(Closed) TTC and PCOS Success Stories please!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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dachshundpup15 :  I am 30 weeks and 3 days pregnant with PCOS.  We did two years of NTNP, and then got pregnant our second month of trying.  

The hardest part of conceiving with PCOS for us was how irregular my periods were.  I could go 6 months with out a period.  A combination of diet, exercise, and metformin got me to 45ish day cycle.  Temping doesn’t work great with irregular periods, but tracking cervical mucus worked.  I can tell you the exact day we conceived. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have PCOS and 2 happy healthy kiddos! I was 25 when I was diagnosed with PCOS, after years of irregular cycles and being put on BC which masked my symptoms.  I went years not knowing about the PCOS until we were TTC.  I was on clomid to conceive both times. Baby #1 took 18 months but I was off meds for a month to prep for IUI and ended up getting pregnant that cycle.    Baby #2 only took 1 month of TTC on provera then clomid.  TTC with PCOS can be tricky but definitly doable! I suggest OPKs so you can make sure to BD exactly when you’re ovulating, and if you aren’t ovulating you can let your OB know and maybe try meds to help with that.  Good luck! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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dachshundpup15 :  It hopefully won’t take that long.  Baby #1 took longer because I had surgery to remove a cyst then I still had a couple more that my OB at the time decided to leave alone because they weren’t big enough to NEED to be removed. She didn’t want to risk damaging both ovaires with the surgery so I had to alternate clomid and BC to keep my other cysts small.  Having to take a few months off while alternating BC and clomid was a set back timing wise. I switched OBs and my new one was more proactive with trying to get us pregnant so I think that helped too.  She had me go for an HSG test before starting IUI to make sure I didn’t have any blockages in my tubes and I got pregnant 2 weeks after the test – it’s actually not uncommon to get pregnant after the test so maybe that helped too. I think going into TTC knowing you have PCOS and taking steps to be proactive like doing the OPKs to make sure you’re ovulating is a big help since not ovulating is very common.  I hope it’s fast for you!  It happened very quickly the second time for me so it is definitely possible! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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dachshundpup15 :  Yep, metformin is a common diabetes med for insulin issues.  I didn’t take that one but I know sometimes it’s prescribed alone or with clomid.  I asked if I should take it along with the clomid but my OB didn’t recommend it. PCOS is kind of similar to diabetes, as in it can effect your insulin through the hormone imbalance.  Sometimes it can be managed though diet but I’m honestly not cut out for low carb all the time, I can do it in waves haha. I’m on BC to help regulate my hormones to prevent future cysts and keep my current cysts small enough to not need surgery.  I conveived both babies while having cysts, I was told having them doesn’t making TTC harder as long as you’re still ovulating.  I think I even released the egg for baby #1 on the side I had cysts on at the time. So don’t be discouraged – PCOS can be a set back but your OB can help you through it 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have PCOS. I had regular cycles when I was younger, then I went on BCP for about 10 years. When I stopped taking the BCP to ttc, my cycles became very irregular. I waited it out thinking it was the BCP still left in my system. Eventually I went to my doctor after my cycles got worse. That’s when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was given metformin and clomid. I did 6 cycles of clomid which helped me ovulate. Then I did 4 rounds of femara. I got pregnant on the 4th round of femara and now have a 15 month old little boy. It took 20 months total. My cycles came back 2 weeks after stopping breastfeeding and they’ve been pretty regular ever since. We started NTNP last cycle, so we’ll see how this goes! Good luck to you! I hope it’s quick and painless for you. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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dachshundpup15 :  It’ll be ok!  If you’re ovulating off meds then you can probably have a smoother journey.  And it may not be that long, it only took 1 month to get my #2 so just hang in there and see what happens.  Lots of luck to you! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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dachshundpup15 :  

Yes, but you have 1 up on most of us because you ovulate. It may be easier for you!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you have PCOS but ovulate alone you’re already doing well! I was diagnosed aged 17 (I’m now 34!) and I was told there are 2 Kinds of PCOS – those like me who have irregular cycles, don’t ovulate, have excess hair, can be overweight etc, and those who have almost no symptoms, just the cysts. 

We started NTNP after our wedding 3 years ago, but my husband works away a lot and so we only really had a chance 1 month in 3. I was taking metformin but that was all and I don’t really feel it made a difference to my cycles. I would go months with nothing and then have a period so heavy and painful I would stay home until it was over. 

I switched doctors about a year ago and for the first time in 17 years, I found one who was kind and reassuring and optimistic that she could help me get pregnant. I did my first clomid cycle in July, but right in the fertile window, my DH fell and fractured his coccyx so we only DTD once and nothing happened. I have no idea if it helped, but I also did 4 weeks of fertility acupuncture sessions. I did my second cycle with clomid and injectAbles at the end of October, and I’m now 8 weeks pregnant. 

 

Good luck, and find a doctor you feel comfortable with, it makes all the difference!

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