PCOS And Pregnant

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aimee33 - September 20

Hello everyone I am 33 years old and was diagnosed with pcos when I was 15 years old and on that day the physician also told me that I would never be able to have kids. He then explained to me that if I loose weight that it would get better because at that I would 8months-a year without a period. So after that day I started dieting and exercising and I lost about 60 pounds and sure enough my periods starting coming regularly so I thought my fight was over with the pcos. Then I spent 7 years with my finance at the time trying to get me pregnant I was put on clomid I had to take my temp everyday and all sort of things and never gotten pregnant. Well the last year I took clomid was in 2006 and all of sudden in sept of 2007 I realized that I hadn't had a period in 3 months but I thought nothing of it other than my pcos must of been affecting it again but that wasn't the case on sept 6 2007 I was rushed to the ER with heavy bleeding and found out I was 12-14 weeks pregnant and was more than likely miscarried I was able to listen to the heartbeat and look at a sonogram of the baby and then 4 days later I lost the baby. I was crushed I had so many questions and so many mixed feelings that I never got answers too. So I tried right after that to get pregnant again never did. Then all of sudden in feb og this year I realized that I didn't have a period for 2 months so I went took a blood and urine test both came back negative I said okay pcos again. Then on the morning of valentines day I woke up in my bed bleeding all over I rushed to the ER again to find out I was pregnant again 8 weeks and I miscarried. My soul was crushed I have been so depressed since then. So when I found this sight and read a lot of the comments it brings me to one question should I have been put on metformin all the way back when I was first diagnosed? Would that have save my babies?how do I start now to try and control this pcos ? Please help with any advice!

 

jessicarabbit - September 20

Aimee33...I'm not a Dr by any means, but Metformin (Glucophage) is very commonly prescribed for PCOS. It is actually a diabetes medication, but has good results in PCOSers. Most women who have PCOS and are on Met are told to stay on the Met through their first trimester (you can't stay on it your whole pregnancy). This brings our chances of miscarriage down. It doesn't make the chance completely go away, but it does help quite a bit. If I were you, I would go to your Ob/Gyn and ask them about it. If you have the same one as 15 years ago when you were first diagnosed, then maybe get a second opinion. Most Dr's will start a low dose and let you get used to that and then will work you up. I started at 500mg and am now at 1750mg and holding. Trust me you don't want to do that large of a dose from the start. That med is very rough on the stomach but you will balance out after a couple of weeks. If your stomach doesn't balance out, then you might want to ask about the extended release pill. I hear it's easier on the stomach. Hope this helps.

 

delwicky - October 8

I have read a few of the comments here, and I want to share my story to rea__sure some of you. I am 35 years old, I have thyroid disease (Hashimoto's) treated with synthroid 150 mcg's every day. I also have had PCOS since I was diagnosed at 13 years old. I am a type 2 diabetic for 8 years now, and I am also 300 pounds. Wow, just typing that makes me cringe, but the reason I tell you this is because I am 9 months pregnant. I have a success story and I want all of you to be rea__sured that YOU CAN do it, and YOU CAN have a healthy baby! I have lost two daughters on this journey, both still-borns, one 11 years ago, and the other just last year. I DO have two healthy boys ages 12 and 13. This baby is a little boy, and I have defeated all odds this entire pregnancy! He is super healthy, about 8 pounds already, and I am being induced Oct. 24, 2011 if he doesn't decide to make his debut before then! I have had high blood pressure for 11 years now, due to my obesity. When I became pregnant with this baby, after my miscarriage last year..(which I will be honest, they do not know why I lost her. I was in a bad car accident before I knew I was pregnant with her, and I suspect in my heart that is what happened to her later on. I was shocked when I found out I was pregnant with her, and never thought I would be pregnant again with my health problems and PCOS. Then I went to get pregnant with my current baby!) they took me off my blood pressure medicine, as it was a dangerous type for pregnancy. Believe it or not...I have had PERFECT blood pressure the entire pregnancy, with NO MEDS FOR IT!!! I have suffered no complications as of this point, I have checked my sugar levels again, and again, and then again. I have been able to maintain a 6.1 A1C the entire pregnancy and I take my thyroid pill and prenatal vitamin religiously. My point is...HANG IN THERE...IF I CAN DO IT..YOU CAN DO IT!!! I wish each of you a healthy, happy pregnancy, with God's greatest reward at the end, a beautiful newborn baby!!!! God's Love and Faith be with you all!!!

 

delwicky - October 8

I take metformin for diabetes and PCOS. I am about to deliver a healthy baby boy! I was treated with the metformin through the first trimester of this baby, but was not with previous pregnancies, that I went on to loose. I believe that the metformin helped me keep this baby.

 

loulou88 - October 25

ok so im new to this, but I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 12yrs old. I have had trouble with irregular periods, weight gain, and facial hair growth. I have been on and off birth control since the age 13 to regulate periods, and in my later teens (17-19 years old) i was put on metformin in place of birth control. It did not seem to make a difference though. I am now 23 years old and would LOVE to get pregnant. I have not been "preventing" pregnancy for the past 3 years now, and I have not been able to become pregnant. I have a OBGYN appointment set for this monday on Halloween and would like to discuss trieng to get pregnant with my doctor. Any advice on types of medications I should ask about to help or any other questions to ask in general?

