and making a plan to treat the syndrome itself, not just its symptoms.
Dr. Mitha emphasizes that irregular periods with PCOS often indicate that it will take some work to figure out exactly when a person is ovulating, but that most people are still ovulating. Dr. Mitha recommends several ways to track ovulation and also outlines some common treatment options she discusses with patients to correct PCOS-caused hormonal imbalances.