There are many ways to have a successful pregnancy while having PCOS. This article will review what you need to know about pregnancy and PCOS.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting nearly one in 15 women of reproductive age. Evidence shows that pregnant women with PCOS face significantly higher long-term health risks for both the mother and baby. Pregnant women with PCOS are at a higher risk for gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and preeclampsia. Their babies are at an increased risk of neonatal complications, including preterm birth…


What is inositol, and why are there so many different names for it? Learn more about this naturally occurring carbohydrate, and why it may be helpful for women with PCOS.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Did you know that metabolic syndrome, depression, diabetes, and PCOS are all tied to the same supplement? Inositol is a member of the vitamin B complex group and is found in foods such as fruits, beans, whole grains, and seeds, as well as in supplements.


Dr Gleaton breaks down what AMH is, and if hormonal birth control could be affecting your AMH level or ability to conceive.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

If you’re actively trying to conceive or if you’re just looking ahead, you may be wondering what all you should be doing to prepare. If you’ve done any research on fertility testing and treatments, you might have seen anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) mentioned. AMH can give you some insight into your fertility, but should be interpreted with caution. Your AMH level might even be skewed if you’re taking hormonal birth control…


Concerned about your egg health? Wondering what you can be doing to improve egg quality? We’ve got you covered.

By Mackenzie Pelletier

Quality and quantity are the two defining characteristics of egg health. To determine fertility, experts need to find out how many eggs the ovaries contain, and most importantly, the quality of the eggs. While egg quantity can’t be changed, research suggests that egg quality has the potential to be improved.

Difference between egg quality and egg quantity

There are two things experts look at to determine fertility in women: quality and quantity. At birth, the ovary contains around one to two million egg cells, and…


Can antioxidants help you get pregnant? Let’s find out.

By Mackenzie Pelletier

Antioxidants became popular in the 1990s, when scientists began to understand that free radical damage was linked to cancer and other chronic conditions. Clinical trials began testing the impact of antioxidant supplementation. Scientific studies involving over 100,000 people have tested whether antioxidant supplements can help prevent chronic diseases, and unfortunately most did not find the hoped-for benefits. In this article, we’ll dive into the data on antioxidants for health and fertility.

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are organic nutrients that act as a defense mechanism to oxidative stress. Some examples include vitamins…


Studies show that inositol may help manage PCOS symptoms and may even improve fertility, but which inositol is the best?

By OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

The most common endocrine disorder among reproductive aged women, PCOS often has a negative impact on fertility. Research shows that supplementing with inositol can improve ovarian function and reduce androgen levels, two of the primary causes for PCOS symptoms.

What’s PCOS again?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects about 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. In order to be diagnosed, two out of three symptoms must be present. These include:

  • increased male hormones (called androgens)
  • irregular release of…


By Sapna Shah, MD at Paloma Health

You already know there is a lot to consider when thinking about becoming pregnant. Not only are you making plans and saving up for this new addition, but you’re trying to keep your health in check, too. For people with a chronic health condition like hypothyroidism, there is even more planning involved. But rest assured, with the proper steps, you can successfully manage your thyroid while ensuring the health of you and your baby.

Overview of hypothyroidism

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that lives at the nape of your neck. As part of the…


Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are becoming more common in children — could vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy be a culprit?

By OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is a fat-soluble vitamin that is found in some foods, supplements, and is produced through ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Vitamin D is crucially involved in neurodevelopment, and vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may impact a developing fetus’s brain, leading to possible adverse neuropsychological disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and autism

It has been reported that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could be a risk factor for ASD in the…


By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

You may have heard about one of the most popular hormones on the block, AMH (short for anti-müllerian hormone). Perhaps you even got your AMH tested at your clinic, or at home. In this guide, we’ll review what this hormone can (and can’t) tell you and share the latest research on the topic.

What is AMH?

AMH is a hormone expressed by granulosa cells of the ovary during a woman’s reproductive years. A gradual increase in AMH levels is observed in girls from the first day of life, with maximum levels observed in women at…


You’ve read the lists of helpful fertility and prenatal supplements, and you know the basics: prenatal vitamins, CoQ10, folate, but where does inositol fit in?

By Mackenzie Pelletier

A member of the vitamin B complex, inositol is a naturally occurring substance with antioxidant properties. Some studies have suggested that inositol can be beneficial for improving IVF outcomes and general fertility, especially for those with PCOS.

Ovulation and ovarian function

A randomized, double-blind clinical trial found a beneficial effect of Myo-Inositol in improving ovarian function in women with oligomenorrhea (aka infrequent menstrual periods) and polycystic ovaries (a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts)…

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