Hormones Can Disrupt the Chance of Getting Pregnant?

Try to get pregnant several times. To no avail, you may start to get suspicious of your health. Is he all right? Isn’t there something nonstandard that might be preventing the design? Of the many physiological psychological factors can disrupt the chance of pregnancy. So, get to know some of them can help you understand more about the complex female body and understand why the hormones influence both the body of the woman. Among the most common hormone changes can make pregnancy are polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which reaches about 7 percent of women, according to the service of Endocrinology of the Hospital das Clínicas of São Paulo; endometriosis, which affects about 7 million in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Association of Endometriosis and Gynecology; changes in thyroid, which in addition to changing the metabolism, reaches directly the hormones involved in pregnancy; and the pituitary, whose amendment is directly related to our emotions.


Sadek Spinosa (SP), 39, Alice’s mother, three years and three months, has endometriosis since I was 17 years old.”I’ve done several treatments for the disease and followed the same forever. I tried to get pregnant for 3 years, by channels, and nothing. I did tests that detected a partial obstruction of the tubes bilaterally, and proposed two options: operate and try again for channels (which wouldn’t work for me, since I would be stressed out with the ‘ attempts ‘) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). We chose the second option. However, during the complement of tests to IVF, also detected antibodies that provide thrombosis and abortion. I did IVF. Were placed two embryos that have developed to the fourth week. After this period, one of them stopped developing and follow with the pregnancy only. I used a series of medications throughout pregnancy, including daily injections to prevent thrombosis. My little one was born of 38 + 3 (38 weeks and 3 days), Caesarean section due to bleeding by partial separation of placenta. ”

Endometriosis can complicate the pregnancy to be immune and inflammatory factors related to make the uterine environment not conducive to pregnancy and can also cause adhesion inside the abdomen and possible blockage of the tubes. That’s what says Juliana Lelis Spirandeli Amato (SP), 39, gynecologist and obstetrician with postgraduate studies in assisted reproduction, Amato’s Advanced Institute of medicine, mother of a couple of 5 and 3 years of age. “Endometriosis is a disease characterized by the presence of the endometrium, which is the tissue that lines the uterus inside, outside the uterine cavity, i.e. in the abdomen. The indication of the treatment depends largely on the degree of involvement of endometriosis. Have endometriosis, moderate degree and the serious and only the doctor is able to assess if there is indication of assisted reproductive treatment and which method is the most suitable (artificial insemination, IVF scheduled or intercourse). ” In addition to the immunological and inflammatory factors, endometriosis is nourished by the hormone estrogen. “Thus, women who have the disease are treatment and prevention with the suspension of the menstrual cycles.”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The menace of Amanda Oliveira (Rio de Janeiro), 35, mother of twins Joachim and Benjamin, of three months, happened to 13 years of age. “I soon realized that not everything was normal with my body, because I got to stay four months without menstruating. Since adolescence, I have problems with the scale, acne, excess hair, changes in mood. All of these are features of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). On a trip to the gynecologist, around of my 20 years, requested an ultrasound that closed the diagnosis for PCOS. For the period to have the regular cycle, I would have to take birth control directly. And so I did, with some stages without, to detoxify the body and see how it was working without the help of the hormone. Understand that the cycle continued irregularly, but with less intervals. Reading about it, I saw that might have difficulties getting pregnant, but the gynecologist, who since 2005, never discouraged and always told me that I had a lot of success stories to get pregnant between their patients. I trusted her and I have this positive thinking, that this difficulty would not occur to me. Four months before my wedding in November 2016, I’m done with the birth control of time, in order to get pregnant soon after the wedding. I had 34 years old at the time, and most of the 35 things become theoretically more difficult for those who want to get pregnant. As early as the third month of trying, I had my positive, who came by surprise, because even with my optimism I figured get pregnant so quickly. And to complete our joy, were twins, how much blessing! I have a history in the family, but it was also a big happy surprise for us. The pregnancy was super smooth. The babies were born healthy, with 38 weeks and 3 kg each. Today, 3 months and breastfeed the two exclusively in chest, another dream that I can perform. Soon, I will get back to me and I want to know how are my polycystic ovaries, after all, don’t stop on the twins. We want at least one baby in about four years. Then the family will be complete. ”

The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that causes changes in the hormonal levels, causing the formation of tiny cysts on ovaries, causing them to increase in size. According to Juliana, the syndrome prevents ovulation from occurring every month for a hormonal imbalance and the formation of cysts. Who has this syndrome ovulates fewer times a year and have irregular cycles. Depending on the degree of the disease does not prevent the natural pregnancy, but makes it more difficult. ” It is important to be attentive to the signs of your body, since PCOS is characterized by increased hair on face and pubis, weight gain, hair loss, oily skin , with more blackheads and pimples, and skin blemishes. If you have given birth, like Amanda, it’s also important to be aware of. “The syndrome can be controlled with medications and after the delivery it is possible that symptoms reappear and need treatment,” adds Juliana.


