How can I improve my chances of conceiving if I have polycystic ovary syndrome?

While specific fertility issues should be addressed with your physician, there are some general healthcare guidelines that may improve your chances of becoming pregnant:

  • Folic acid (400 mcg. supplement a day, with a diet rich in folic acid, including leafy green vegetables, dried beans, liver, and citrus fruits)
  • Limit caffeine (fewer than two caffeinated beverages per day).
  • Eat well (healthy well-balanced diet).
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy weight. Maintain a normal exercise routine, 20 to 30 minutes per day, 4 to 5 times per week.

This information is provided by your physician and the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women's Health. This information has not been designed to replace a physician's medical assessment and medical judgment.

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