Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:40 pm
Post subject: Trying to conceive with PCOS.
I was recently diagnosed with PCOS, but my partner and I have been wanting to try for a child for a while now. We have just made the decision that we are now ready for a baby and would like to take all the steps we can to help us get past the PCOS so that we can have our baby. Is anyone going through the same things as we are? And can anyone shed some light for us and give us some advice on anything we can do to help the process?
Any advice or comments would be apprecaited.
Much love to everyone x
Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:53 am
i wa told in 2008 i had PCOS and it took me about 8 months to concieve i was refered to the gyno and put on 100mg of metformin and i fell pregnant 3 months later however i mc at 8 weeks 6 days so tried again straight away and fell pregnant 2 months later i never stopped the metformin as i was advised to carry on until 12 weeks of pregnancy. I now have a 2 year old son and im TTC number 2. I came off my pill march 26th and ive not had a period since so i went bk to the doctors who put me back on metformin this time 150mg and im still not having periods/ovulating. Im going back on the 23rd july and ill be put on clomid 100mg. This makes u ovulate fingers crossed this works and i get my BFP.
The thing is with PCOS is that everyone is different with it but i would definatly try metformin 1st however start on a low dose like 50mgfor the first week nd then go up to100mg the next and so on if needed as it does have side effects such as cramps etc. once its in ur system u shuld be fine though. hope this helps.
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:11 pm
So great to hear such a lovely success story, and hopefully we'll hear much more like yours here. I've made an appointment to go and see my doctor on Friday to see if he can offer me any help, like the medication you were put on that helped you. Fingers crossed that turns in my favour. Will update when I've been xxx
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:31 pm
I've started a blog on Tumblr just to keep a record of how things work out for us, and thought I'd share it with you all No pressure, just thought I'd share it for anyone who would like to give it a read/keep up to date with how our journey is going.
Please feel free to let me know any feedback or thoughts
Love to you all x
Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:00 pm
Had my doctors appointment today - turns out they wont give us any help until we've been trying for at least a year. So we've had a chat and decided we'll go back in November, as although we've only recently decided to start trying for a baby, we haven't actually been using contraception since last November, so we've had all that time where it could have happened, but hasn't. I have been scheduled for a few blood tests though so maybe we'll get something out of that. I have gone in to a bit more detail about this on my blog so anyone can check that out if they'd like xxx
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:24 pm
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 22 after my 4th miscarriage. I was put on Metformin but it didn't do anything for me and went on to have another 2 miscarriages. I was then advised to lose weight - I lost 3 stone and then concieved my son. I am now baking number two, although I had an ectopic.
The thing with PCOS is that it affects each woman's fertility differently. With some losing 10% of your body weight can let your body ovulate, whilst others need some help with Metformin or even cholmid. Mine is my weight, if I get that down to 14 stone then I fall pregnant naturally. With you it may be different. Good luck either way.
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:05 pm
Post subject: PCOS and TTC
I know it has been a long time since anyone posted on this thread. But I am having a similar situation. Just a bit of background. My husband (30) and I (25) are TTC, and have been for two years. I recently got diagnoised with PCOS and have started fertility treatment as of a month ago.
We had every test under the sun, and felt all a bit hopeless. I am not overweight at all, alwasy had fairly good periods, not hairy etc, so convincing my doc in the first place to refer us was a nightmare. Eventually when we saw a consultant she said not in a million years would she have thought I have PCOS, but turns out I do!
Started Metformin 500g three times a day a month ago, waiting for my husbands swimmers to have a second check, and have been told we will start Clomid.....but my period last month didn't show up until 23 days late (obv was convinced I was preggo but didn't test as couldn't face a negative if I was wrong), and now this month I am 12 days late, but have been having period pains for 4 days and still no period...so we shall wait and see.
I have been chatting in another forum, and have heard loads of success stories which has helped me to keep my spirits as high as they will go. Just keep your chin up and keep positive, stressing does our bodies no good at all!
And, if you are worried about fertility because of PCOS I would see your docs asap to see if they can get you to a specialist for help! I wish we hadn't waited as long as two years, but no time like the present now...
