By Kym Campbell, BSc. | Updated May 6th, 2023
Let me guess. You need hope? I’m glad to say I’ve got plenty to give you. Dealing with PCOS and infertility is more than hard. It’s more than heartbreaking. It’s more than unfair. But I’ve fought my way through it, and so have countless other women.
You’re going to too.
Changing your diet is the most important step for getting pregnant with PCOS. It’s also the best way to get rid of your other symptoms. The seven women below made the right changes. These success stories of pregnancy with PCOS shine a light on the power of dietary interventions. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing fertility treatments or trying to get pregnant naturally. Changing how you eat can make all the difference.
If you haven’t already, make sure to sign-up for my next free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge. And download this free 3-Day Meal Plan to get started today.
Everyone’s path to pregnancy is different. Some women get lucky and can take their fertility for granted. For many of us with PCOS though, we have to work on our health before we get pregnant.
This was certainly the case for Jamie. Like many of us, she struggled to conceive. Metformin was terrible for her, and recurrent miscarriages left her devastated.
She was skeptical when she joined my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge. But then something interesting happened. Within a few months, she started getting a regular period for the first time ever. A few months later, she had lost 50 pounds. Within six months she was pregnant, and this time she kept it. No supplements. No medications.
You can read more about Jamie’s journey here.
Kayla was another past Challenge participant that showed that dietary change doesn’t just help you get pregnant. She’d struggled with PCOS since she went off to college. Nothing seemed to make a difference. Kayla had managed to have her first child. But when she wanted a second, she knew she needed to work on her health first. She joined my March 30-Day Challenge and proceeded to lose 10 pounds over the next four months. By April, she was pregnant. Kayla gave birth to a healthy boy early in the new year.
When Kendall first joined my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge, her main goal was to lose weight. She was also struggling with facial hair and acne. Kendall went all-in on a PCOS diet. Over the next three years, she proceeded to lose 110 pounds. Her skin cleared, and her hirsutism got better. Instead of getting her period twice a year, she started getting it bang on time, every month.
Needless to say, with all this progress, Kendall had no problem getting pregnant. The last time I checked in with her, she was a proud mother of two.
You can read Kendall’s full success story here.
Jessica provides an excellent example of how quickly a PCOS diet can work. She took part in my last free Challenge for the year which started in mid-November. She signed up after a year of frustration with fertility treatments that didn’t help. Her next step was IVF, so she thought it was worth a shot.
By Christmas she was pregnant. Both she and her husband were so excited about her natural pregnancy. So was everyone else within our PCOS community.
Krystal shows that Jessica didn’t just get lucky. She has lean PCOS which is generally considered a milder form of PCOS. But that still presented a major obstacle to starting her family. Her doctor started her on metformin, but it made her feel so bad, that she had to stop taking it. That’s when she started digging deeper to find answers.
She joined my free August Challenge. By September she was pregnant! She was taking only a prenatal, myo-inositol, and a few other vitamins at the time. She had a healthy pregnancy and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.
I see lots of PCOS pregnancy success stories without medication. But fertility treatment plays a massive role for many women within our community too.
Farnaz is a great example of how a PCOS diet is the perfect companion to IVF. She’d had many failed attempts with medications and IUI. She took a break and instead, directed her attention to how she was eating. After completing my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge, Farnaz lost 38 pounds. When she was ready to try a round of IVF, she fell pregnant with her daughter on her first attempt.
Jaymes is another great example of how a PCOS diet can enhance fertility treatments. Jaymes had been trying for her fourth child for nearly 8 years when she stumbled across my program. She’d suffered through 18 miscarriages during that time.
After one month of Letrozole and 6 months on a PCOS diet, Jaymes conceived her rainbow baby. We can’t say for sure, that her change in diet made a difference in this case. But there’s compelling scientific evidence to suggest it did .
How to Increase Your Chances
It gives me endless joy to share these PCOS pregnancy success stories. They show that there are so many reasons to remain positive. Even when things aren’t going your way.
I remember the sense of shame and jealousy when my friends and family got pregnant so easily. I remember the despair of recurrent miscarriages. It’s hard to find courage in these situations.
But when you do, there’s action to be taken.
In my article on how to get pregnant with PCOS, I outline 11 science-based strategies for increasing your chances. For some women, this may include fertility medications or IVF. Regardless of which path you go down, the most important thing you do is to change how you eat. You don’t need to diet. But you do need to follow PCOS diet principles.
That’s what you’ll learn during my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge. This live event includes free PCOS recipes, meal plans, and shopping lists. You get video lessons and group activities. You’ll connect with like-minded women on a similar journey as you. If 30 days seems a bit overwhelming, take it one step at a time with this free 3-Day Meal Plan.
For accountability and support my PCOS community is the best you’ll find online. It’s full of women that understand what you’re going through. We all want one another to succeed, however, we choose to define that.
The Bottom Line
You don’t need to ask “can you get pregnant with PCOS”. If women like Jamie, Kayla, Kendall, Jessica, Krystal, Farnaz, and Jaymes can, you can too.
These women’s success stories show what can be achieved with the right information and support. It’s not easy. But it’s absolutely possible.
Ready to Take Action?
Combining rigorous science and clinical advice with a pragmatic approach to habit change, Kym is on a mission to show other women how to take back control of their health and fertility. Read more about Kym and her team here.
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1Shang, Y., et al., Dietary Modification for Reproductive Health in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne), 2021. 12: p. 735954.