Post # 1
My hubs and I have decided to try to start a family! I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome, which from what I understand that can cause some fertility issues. Are there any women who have this syndrome that have conceived? We’ve been trying for 3 months, with no success and I’m trying not to get discouraged but it’s hard.
Post # 3
@mrs-hues-to-be: There’s a whole board for TTC (trying to conceive). It’s under the nesting section. Some people there have been trying for a long time, and some get pregnant ASAP.
Post # 4
@mrs-hues-to-be: I have seen bees with same condition or something different and had problems for awhile, but after medical help (RE) and a lot of waiting they finally got their BFP. Have you talked to your MD about this? I am undergoing fertility treatment (IUI) but unfortunately cant really relate to what you have. (((HUGS))) and I hope you get an answer soon. GL
Post # 5
I assume you’re getting treatment for your PCOS. It can cause issues, but like others are saying, some folks who have it managed to conceive right away, others take a while, etc. For what it’s worth, I am very healthy as far as I know (no PCOS, fibroids, other reproductive problems…have regular cycles, etc. I did come off of birth control recently, which initially caused me to have short cycles and short luteal phases, but that is fading), and this is also my third cycle TTC. I’m still waiting to get a positive.
Even among folks who chart, I think the odds of getting pregnant within three months is 68% – so while a majority are getting positives at that point, nearly a third are still waiting. We’re still in the early stages of this.
AS long as you’re getting treatment for your condition and managing it (exercising, losing weight if necessary, etc.), it’s very possible for you to conceive and to conceive within a typical timeframe.
Post # 6
@mrs-hues-to-be: I have PCOS and have been TTC for a year but not yet pregnant. As others have said, PCOS affects everyone so differently both with symptoms and with TTC. My advice is to talk to your doctor and let them know that you want to start trying – they will give you better advice than we can. But since you asked, do you have regular periods? I don’t know your situation (did you just come of the pill? have you been charting?) but I think that it’s worth a shot to try charting. At best you will be able to time ovulation and at worst, you’ll get some information about your body and your cycles which is a good thing! Good luck to you! Hope you get your BFP soon!
Post # 7
I agree that it affects people differently. My sister has PCOS and they were off birth control for 2 years before successfully conceiving the first time. They figured the second time around would take a while too, so you can guess her surprise when she was pregnant 5 months after having my niece.. We are about to enter cycle 4 of trying and I totally get the frustration. Don’t get discouraged. Talk to your doctor and try to stay optimistic 🙂
Post # 8
Yep, we’ve been trying for 1 1/2 years! Hopefully your road won’t be this long!
Post # 9
thanks ladies! I’m happy to hear that you’ve all heard so many success stories! I have talked to my doctor and I do have regular periods which sounds to be a good sign! I hope it doesn’t take too long, but it’s good to know 3 months isn’t longer than most couples try 🙂
Post # 10
well we are on year three of trying, so I would try not to get discouraged at three months
However, after 12 months after being diagnosed with PCOS and trying with no success, we have had further tests done and other issues have been discovered which were sort of “hidden” through the PCOS diagnosis, so if you get to the 12 month mark(which I hope you dont)then definately push your doctor to investigate further.
best of luck!