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:04 pm
Post subject: Miracles DO happen
I've been living with PCOS since I was 17, I'm now 31. I've always struggled with acne, facial hair, and have found it difficult to control my weight, although I tend to try to keep my BMI under 26. I have been told by gaenie doctors my whole life that I will struggle to get pregnant, and that I'm likely to need fertility treatment, due to my irregular cycles (between 1-3 months in duration).
I got married 3 months ago, and started trying to conceive, and fell pregnant IMMEDIATELY, after the first cycle! Imagine my shock and surprise! Incredible news. No medication at all.
The only thing I had done to change things was I read the book and followed, (and this sounds gimmicky) but actually it is just an incredible health plan. It was Jason Vale's lose 7lb in 7 days juicing diet. I did that 6 months previously, and then followed the plan loosely thereafter. It helped me control my weight, and my cycles regulated; becoming a really regular 31 days. Try it peeps? Even if you don't fall pregnant immediately you'll end up looking and feeling incredibly healthy!
Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Post subject: PCOS
Hi girls I'm trying to conceive too, I have two wonderful healthy girls and never had a problem (thank god)
But now I want a boy and I have hypothyroidism as well as been diagnosed with PCOS which made my life very difficult.
My question is there any advice I should follow to help me conceive naturally given the fact I'm already using Clomid because I have irregular periods and can not predict when I'm ovulating.
Is there any tip on how I can conceive to have a baby boy.
Thank you in advance
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:55 am
The truth is its a 50/50 chance whatever you get All the timing sex and eating certain foods won't make any difference if the sex that gets there is male or female , my sister tried all sorts for a girl and she had 7 boys
The best way to get pregnant is regular sex, and if you wait until ov is happening to have sex to try and sway for a boy then you could miss out on your best chance for that month as there's a very small window for the sperm to get there , there is some evidence that there are slightly more boys born in the spring/summer and more girls born in autumn and winter and with mine its certainly been the case I have 4 girls all due between September and February , then 2 boys who were due in may I did have another boy who was due in November though
My sisters were mostly born between March and August (6 of the 7)she did have one December boy as well though
There is a little bit of a reason why mother nature might sway that way though as boys windpipes are smaller than girls which makes them more prone to becoming sicker from respritory illnesses which are more common in autumn and winter
In some animals the temperature at conception can have an effect on the sex of the babies so maybe its a throwback to when our ancestors didn't have central heating
So in theory having a spring baby might make it more likely you'd have a boy
With the hypothyroidism the best bet seems to be to get that as controlled as possible and there is a link between having an underactive thyroid and PCOS so maybe the best way to go would be too tackle those first
I've read a lot of stuff about agnus castus helping with PCOS (as it regulates hormones ) and saw an article the other day about how it can help with thyroid issues too, but obviously you'd have to make sure it was ok to take Oh and you can't take it with the clomid as the clomid raises oestrogen and the agnus would balance it again
But if you tried the agnus you might find your cycles normalised
Some women find the GI diet helps with the PCOS as well x
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:49 pm
Thank you very much Hun,
I have been seeing an endocrinologist for that matter and I have my thyroid under control. It is normal now. The only thing I'm very anxious about is how can I regulate my cycles as well as try at least only try to predetermine the gender of my baby.
I come from a family of six girls. And I myself have two girls so I really want to know if there is a away to get a baby boy. You can ask your sister about her diet and the sex positions she has used with her partner.
I'm just desperate I guess and any piece of information might help me.
Any way thank you a lot for replying.
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:41 am
Well when she had her last 4 boys she was trying for a girl so she was following the girl diet and not having sex too close to ov etc. and still had boys so don't think she'd be much use for tips
I wouldn't worry about being one of six girls affecting you as my mum had 3 girls and one boy but my sis had all boys and I had 4 girls and 3 boys , I did have 3 girls in a row though, so I do think its just chance as I didn't do things differently the times I had boys or girls
Who knows if my sis had gone for number 8 she might have had a girl
She was married twice and her first OH was one of six boys so I think she thought having 4 in a row was down to him, but then she went on to have another 3 boys with her next husband
Despite trying everything she could find to try and sway for a girl
For irregular cycles I've seen good things about the GI diet helping some women even the ones who aren't overweight with the PCOS which makes sense as there is an insulin resistant element to PCOS and the GI diet was developed for diabetics xx