MIRA & PCOS
At Mira, we know that it can be very frustrating and disheartening for women to be diagnosed with PCOS. However, we believe that PCOS does not mean the end of trying to conceive. Check out stories of women who got pregnant with PCOS in our special project dedicated to PCOS Awareness Month.
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Did you know that almost 1 in every 10 women in the United States is affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
It is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders among women of childbearing age. Even though around 80% of anovulatory infertility cases are caused by PCOS, this condition is highly treatable when following right steps.
In this video we share stories of real women who got pregnant with PCOS. Together we aim to dispel the myths around PCOS infertility.
PCOS and fertility
While it can be frustrating and disheartening when diagnosed with PCOS, it’s definitely not the end of trying to conceive. If you have PCOS, one of the best things you can do is to educate yourself as much as possible, and be proactive about your health and fertility treatment. Mira is hugely helpful for women with PCOS, as it is the only personalized ovulation monitoring system you can use at home that measures your actual hormone concentration, just like in a hospital lab. Because every woman is unique, the quantitative hormone data that Mira provides can be extremely useful for people with irregular cycles and PCOS.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) might have elevated levels of androgen hormones. Androgens in women are usually converted to estrogen, a hormone that controls ovulation. A higher level of androgens disrupts the rhythm of women’s cycle and can interfere with egg development and egg release. If an egg couldn’t be released due to high levels of androgens, the unreleased egg cannot be fertilized, meaning it’s not possible to get pregnant in that cycle. This is why PCOS usually comes with missed periods or irregular menstrual cycles.
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Is it possible to track ovulation with PCOS?
Yes! There are many women with PCOS who used Mira to track their cycles and achieve healthy conception and pregnancy. With Mira, you can see your actual hormone levels and curve even if your baseline LH is high — something that over the counter ovulation prediction kits (OPKs) cannot do. Even if you have irregular cycles, you will be able to see when ovulation happens (as long as you ovulate). For users with PCOS who have multiple LH peaks, Mira is able to show the whole pattern of peaks instead of identifying just one, the way OPKs do.
What makes Mira special is that it does not look for a target number based on statistical averages to give a result as the OPKs do. Instead, Mira learns from and displays an overall trend in your body’s own unique readings. Mira’s prediction of your most fertile window is personalized using your own hormone levels and helps to detect ovulation without giving false-positive prior to ovulation that often happens to OPKs.
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How long does it take to get pregnant with PCOS?
There are many factors that influence your chances of conception that should be considered besides, and in addition to, PCOS. Your and partner’s age, your general health, any risk factors and conditions, and more. For women under 35 who ovulate regularly even with PCOS, and absent of other medical conditions, with a healthy partner, experts believe it is likely that you can get pregnant within a year and possibly even sooner. If one or both of the partners has conditions that can further affect fertility, it might take longer than a year.
Your own individual circumstances will vary. However, the information Mira provides can be extremely useful, no matter what your health and cycle are like.
Mira PCOS Success Story Interview
I purchased my Mira in June, and began tracking my cycle on 6/27. I have PCOS, and have struggled with infertility for many years. I have a two-year-old son, and in order to conceive last time, my husband and I tried for well over a year and I went through 6 months of treatments with a fertility doctor. While successful, the fertility treatments I went through last time were physically, emotionally, and psychologically very very hard. I was put on hormones and given shots. I had heartbreak after heartbreak before finally getting pregnant.
While I have always wanted multiple children, the thought of going through all of that to conceive again was tough. I have a great HSA program through my job, so I decided to give Mira a try first this time. I felt that even if I didn’t get pregnant, it would give me invaluable insight into my cycle that maybe I could bring with me to the fertility doctor this time. I wasn’t sure if my body was even ovulating on its own, so I was happy to take this as my first step in another long journey. To my absolute shock, I am pregnant after tracking only one cycle with Mira.
Mira PCOS Success Stories from Real Customers