(Closed) Okay ladies, need infertility advice

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it really depends on how you and Fiance would handle having a baby before the wedding. Are you okay with giving up and or making sacrafices for your big day? Do you feel financially ready to have a baby?

I have a fertility issues and have been told that I most likely will not be able to get pregnant on my own. With that being said I am not ready to go off birth control and take that what if chance because while Darling Husband and I would be very exciting we also may not be financially ready for a baby since we just bought a house.

If the birth control is control to assist with your health problems then I would say give it a try unless you want a baby now in which chance you wouldn’t want to do anything to prevent pregnancy.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would go back on birth control. It will help keep your PCOS in check and keep your hormones at a good level. Then you can stop a few months before you start TTC. If you don’t go back on it I would be afraid of the cysts getting larger and causing more problems.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Talk to your physician.

He/She can put you on metformin and spirolactin instead of birthcontrol to control your hormones and this will allow you to ovulate normally.

It is highly unlikely that you ovulate on your own right now anyway because the cysts from PCOS are swollen follicles that haven’t released an egg into the perineum. So you will want to be medicated to control your hormones.

If you talk with your doctor they will control your hormones with meds other than BC.

Good Luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@FMM: All good points.

But even if your doctor wants to put you back on birth control, that’ll be fine, because it’ll keep your hormones regulated and decrease some of the other problems with PCOS (like possible hirsutism/hair growth that you probably don’t want for your wedding day).  The reason many women are unpredictable after birth control has to do with wonky hormones determining ovulation, which are problems anyway in PCOS, so the pill won’t make them worse.

When it comes time to conceive, your doctor will take you off birth control and check your hormone levels.  If it seems like you’re not going to ovulate naturally, they can give you medications to help you ovulate.  I did a rotation in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and we had 90-95% success in getting our PCOS patients to ovulate.  Then they had the same chance of getting pregnant as anyone else.

Right now, your main concern should be your health and feeling great for your wedding, so I’d follow your doctor’s advice for now and then just follow up closely after the wedding to see what else needs to be done.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Er, i’d go back on the birth control. You can go off it in a year and 3 months, and there’s lots of research to indicate it doesn’t take long for your cycles to come back normal. Plus, it’ll keep the PCOS in check.

You could also talk to your dr about getting the cysts’ fluid removed–I’m not sure how it works, but it has been mentioned to me before.

I have endometriosis and we will be trying to conceive this summer. I’m staying on birth control right up until we start trying, per my doctor’s orders. She said there is no reason why i need to give it a few months to “get out of my system” considering my situation. Also–she said she gets lots of patients who get knocked up the first month or two off BC because it’s possible your body overcompensates its egg production.

Aaaand pulling out is not going to help you avoid pregnancy. Sperm exists in pre-ejaculation fluid, and it only takes one persistant little bugger!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well as long as you’re okay possibly getting pregnant before the wedding!

If the cysts are in a bad spot (like, on an ovary), they could be snipped off, too, so don’t forget about that.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

FYI, metformin does increase fertility, so if you were to start taking it, please note the the likelihood of becoming pregnant now does increase (which is fine it you want a little one soon or be pregnant on your wedding/honeymoon).  Also, many patient experience pretty bad GI problems, like diarrhea, with this medication, but for many it does decrease after a few weeks. Be sure to discuss what the best treatment option is with your doctor of course πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have PCOS, and I have been on metformin for 3 months.  My cyst is still the exact same size, has not grown at all, but isn’t going down (2.9 cm) I would definitely go on metformin, because if you start it now by the time you actively start trying you will have been taking it for a good amount of time giving it time to work.  I’m not a doctor, but I’m in the same boat as you and that’s what I would do.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We just decided last week to start TTC.  But, I’m still not ovulating, so we’ll see what happens.  I guess a little of both… πŸ™‚

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