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12/13/13 4:23 P

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Hi Guys!! I just wanted to share my story with you. Since beginning menstruation at 11 years old I have always been irregular and exhibited signs of PCOS. I got pregnant naturally the first time, and had a MMC. It happens, I let it go. I was then diagnosed with PCOS. I again got pregnant naturally after 6 weeks of trying. Tried for 2, cycle, another 2 weeks and BAM a big fat positive and I gave birth to a healthy baby girl last April. The PCOS didn't effect my fertility, the only thing I did differently during that time was exercise daily, and I lost about 5 pounds beforehand. I recently lost 12 pounds and some symptoms started to diminish for me. My doctor also recommended clomid for the next time we try if I have an issue. I hope I don't. I want everyone to know that don't be scared that you won't get pregnant. You probably will! and if you've got some extra cushion don't be afraid either. I was 197lbs when I got pregnant. I was told i'd get diabetes, be at risk for losing the baby, etc. NOT TRUE!! I had a perfectly healthy normal pregnancy and delivery. My baby girl was born 8lbs 8oz 20.5'' long exactly on the due date, well the one they had to get on an ultrasound because of irregularity in cycles. SO no one lose hope, or be afraid!!

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9/15/13 6:07 P

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i have had NO problem getting pregnant even though, when diagnosed at 15 I was told I'd be lucky if I could have one baby with fertility drugs.

However, I have had LOTS of miscarriages.

Ive been pregnant 6x, I have 3 kidz, and have had a total of 10 fetus in my belly.

I have had multiple multiple pregnancies.

so its possible. to hell with what the dr says. its all "policy" anyways

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9/9/13 10:47 P

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Congratulations Niktorius and good on you for sticking with the diet.

The research studies are pretty conclusive: controlled carbohydrate healthy diet and regular exercise are the best treatment for PCOS - they even beat metformin, the gold standard pharmaceutical treatment, which is coming under more and more scrutiny as to whether it is appropriate for PCOS or not.

Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy!

I have a website with loads of PCOS info www.mypcos.info Please stop by!

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9/9/13 10:30 P

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Hey, looks like this is an old post, but I thought I'd reply anyway-- maybe help somebody else who finds this later. I have a lot of problems that have added to infertility struggles. Among them, I was diagnosed with PCOS early this spring. Been on metformin and other hormonal treatments. Was supposed to start clomid in the next month or two. Anyway, someone I really trust told me to try South Beach diet. They had done it after a failed run at fertility treatments in order to lose the weight, but it ended up being the treatment she needed in order TO get pregnant. I started South Beach the first of July (so just over two months ago). It was really hard, and if I had been doing it only for weight loss I might have given up. But I wanted to get my female body working. Won't be doing clomid right now after all, because apparently the diet really got my insulin resistance under control enough to conceive (didn't even know I was ovulating finally-- had given up trying to track it). Pleasant surprise!
Anyway, just thought I would pass that on as an option/idea. It is possible. Don't give up if medicines alone aren't doing it for you. I'm in my *late* 20s, by the way.

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4/4/12 3:07 P

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Weight loss helps. I've had 3 pregnancies, 2 children and 1 miscarriage at 11 weeks.

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2/27/12 2:19 P

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I think that if we take care of ourselves and really watch what we are putting into our bodies I believe it is very possible. I myself had been TTC forever and I was starting to believe it would never happen for me at all. I began exercising regularly and began cutting down on cookies, cakes, pastas, breads, etc. I also started taking metformin and noticed weight starting to come off but I still wasn't ovulating and would only have a forced period through BC pills. I was trying everything my doctor had suggested but still wasn't having any luck. I then found a company called Insulite Laboratories on the internet and they have a formula that is designed for women with PCOS. I was taken of my BC pills by my doctor to see if the formula would actually work. IT DID!!! I started having my period naturally and on 12/21/11 I conceived on my own. No help from fertility drugs or specialists! Unfortunately I lost the pregnancy at 7 weeks and I think it is because it was the first time I had ever ovulated on my own therefore the egg was not strong enough to continue. I was sad that I lost the baby having wanted it so badly but I am so happy to know that I CAN CONCEIVE NATURALLY! It can happen and I am hopeful that it will happen to all of us who struggle so hard with PCOS and want children of our own.

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8/13/11 4:12 P

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It varies from woman to woman. I lost fifty pounds then got pregnant with my daughter Reilly. After Reilly I gained a lot of weight back. After losing seventy pounds, I'm just got pregnant with our second child. We had to try for seven months. The final month we tried was also my first month being on Clomid and estrogen. It worked right away. Don't give up. Just try as long and hard as you have the emotional capacity to. If it works, great. If not, there are other ways to become a parent.

