I have PCOS. Am I more likely to get pregnant if I’m taking Metformin?

metformin hydrochlorideYes. Girls with PCOS are more likely to get pregnant while taking Metformin (if they’re sexually active and not using birth control). Metformin (combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise) can assist with weight loss. Often, weight loss can help regulate a woman’s cycle and thus she is likely to ovulate (make and release eggs). If an egg is fertilized (sperm from a male comes together with an egg of a female), she could become pregnant.

If you’re sexually active or plan to be, talk to your health care provider about a birth control method that’s right for you, and be sure to use condoms every time you have sex.