(Closed) PCOS Before/After Pregnancy

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mrs.D:  Hi! Big congrats to you!!! I have PCOS and got pregnant naturally. I have been told my numerous doctors and midwife that being pregnant will “cure” PCOS (or rather a number of the symptoms of PCOS). I haven’t had my baby yet but I am interested to see if it does even it out. However…. I have had pretty bad morning sickness and acne since week 6 (currently 13 weeks) with no sign of it quitting! Not complaining though, but I definately didn’t get off without morning sickness. 

Good Luck and enjoy your pregnancy!!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mrs.D:  how exciting for you and your hubby!! How many weeks are you? I don’t mind the morning sickness too much. It’s the best reason for feeling crappy! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

just writing so i can follow this thread.  we are currently ttc and i have a history of cysts and surgeries to remove them as well so i’m interested to hear people’s experiences.  congrats to you both!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I never had actual cysts on my ovaries, but my doctor said I likely had a mild case of PCOS because I had a bunch of the other symptoms, really long cycles, and 4+ years without birth control and didn’t get pregnant. Since getting pregnant, I definitely noticed a major improvement in my skin and hair. I am just way less oily. I used to have to shampoo my hair daily or I would look really greasy, and now I can go every other day. My pregnancy symptoms have all been pretty mild, I think I’ve been lucky! 

Post # 10
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

PCOS right here.

I had to use IVF to fall pregnant (thanks to my dodgy ovaries not working… ever. Even with Clomid!) I’m 21 weeks now, and feeling good. No morning sickness, just usual exhaustion that comes with being pregnant. The only main thing they’re testing with me is early Glucose Tolerance screening, since it’s more common with people with insulin-related PCOS like I have.

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs.D:  Thanks for the well wishes.  I am a charter and just had a “normal cycle” and am (fx) on my way to another.  So, I’m hopeful. I was going to start clomid but it seemed like I O’d on my own (!) so we’ll see how it all goes. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Congrats on your pregnancy!  Another PCOS’er here.  I never had to deal with cysts, and had a mild case of it really to begin with.  But, since becoming pregnant (I’m 22 weeks) I have felt fantastic.  I never really had any morning sickness or anything.  I was completely and utterly exhausted my first trimester, but now have all my energy back.  My skin (which had awful hormone related breakouts thanks to the PCOS) has cleared up nicely and my hair looks fantastic.  LOL.  I have honestly never felt better.  Part of that I’m sure is just embracing finally being pregnant (it took injectables and IUI for us to get pregnant.  My ovaries suck at life) and the other is maybe that my hormones have evened out like a normal person.

Neither my reproductive doc or my OB have mentioned pregnancy “curing” PCOS, but I have also never asked.  My mom is a nurse and said there’s a good chance my body could kick into gear and do what it’s supposed to after this pregnancy.  I think I’ll ask my OB at my next appointment.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

PCOS’er here too. it took us 2 years to concieve, and this baby is from fertility meds and injections. im in my 8th week and i havent had much MS either. one morning due to oj, and one evening due to i dont know what. but they both began with coughing turned into gagging turned into dry heaving with just spit. not much of vomit. my skin WAS doing great, until this week it seems to be going down hill! i am anxious to see if my pcos and hormones will regulate after baby is born!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For those of you who didn’t go the medical route and got pregnant “naturally” with PCOS, are there any particular things you did differently to manage it? Different diet, supplements etc? I have been recently “undiagnosed” PCOS (pretty sure I have it!) and really want to increase my odds of getting pregnant on my own without going to Clomid/IUI etc. 

I will be seeing a naturopath next week and hoping he can help point me in the right direction for now, before seeing a specialist. Right now I’m trying to cut back on sugar, breads, flour etc.. anything white in hopes that maybe it will help, even a little bit. 🙂

Thank you bee’s!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Fellow PCOS gal too. I was able to conceive after being prescribed Metformin (took only one month on the meds). I am 28 weeks and have had an ok pregnancy and have felt good overall!

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