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    Just because you have PCOS doesn't mean you can't get pregnant and also it doesn't mean you can't get pregnant naturally. I've had multiple friends who have been told they have PCOS and that they are unlikely to be able to have kids and then they get pregnant straight away - they weren't using contraception because they thought it was unnecessary! Talk about unplanned pregnancy! A small amount of weight loss can also restore cycles and restart ovulation in many women with PCOS.

    My aunt had 6 monthly cycles and it was thought it was impossible for her to have children (this was over 30 years ago) and then she had 2! The 2nd was conceived when she was still breastfeeding #1! She got pregnant naturally twice, amazing, but true.

    If you are not wanting to get pregnant now I suggest you relax. This doesn't mean you can't have kids. It may make it a little more challenging, but it's not impossible. All the best for finding out about diabetes tomorrow

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    I have PCOS and cocieved my DS naturally after 6 months trying (he is now 2) with my DD I needed help but conceived on my first time trying Clomid.

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    Try not to worry yet. I have PCOS too and was prescribed the same pill. For me that was mainly to balance everything an reduce the symptoms I was having. I see a gyno who is a fertility specialist and have been reassured that of all the fertility issues, this isn't so bad, we may just need some help. I have borderline glucose intolerance so was put on Metformin.
    Now that me and hubby want to have kids, I have come off the pill, increased Metformin (also helps to regulate cycle) and Dr is wanting me to try naturally first and then look at trying Clomid for ovulation. Lifestyle changes help with a low GI diet and a little walking to get you started. Healthier you are, less symptoms. But I know how hard it is to get motivated!
    So I'm trying not to stress as that does all sorts to your body too so try relax and look after yourself. You are definitely not at the end of the line xo ill keep you posted about my journey too if you like :-)

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    I am sorry you had this scare. PCOS does not mean you cannot have kids. I agree with a PP (previous poster), the pill will only mask the problem and help regulate you but it will not fix the PCOS.

    I know it's hard but weight loss can help you ovulate more often (but not definately). I can go from a period every 3 months to going 12 months without one.

    Now I'm not going to tell you my story because I have more problems then PCOS (but I am pregnant now with my first, so never say never) but before you worry yourself please go and see a specialist. I have known so many women who have not had PCOS explained to them properly and freaking them out over nothing. I have a Sister-in-law who was told when she was 13 she had PCOS and would never have kids. In most cases, where there is a will there is a way. I was given a lot of information when I was diagnosed and I hate it when people are unnecessarily freaked out over it.

    I hope you find some peace with this.

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    I have PCOS too, and conceived my daughter naturally after 8 years trying (I was losing weight in prep to go back to the specialist when I fell pregnant). There is still hope Good luck

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    I have PCOS and on clomid had DS. I had cycles of about 1 year. So I ended up on provera to bring on my period in order to take clomid to try. Worked the first go.
    I was put on metformin before i got pregnant and insulin as soon as I got pregnant to minimise the blood sugar rising.
    Once you do conceive make sure they are checking your progesterone levels as it is common for us to need progesterone pessary.
    Pm me of you have any questions.

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    Thanks for sharing your experiences!
    I have been a little stressed all week, but starting to get used to it, written down many questions for the doc tomorrow, as I feel i got the results in a bit of a rush last week.

    I really appreciate all the the response, and would love to hear more about how your continuing experiences and stories

    Makes me really happy to see that many of you have gotten children, or are pregnant !

    For everyone who is trying i cross my fingers, and hope for the absolute best!

    Think il be able to have a good sleep tonight

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    I too have pcos and we conceived naturally after about a year of trying! I did go to a fertility specialist around the 9th month of trying and he was going to put me on metformin to regulate my cycles but it took so long to have all the tests done, by the time I was ready to start treatment I was already pregnant! This was after him telling me it would be quite difficult without intervention. Fingers crossed you get all the answers you need from the dr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KtKing View Post
    I am sorry you had this scare. PCOS does not mean you cannot have kids. I agree with a PP (previous poster), the pill will only mask the problem and help regulate you but it will not fix the PCOS.

    I know it's hard but weight loss can help you ovulate more often (but not definately). I can go from a period every 3 months to going 12 months without one.

    Now I'm not going to tell you my story because I have more problems then PCOS (but I am pregnant now with my first, so never say never) but before you worry yourself please go and see a specialist. I have known so many women who have not had PCOS explained to them properly and freaking them out over nothing. I have a Sister-in-law who was told when she was 13 she had PCOS and would never have kids. In most cases, where there is a will there is a way. I was given a lot of information when I was diagnosed and I hate it when people are unnecessarily freaked out over it.

    I hope you find some peace with this.

    thanks so much for your response, and congrats on the pregnancy

    Yeah I must admit that after getting the news last week, i spent all day on google, and reliable web sites to get information, as my doc was very short, and did not explain very well at all, or give me some sort of comfort!

    I am on the look out for a good gyno who also is a fertility specialist, so i dont have to jump from place to place and get different information every time..

    Further I think that I have taken the news worse since all my family live back in Norway, and i only have my bf here, who has been great this week. But must admit, I probably feel worse not having my suport network (mum and best friends) here in Perth.

    all the feedback though, is making me feel much better

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    Hi there!

    I've had PCOS for years (but only recently diagnosed) and I've managed to conceive twice (the 2nd in the 1st month of trying) on 40+ day cycles. My temps say I'm still ovulating even though my cycles can be up to 55 days long. Apparently I'm just ovulating late. I'm not on any meds for it and I'm a bit overweight. I wish you the best of luck!


 

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