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. In this article for Today’s Dietitian, titled  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome — Unique Concerns During Pregnancy and Lactation, I discuss how proper medical management and medical nutrition therapy are imperative to prevent the onset of these complications and optimize fetal growth and development.

For more information on PCOS, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, view this Women’s Health Report


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  • Emily Smith

    May 19, 2018 at 5:55 am

    thanks, but i can only read the first page of the pdf .. the other pages did not appear, i don’t know is it only 1 page or i have some issues with my internet or browser.

    regards and i’m waiting for your reply

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