A Guide To PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Rise above polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and have the family you always imagined. PCOS affects up to 10% of childbearing women, with 30% experiencing PCOS symptoms [1]. Learning how to prevent PCOS symptoms can increase the chances of carrying a baby to full term [2]. Grow your family with this PCOS and miscarriage prevention guide!

How to Prevent Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Can PCOS be prevented? Technically, no. But there's still hope! You can minimize its symptoms and carry a child successfully, even with PCOS. Here’s how!  

1. Get the Facts

Be proactive with your health. Polycystic ovary syndrome is thought to cause up to 80% of miscarriages [3]. Yet, almost 70% of women with PCOS are unaware they have this condition [4].

Have an open conversation with your doctor about your pregnancy goals. Talk to your doctor about a diagnosis and how to avoid problems associated with PCOS. 

2. Brush Away Toxic Chemicals

Brighten your smile and your chances of conception by upgrading your toothpaste. 

Triclosan is a common chemical found in many commercial toothpaste brands. While triclosan keeps bacteria away, it also has been shown to be higher in women with PCOS [5]. 

Shine up your pearly whites and protect your future children with chemical-free toothpaste. Clean up your medicine cabinet with these Million Marker Approved Oral Care Items

"PCOS affects up to 10% of childbearing women, with 30% experiencing PCOS symptoms."

3. Sweeten Things Up Naturally

Speaking of brushing your teeth, try to limit those sweet tooth cravings! Insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity can all be indicators of PCOS [6].  

Natural is sweet enough. Try these natural sugar-free substitutes:

  • Monk Fruit

  • Stevia

  • Pureed Berries

  • Raw Honey (great with cinnamon for PCOS) [7]

  • Figs

  • Pure Maple Syrup

Moderation is still key with these natural sweeteners. Even healthy alternatives can cause PCOS complications when consumed in excess. 

4. Purify Your Water and Body

We are about 60% water. Water inspires every action in our bodies, including the cells within your womb [8]. 

What's in your water matters. Toxic chemicals in your water can contribute to miscarriage [9]. A step towards preventing miscarriage with PCOS is to hydrate with pure, filtered water.

Sure, plastic bottled water is handy while we're on the go. However, you're drinking more than just water. You're also consuming toxic chemicals within the plastic! 

Break the link between plastic chemicals like parabens, phthalates, BPA and PCOS [10]. Shelter your future little ones from these harmful chemicals by simply switching to reusable plastic-free water bottles

5. Build A Healthy Nest

Every mama bird must prepare their nest for its incoming children. Create an inviting environment for your embryo to grow. Cleanse your womb with Million Marker's Detect & Detox Test Kit + Lifestyle Audit.

Detoxify your daily routine with a mail-in urine test. Test your body for chemicals like BPA, triclosan, parabens, and more! 

Knowing what's going on inside is essential for how to avoid a miscarriage in PCOS patients. Uncover hidden truths about your personal products and get exclusive recommendations tailored to your unique needs! 



[1] https://crh.ucsf.edu/pcos-research 
[2] https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/pcos/more_information/FAQs/pregnancy 
[3] https://www.ijabmr.org/article.asp?issn=2229-516X;year=2016;volume=6;issue=2;spage=79;epage=83;aulast=Kaur 
[4] https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article/25/2/544/673002 
[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196802/ 
[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4334071/ 
[7] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/home-remedies/find-the-cure-for-pcos-in-your-kitchen/articleshow/45176222.cms 
[8] https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body 
[9] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27473347/ 
[10] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27559705/