- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I have exciting news that I am not sharing with anyone except for FI! I made an appointment for January with my doctor to discuss going off of birth control! Fiance and I are not going to actively try to get pregnant until May-June, but I wanted to get off of birth control well before the wedding so my hormones have time to regulate themselves and (fingers crossed) we will be ready to start trying immediately after we get married in June, if not a little before.
A little backstory: I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2010 and then with PCOS in 2012. I’ve never had an ultrasound done to confirm the presence of cysts but my GYN said she was 99% sure I have PCOS based on the symptoms. I take syntrhoid and have my thyroid levels checked every 6 months to treat the hypothyroidism and am only on BC now to treat the PCOS. I am afraid that it will take me a long time to conceive because of my health issues so I’m looking for any tips to help prepare my body to be baby ready by June.
So, with all of that said, does anyone have any tips for a woman who is planning on trying to get pregnant within the next six months? Any vitamins I should be taking or foods I should be avoiding/eating, especially with regards to PCOS? Does anyone have any personal stories about trying to conceive with PCOS that they would feel comfortable sharing? I’m very nervous about the possiblity of a miscarriage as I know rates are higher in women with PCOS.
I’m of course going to talk to my doctor about all of this but I’d love to hear from other women what their experiences were like. Any advice anyone has is appreciated!
Thanks for reading 🙂