Can Hormonal Imbalance Affect Pregnancy?

Can Hormonal Imbalance Affect Pregnancy?

Signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance

Your hormones fluctuate naturally during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, and other periods of life. However, if you are noticing unusual symptoms, you may be experiencing a hormonal imbalance. 

One of the most common hormonal imbalances in females is a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. Symptoms associated with PCOS and other imbalances include:

Irregular periods

One of the most prevalent signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance is an irregular menstrual period. An excessively heavy period, missed period, stopped period, frequent period, or unpredictable period may indicate that you have a hormonal imbalance. 

Excessive hair growth

Some women experience the excessive growth of hair on the chin, face, neck, or other parts of the body.


Another common sign of hormonal imbalance is acne. Acne typically develops on your face, neck, chest, or upper back. Acne sometimes occurs with melasma, or a darkening of the skin. 

Hair loss

Some women experience hair loss, which is a common indicator of hormonal imbalance.

Skin tags

In women, a hormonal imbalance can result in the development of skin tags. These are benign growths on the surface of the skin. 

Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is sometimes an indicator of hormonal imbalance. Pelvic pain can occur during menstruation, sex, or on its own. 


Frequent headaches can be a sign of imbalance within the body. 

Excessive sweating

If you are experiencing an unusual excess of sweating or night sweats, you may have developed an imbalance of one or more hormones.

Changes in cervical mucus

The amount, consistency, and texture of cervical mucus naturally fluctuate throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle. Dramatic or unusual changes in your cervical mucus can be a sign that something is amiss.