 

Raenesha - November 7

Hello I'm a bit young and very curios. I was told I had Pcos when I was about 16. I just had a lot of questions, First, is it possible to get pregnant with out fertility treatment and if so how likely is it. Will the the baby be healthy. Does birth control increase the chances of pregnancy. Does age affect anything.. Going on 19. Just curios

 

rayray614 - November 11

ok i have a question.. i have been dx with pcos when i was 16 and now i am 24 and its killing me how i am unable to get pregnant, everytime when i would get my hopes up and make myself believe i was in the end to disapoint myself .. but now i am feeling sick to my stomache often and just couple nights of the week i been throwing up but its been the same time each time (between 7-8pm) and i am finding myself asleep by 10 every night, due to lack of insurance i am not able to get on fertility pills, am i setting myself up for another big disapointment again or please give me some openions.. ( plz no negative feedbacks)

 

beckz0rz - December 13

Hi, I was diagnosed with pcos at 16 after being in pain for 2 years and finally having a cyst removed the size of a 2 litre soda bottle, unfortunately it took my right felopian tube with it. I've been trying to get pregnant for 2 years now. Haven't conceived once. I had no idea how stressful it would be. I'm really starting to struggle.

 

Denisse78 - January 30

I am 33 yrs old and was dx with PCOS at 19. I was never told I could not have children but that it could take a lot of time and money to do so. I have just been blessed with the news that I am 5 and a half weeks pregnant. I am so scared that I can lose my baby. I have not been on any medication for over 2 years now b/c I was going to a PCOS clinic in Boston and the doctor took me off of everything and managed my weight loss very closely. For the 1st time in my life I have had a regular period for over a year without birth control or metformin. Now that I am pregnant I am not sure if I should be put on the medication or not. I know everyone's body is different so I guess at this time I am just writing for moral support from other women with PCOS. I have an appt today and will be sure to ask as many questions as I can. The success stories have been an inspiration to me thus far. i hope that I am able to give one of my own come September. I would have NEVER imagined being given this chance to become a mother! God bless all of you!

 

delwicky - January 30

Denisse78: I wish you the BEST OF LUCK and MANY MANY PRAYERS to you on your journey of a new baby. I have a third healthy son, he is now almost 4 months old and cooing behind me as I write this. It can be a reality, Me and my baby boy beat every odd thrown at us and astonished my doctors throughout my nine months. It is my hope and prayer for you and so many other mothers that it happens! I prayed and prayed, and prayed some more. Now I praise and thank God every day for each of my wonderful sons. God Bless.

 

Nikee - February 3

I am 24 yrs old and I was dx with PCOS a year now. My doc placed me on metformin and I began to menstrate. However my period would last for weeks without stopping. So I decided to visit a gynae/obs she confirmed it was PCOS and said that I should do an HSG test before going on clomid because I really want to get pregnant. At times I am really worried that I won't be able to conceive. Right now I am on povera waiting to get my period so I can have the HSG test done.

 

Anney - February 10

Hi everyone! I am 24yrs old and was dx with PCOS about 2years ago! I am not overweight at all, so the gyn said they cant really do anything for me! He put me on clomid for 5days, but nothinf happens! I had a cyst removed from my left ovary, it was 6x7cm, and that even gave me all the signs of pregnancy! Is there anything else i can use, its still very hard for me to accept, because i love children and i so badly want my own.... please, any advise??

 

Elaina_Peterson - February 20

When I was pregnant with my daughter 13 years ago, I spent around $200 or better on home pregnancy tests all of which came out negative. Even the one at the doctors office came out negative. At that point I asked my doctor to order a blood test and that one was positive. In my case, I feel that PCOS can have an effect on home pregnancy tests for some women.

 

yummymummy 83 - February 26

Just wanted to let everyone who is trying no that i was diagnosed with pcos over 10 years ago and was offered metforim but i didnt like the taste of them so never took them, I also have irregular periods and i gave birth t my baby girl last march and that was with no extra help, all natural and very unplanned with no trying. So all you trying please have faith and patience and it def can happen. i was also concerned if pcos would affect the baby but was told no so all goodxx

 

zuziazuziulka - March 13

Im trying to get pregnant for more than one year now. No luck. I was diagnosed with PCOS few years ago. Now im on metmorfin and wondering how long it might take to get pregnant. Im on diet and trying to be active. Please advice me how long it might take for some good results?

 

summerrf7 - March 28

im 23 years old and i was diagnosed at the age of 15 when i found out i had a tumor on one of my ovaries i have had a lot of test done and still not prego but i have not had any medicines yet that is my next step my biggest dream is to become a mom and im going to do everything in my power to have the children i want me and my fiance have been tryin for over a year and nothing yet i get depressed sometimes because i cant have a baby naturally but i do know in time it will happen just wish it didnt have to cost so much money no one in my family has this problem everyone has been able to have kids but me. how much do the pills cost if you get put on them like the clomid or the other one i have insurance also and do they cover the cost of the pills or do i pay out of pocket?

 

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