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The Béa Treatment and
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Does the Béa Treatment work with PCOS?

Yes - it does!

If you have PCOS and you know that you’re ovulating, then the Béa Treatment could be a good treatment option. The Béa Applicator needs to be used around the time of ovulation for the best chances of getting pregnant. You should use the ovulation tests that you know and trust to track your cycle. In general, you should start ovulation testing 17 days before your next period is due and continue taking them until you have a positive reading. With irregular cycles, it can be difficult to gauge when to start ovulation testing. Check the shortest cycle you've had in the past 6 months and base your testing on that cycle length!

Once you have a positive ovulation test you should use the Béa Applicator. That way – the sperm will be in place by the time you ovulate! The Béa Applicator is designed to deliver sperm to the cervix, giving sperm a better chance of getting to the fallopian tube with our custom cervical cap.

Reasons why people try ICI with PCOS

  • Right here, right now.

    Have you been told to “come back later”? Not with us. Instant access to fertility treatment without being on a waitlist.

  • Can be used alongside PCOS treatment

    The Béa Treatment is suitable if you're taking metformin to reduce insulin levels

  • Additional support

    We know that having PCOS can raise concerns about conceiving. We're here to help.

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 women. It affects how the ovaries work and disrupts hormonal balance in the body. The exact cause of PCOS is still unknown. The main features of PCOS include absent or reduced ovulation, high levels of androgens (like testosterone) and polycystic ovaries.

Read more about PCOS

PCOS and Absent Ovulation

Many women with PCOS are found to have irregular cycles which can impact the timing of ovulation. This is thought to be due to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can lead to having elevated levels of luteinising hormone (LH). In a normal menstrual cycle, a surge in LH will often trigger ovulation, but elevated levels of LH throughout the menstrual cycle in PCOS can disrupt the normal function of the ovary and cause absent or irregular ovulation.

Read more about PCOS and ovulation

How do you treat PCOS?

Because PCOS effects many systems within our body, there is no one size fits all sadly when it comes to treatment. There are some great lifestyle changes, medication options and more that have been proven to benefit many women with PCOS though.

Read about PCOS treatments

Lifestyle and Nutrition for PCOS

Our research on PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) has revealed that many people feel unsupported following a PCOS diagnosis. Many of them are told to lose weight but aren't given tools to help balance their hormones and improve their symptoms.

Read our full guide

Trying to conceive with PCOS

It is estimated that up to 95% of women presenting with anovulatory infertility have PCOS. There are lots of steps that you can take to improve your chances of conceiving;

Read our guide to conceiving with PCOS