Gabriela Lopez (SP), 24, mother of Helena, three months, discovered he had hypothyroidism in 2016, after noticing changes over four months (fainting and 12 kg extras due to the low level of TSH and T4 hormones). “Do I ever since hormone replacement. In 2016, routine exams with the gynecologist, my rates of androstenedione (hormone responsible for my PCOS) went up mysteriously. I’ve done several different contraceptive treatment and no lowered the rate of hormone. At the end of 2016, I ditched the pills and decided to seek an endocrinologist about this hormone and started a new treatment. Even that lowered my rate. In the meantime, both in monitoring the Endocrinologist and gynecologist, both said with the high rate of PCOS and hypothyroidism, it would be impossible to get pregnant. But in 2015 Carnival came the surprise, called Helena.”

According to Oxfordastronomy, the change in the thyroid can make pregnancy, despite the Gabriela, already diagnosed with PCOS, not having no apparent impediment. Thyroid related hormones and fertility are TSH, T4, estrogen and prolactin that, acting in the ovaries, may alter ovulation and menstrual cycle duration making the pregnancy, according to Juliana Amato. To prevent any change before getting pregnant, it is important to “routine tests periodically and have a follow up with endocrinologist, who will evaluate the best medication and dosage in each case,” adds Juliana.

For Carol Travassos (SP), 37, mother of Gaius and Rafaela, 12, and one year, respectively, the dysfunction was a little different. That’s because the 21-year-old she was diagnosed with a carcinoma (cancer) on her thyroid.”I’ve been nominated for removal of the lump, but the Endocrinologist and surgeon said I was rooted and goiter (not detected in preoperative examination), so I opted for total thyroidectomy. I made some with radioactive iodine treatments, before and after surgery. I was 20 days without hormones too. At high, the endocrinologist post-surgical questioned me if I wanted to be a mother. I said yes. He stressed that I should look for in advance a GO [gynecologist-obstetrician], because it would require treatment to get pregnant. Well, of course, that shocked me. I was nearly 23 years old at the time and was in a stable relationship thinking Yes and children. And then, some 10 months after I got pregnant. Without any treatment. I remember the amazement of GO that made my prenatal care: he was practically a miracle I got pregnant. Had monitoring of hormone levels every month, with endocrinologist accompanying too. The pregnancy was uneventful, I gained 11 kg only. Did Cesarean for immaturity. By believing in the “cuteness” of GO that I “protected”. Not nursed more than four months, because I thought I had no milk. Twelve years later, I had another pregnancy. Neither did treatment. Do only the continuous use of synthetic hormone. The second pregnancy was normal, that didn’t GO very carefully into this hormone replacement, just followed quarterly level, adjusting the dose if necessary. I had no accompanying endocrinologist. I gained 9 kg. I tried natural childbirth, but I went to cesarean section. Breastfeed without problems too. ”


What really messed up Priscilla (RJ), 29, mother of Laetitia, one year and six months, was anxiety. “There’s some days I had much of an appetite there’s some days I didn’t have, I had to sleep disorders, mood change, there’s some days I was very agitated too, thinking ‘ our soon I’m going to do 30 years and it’s going to be harder, I’m going to have to race against time ‘. My husband was also very anxious and everyone noticed him. And I was trying to show people that I was better than him, but I wasn’t. We did all the tests and nothing was found. My therapist told me that we were anxious and that was distracting both. When we forget (or rather, we focus on other things), I found out I was pregnant. Were 4 years of this anxiety. But that anxiety has to do with hormones? In fact, anxiety (as well as stress, joy, euphoria) is an emotion related to the pituitary gland, located in the hypothalamus in the brain. The pituitary gland also secretes a number of hormones related to female ovulation and sperm production, and oxytocin, known as the hormone of love and also the secret hormones thyroid-bound. So let yourself surrender to anxiety can reduce the chances of getting pregnant. The ideal thing to do is not to press, get keep sexual relationship with love, tranquility and without wondering if he will get pregnant or not.

What to Do?

The hormones are directly linked to our nervous system and, consequently, to our emotions. Becoming pregnant can even apply right planning, but count the days to have sex and whether pregnant or not can be stressful. Why, no, get other approaches? Perform tests periodically change their food (a food healthy can help, and a lot) are the first steps to get pregnant. And of course, lots of sex (see below).