Melatonin Improves Fertility

Melatonin has always been known with being a helpful sleep aid, but did you know it’s also involved in fertility? Melatonin is a hormone as well as an antioxidant secreted by the pineal gland that controls the wake and sleep cycle associated with the circadian rhythm. Emerging research shows melatonin also plays a key role in fertility, and in particular, for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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3 Simple Recipes to Fuel Your Fertility

One thing you can control while trying to get pregnant is what you put in your body. Here are simple, PCOS friendly recipes to show you how small changes can make a big difference on your fertility journey.

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What Does Zinc Have to Do with PCOS? A Lot!

Zinc isn’t typically on the radar for most women with PCOS but it should be! Studies are showing that women with PCOS have low levels of zinc. The good news is that having adequate levels of zinc can improve many of the frustrating symptoms women with PCOS experience every day like acne, hair loss, and excessive hair growth. Here’s what women with PCOS should know.

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BMI and PCOS: Useful or Useless?

Body mass index (BMI) has been around for decades as a tool to determine if someone is at a healthy weight or not, but is it useful or appropriate for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? We weigh in.

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PCOS: Unique Concerns During Pregnancy and Lactation

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Pregnancy can be an exciting time for women with PCOS, especially because so many of them may have been trying to conceive for years, with or without fertility treatments. However, having PCOS and being pregnant does pose some concerns. Some women who have undergone fertility treatments may carry multiple babies and will have special dietary and medical needs. Also, because many women with PCOS have hormonal imbalances and are overweight or obese, they are at higher risk for miscarriage and complications such as gestational diabetes mellitus and hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Proper medical management and medical nutrition therapy are imperative to prevent the onset of these complications and optimize fetal growth and development.

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7 Ways To Eat To Boost Your Fertility When You Have PCOS

Researchers know more than ever about the influence of nutrition on a person’s fertility. A healthy diet not only can improve the metabolic and reproductive factors associated with PCOS but egg development and ovulation too. Here are some clinically-proven ways to eat to improve your fertility and get your body ready to support a healthy pregnancy.

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