Womens Health
Polycystic ovary syndrome
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shannon - December 31

I just went to the Dr this week. She diagnosed me with polycystic ovary syndrome. Basically I never have a regular period and she said when you don't have a period you don't ovulate. I already have one kid but my husband and I are TTC. She said it was going to be really hard for me to have another kid. Does anyone have any suggestions? I know I can try fertility meds, but aren't they expensive?

 

pregnancybuzz - February 3

I was diagnosed with PCOS more than 10 years ago. I was put on birth control pills when I was diagnosed to regulate my cycles. When my husband and I started TTC, my Dr. put me on Metformin instead of the birth control to regulate my cycles. It is common for PCOS women who are TTC to be on metformin. (By the way, metformin is cheap, only $4 a month!) The drug is usually prescribed to people with diabetes to help control insulin, but it also helps with ovulation. Once I got on the correct dosage, my cycles became regular again. It did take a while to get pregnant - my husband and I tried for 2 1/2 years, but today I am in my 25th week and excited to meet my coming son. A good book on TTC is called Taking Charge Of Your Fertility. I highly recommend it. It also has a section dedicated to PCOS women. Good luck!

 

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