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Hello. We are beginning TTC and it will be our first. I only found out I had PCOS earlier this year and it was a bit of a shock as I don’t have many of the symptoms except struggling with weight loss and fatigue (my periods are still fairly regular and I don’t have any excess body hair or other common things). I really just wasn’t expecting it and it came out of nowhere and wasn’t handled/delivered very well by the OBGYN I was at (I have since switched).
I did have a preconception appointment and the new OBGYN doesn’t see a reason to worry until we try a while first. That set some of my fears at ease but I still find that my anxiety is high and that I am just expecting to struggle and expecting an endless string of negative tests…so I guess I am just here to ask for advice or tips or encouragement or…whatever you all think would be helpful, especially if you have PCOS or other potential/actual fertility problems.
Hello! I don’t have PCOS but I work in the medical field so I am familiar with it. The biggest reason PCOS can make it difficult to conceive is if you aren’t ovulating regularly. The fact that you’ve had regular period is relatively reassuring, but it will be important that you confirm ovulation (ideally with basal body temperature).
If you are not ovulating regularly, I would seek the opinion of another OBGYN. There are drugs that can help induce ovulation.
Good luck!! Many women with PCOS conceive more easily than they expect
[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there! I definitely have experience with this! I want to start out by saying I have both PCOS and endometriosis and have a beautiful, perfect one year old son now who is the light of my life.
It wasn’t easy to get to this point though. Although I have both PCOS and endometriosis so that added a little more difficulty. But we did a few years of fertility medication and ended up having an IUI to finally have my son.
With the PCOS, I’d suggest you track your cycles. You can get [name_m]Easy[/name_m] At Home LH testing from Amazon and use it each day to track your levels. It helped me understand when I was ovulating, especially with PCOS making that unpredictable.
If it’s taking you guys a while, don’t wait to ask the doctor for a referral to a fertility specialist. They helped us soooooo much. I ended up needing some medication and a trigger shot to actually tell my body to ovulate. It worked on the first try after over 3 years of trying! I wish we would have tried it sooner.
I don’t think I’m allowed to leave links on comments like this, but I tracked my entire journey on TikTok and talked a lot about the testing and my process in general. If that’s something you’d like, message me and I’ll see if I can figure out how to send this.
You’ve got this! PCOS can be scary, but you can still have your baby you dream of and be a parent
PCOS runs in my family!
I’m not medically trained but I wanted to drop by with some reassurance. For me I find hearing other people’s stories makes me feel reassured.
[name_f]My[/name_f] mum has PCOS she was told she wouldn’t be able to have babies and was very upset as she always wanted a family. Anyways mama got pregnant very easily and was pregnant five times (lost two babies had three healthy pregnancies) she didn’t encounter any issues.
[name_f]My[/name_f] mum’s sister my auntie also has PCOS she also had no difficulty having babies and went on to have two healthy babies.
I know every journey is different but I just wanted to share
Wishing you all the best
I have PCOS. I agree with others that the most important thing at this point is to track/test for ovulation. For me, this was really difficult as my cycles have always been really unpredictable, but if yours are regular it may be more straightforward.
It definitely took us a while. We were actually just starting to talk with doctors about IVF when we found out we were expecting after all, and we’re now due with our first in [name_u]November[/name_u] Best wishes for you on your journey!
Thanks to all who responded! I think we’ll try for the first few months with more “natural” tracking methods and then try ovulation tests and such if we don’t conceive soon!
Thanks for relieving somewhat my anxiety over this whole thing! [name_f]My[/name_f] cycles are right on about 30 days.
@handlion congrats on your first <3
Thanks so much everyone!