(Closed) TTC and PCOS Success Stories please!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I worked with a woman who has PCOS AND testosterone dominance. She wasn’t actively TTC, but her and her longterm boyfriend were getting ready. She was scheduled to meet with a fertility specialist…but the visit was still a few months away. One day she commented to us she had been suffering from this mild flu that wouldn’t go away. She ignored it for FAR too long…but we finally coaxed her into going to the doctor.

PREGNANT!!!!!

She didn’t notice her missing period because of the PCOS making her period so irregular. Her pregnancy symptoms were also very mild so she just thought she was sick. Also, as they were scheduled to see a fertility specialist (and NTNP at the time) pregnancy was the furthest thing from her mind.

She has a beautiful baby girl  🙂

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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dachshundpup15 :  This isn’t a success story, but just a hello from someone else who has PCOS and is also TTC! I also just got confirmation that I am ovulating and feel very lucky. FX for you, and if you ever need to vent, feel free to shoot me a message 🙂

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have PCOS and am now pregnant with my second child. My first is 16 months old. I didn’t have any problems conceiving either (first try for both). I think it totally just depends on the person and severity of your symptoms. My only symptoms were polycystic ovaries, unbalanced hormones and long, irregular periods. My doctor put me on metformin which really helped shorten my cycles, but they are still on the longer side. I also charted my cycle (temps and cm) which is how I got pregnant the first time. I ovulated on day 30 when I got pregnant with my son. This second pregnancy was kind of a surprise since I had only had one pp period and was/am still breastfeeding. Good luck with ttc!! PCOS doesn’t always mean you will suffer from infertility. You may have to try harder and pay more attention to your cycles but many women with PCOS go on to have multiple healthy pregnancies. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have PCOS.  My cycles were never regular and I would often go 3-5 months between periods in high school and college.  Never had it checked out until I had my first ruptured cyst and was referred to an OBGYN who diagnosed it.  BCP helped regulate my cycle a little more and it’s around 38-45 days now.  We were TTC for 26 months and I’m currently 14 weeks with our first bean after our third IUI with injectables. 

It took us a LOT to get to this point, but most people with PCOS don’t have the complications we did because I also have endometriosis. I’m happy to share more details with you if you want, but I don’t want to scare you either.  Our story is very different than a lot of the stories I’ve read and it can be overwhelming.  But, it’s beautiful too and we’re so happy to finally be celebrating our little bean!

PCOS is a terrifying diagnosis at first, but you have a LOT of options!  For some people like my cousin, she had no issues getting pregnant at all even with PCOS and her baby girl is perfect. Find a doctor you trust right away.  That’s one of the biggest things that have encouraged me through this is my OBGYN.  She’s incredible and I completely trust her.  Finding that is crucial. Good luck!  I hope you don’t have any problems with TTC and can find options for your PCOS that you’re comfortable with. 

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I have PCOS, have really irregular cycles but I DO ovulate on my own. It’s just hard to time it properly. 

I conceived naturally after 2 years but it ended in miscarriage. Perhaps not the most hopeful story but there’s definitely the possibility of conceiving with PCOS 🙂

 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have PCOs and my sucess is currently sleeping in my lap in the form of a one month old baby girl. She was born on November 1st 2016. We started TTCing in Jan 2015 and after months without a period after coming off of birth control  I went to my OB. Blood tests and ultrasound done PCOs. I did three rounds of Clomid with no luck. Two rounds of Femera which produced more follicles. We planned on doing one more round of Femera before moving on to IUI. That is the cycle I got pregnant. Actually concived right around my 30th birthday. It took us 13 months and 6 medicated cycles to get pregnant. What I learned is to be patinet and it may take some time to figure out what works best for your body. Best of luck. 

Post # 28
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Newbee

I had pcos with cycles varying from 30 to 50 or so days. I was told by doctors that I would likely struggle to conceive, so went off the pill in 2015 to give myself a few hormone free years to sort my cycles out (using alternative birth control in the meantime). I ended up getting accidentally pregnant and I’m now 20 weeks. I was in shock but my dr said that just because we conceived this time does not mean I will be able to in the future. I guess we got lucky and now the initial shock had worn off I am so grateful it happened this way rather than having to undergo treatment and years of trying to conceive. A diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll struggle, you might be one of the lucky ones! 

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