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6/10/11 11:56 A

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Good topic. I also worry about this dilemma. My doctor has told me that it is more likely to get pregnant with weight loss.

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6/3/11 4:13 P

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I read on soulcysters.net that it might be more likely for women with PCOS to get pregnant later in life. Makes me feel a little more hopeful about the situation.

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704-GOOD-NEWS!!-As-Women-w-PCOS-get-R>Older-Chance-of-Pregnancy-May-Get-HIGHER!!


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5/22/11 1:37 A

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I read somewhere that by the time you are 40 women with PCOS have the same # of children as those without. I.e. it might take longer but in the end you are likely to have success. Sorry I don't have the reference for this.

I have a website with loads of PCOS info www.mypcos.info Please stop by!

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5/16/11 3:13 P

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I got pregnant at 23 but miscarried early (only 5 weeks along) but then we got pregnant again 4 months later and now she is a year old and beautiful! I did lose some weight right before it happened and I had been charting my waking temps for about a year with good ovulation patterns and consistent 32 day cycles. Since then, I've gained a lot of weight and have not seen any signs of ovulation on my charts. I am willing to bet if I lose some weight, I will start ovulating again and we will be able to conceive again in a few years.

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4/2/11 6:14 P

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Thank you so much for the information! It makes me feel a little better hearing stories about surprise conceptions and things like that. I have had a regular period since beginning the metformin and am hopeful that maybe that will work. We have considered adoption but currently (because I am in school) do not have the money to do so at this time. We are going to consider adoption when I graduate and get a job though. I know that God has a plan for me no matter what happens. Thanks!!

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We were told we would never conceive naturally due to the PCOS, but I had my first child at 32 and my second at 36 without any fertility treatments/pills etc. What I did do was lose about 30 lbs. just before each pregnancy and it somehow tricked my body into ovulating. (A total surprise!) Also, when I got pregnant the first time I had not had a period in 4 years!! Miracles can happen. emoticon

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3/31/11 3:59 P

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As other have said it varies from person to person with or without PCOS there is never a garentee that you will be able to procreate when you choose to do so

I was told not long after I was told I had pcos that I wouldn't be able to have children less somehow I could get a lining built up in my uterus that might support such an option and even then since I couldn't take hormones the chances of it progressing and being stable wasn't likely, as in Id have my body abort it like it did the first time I had the misfortune to conceive.

Remember you can still become a mom if its what you truly are set on, there is always the adoption option (k not always, but in most cases there is) and there are many babies and children out there that need a loving home.

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3/27/11 1:21 P

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Like previously mentioned, it varies from woman to woman just like the symptoms of PCOS. It took us almost a year to concieve our daugther. During that time the potential diagnosis of PCOS was thrown around but never made. By devine intervention I ended up concieving and carrying w/o any additional medical treatment. It was not until my daugther was 10 mo. old that my body went CRAZY and I was diagnosed. The Doc at that time told me that it was good I had been able to concieve and carry before and it is a good inidicator that I would be able to again. I was put on Metformin, BCP and eventually Byetta and was on that regimine for almost 3 years. When we decided to TTC again, I went off the BCP (in Nov.) and Byetta (in Jan.) but stayed on the Metformin. Though I was having problems with regular periods (since Nov.) to our suprise we concieved first try! I truly attribute the conception to Metformin and a life style change started in January including diet and excercise.
Best of Luck to you.

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It is possible; it varies from woman to woman. Some women are able to get pregnant very easily while others struggle. My doctor told me that it is possible--some women just need more medical help. She also noted that for some the answer is as easy as starting treatment with Metformin because the body will sometimes start ovulating normally when the insulin resistance is controlled. Since you mention trying multiple options including fertility drugs and AI, have you gone to a reproductive endocrinologist? (I am assuming the answer is yes, but if not, this is an option that you might consider.) The best advice I can offer is to start researching and reading up on options--you may be surprised at what you find.

Best wishes.

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3/25/11 9:05 P

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This is a question that I have struggled with for the past few years. My husband and I would love to have a child of our own but with a diagnosis of PCOS recently it feels even further away than before. We tried everything from the fertility drugs to AI. Nothing worked for years and now this diagnosis. I know that it is possible to become pregnant with PCOS but how likely is it? I am almost 32 and I know that the older I get the less likely there is a chance for a baby. Is there any hope at all?

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