Top tips on how to get pregnant with PCOS quickly

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Updated Oct 31st, 2023
Verified by Dr Gillian Lockwood

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Whatever your reason, whether it is advancing age or just excitement, most people don’t want to spend months taking pregnancy tests when trying to get pregnant. If you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), then you will know that it can take longer for some women with PCOS to get pregnant. To give yourself the best possible chance of getting pregnant fast with PCOS, read on for some quick tips.

Reverse any insulin resistance 

Women with PCOS have problems with insulin resistance, which means that your blood sugar levels are elevated, as is your insulin level, this increases your risk of having trouble conceiving. Doctors can prescribe Metformin to help, but there are many side effects to this drug to consider. (1) In the first instance, try cutting out sugar and refined carbs from your diet and making sure you get enough protein, fibre and healthy fats and you will see your blood sugar levels and your insulin level drop. Myo-inositol has been proven effective in treating insulin resistance in some PCOS women. (2)


Your fertility depends on balanced hormones and nurtured adrenals, but the stress hormone, cortisol, produced by your adrenal glands affects all your hormones. So by actively reducing and preventing any stress you can increase your chances of getting pregnant. Try meditation, massage, yoga, exercise, spending time with animals or socialising — whatever makes you happy!

Follow an anti-inflammatory diet

Diet plays a big part with increasing fertility and helping manage PCOS symptoms. (3) The wrong foods can throw your hormones into disarray. Women with PCOS can experience higher inflammation due to higher androgens which in turn encourage more insulin production. Higher insulin levels contribute to weight gain which only causes more inflammation — a vicious circle!

Diet can also cause inflammation which can bring on oxidative stress to stimulate an inflammatory response.

An anti-inflammatory diet will nourish and heal your body by balancing your hormones and blood sugar and helping you to lose weight if needed. An anti-inflammatory diet can include:

  • Limiting red meat 
  • Avoiding sugar
  • Swapping your daily tea or coffee for green tea
  • Eating omega-3 rich fish several times a week (salmon or tuna for example)
  • Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables
  • Using herbs and spices when cooking (ginger, cumin, fennel, bay leaves etc)
  • Consuming unsaturated sources of fat (such as nuts, seeds, olive oil)
  • Including beans in your diet (at least once a week)

Track your menstrual cycle

If you track your cycles you will begin to understand when you’re ovulating and where your fertile window falls, so that you can hit the exact four days in the month to try for a baby.

Confirm ovulation with test strips

To find out when you are ovulating, you can buy ovulation kits from your local pharmacy which work much the same way as a pregnancy test. Make a note of when you ovulate each month so that you can find out how regular your ovulation is.

Start taking supplements

Something you can do right away is start taking a myo-inositol supplement.

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Nawaz FH, Khalid R, Naru T, Rizvi J. Does continuous use of metformin throughout pregnancy improve pregnancy outcomes in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome? J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2008 Oct;34(5):832-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2008.00856.x. PMID: 18834342.

Kamenov Z, Kolarov G, Gateva A, Carlomagno G, Genazzani AD. Ovulation induction with myo-inositol alone and in combination with clomiphene citrate in polycystic ovarian syndrome patients with insulin resistance. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2015 Feb;31(2):131-5. doi: 10.3109/09513590.2014.964640. Epub 2014 Sep 26. PMID: 25259724.

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