What Happens In The Body To Cause A Miscarriage In Women With PCOS?
There are some studies of miscarriage in women with PCOS which show it may be caused by high levels of insulin.
This results in increased blood clotting in the uterus, which leads to placental insufficiency-failure of the placenta to get nutrients to the baby and remove toxic waste. A miscarriage is the result.
Other studies have found a link between the higher levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), the hormone that stimulates ovulation, and miscarriage. High levels of androgens (male hormones) have also been indicated as possible contributors to miscarriage in women with PCOS.
Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University medical Center discovered very low concentrations of two critical proteins in the uterine lining of pregnant women with PCOS.
These proteins, which are secreted by the uterine lining during pregnancy, play an important role in the implantation of the embryo and sustaining the pregnancy.
There are no concrete answers to this issue, however, proper diet, exercise, stress reduction and stabilizing insulin and glucose levels may increase the possibilities of a full-term pregnancy.