Hello. I am very confused here at the deluge of information being thrown at me by well intending individuals (aka: my well meaning - yet also annoying at times - family). I was told by a doctor about seven years ago that I had PCOS. The doctor did not do any tests to confirm this, but I had the signs such as really irregular periods, discolored skin under my arms and in other ares, and hair growing where it shouldn't be. PCOS led to having some trouble conceiving due to not knowing when I was ovulating. The doctor put me on Metformin to help regulate my cycles. After about a week on Metformin I stopped taking it because I could not stand the side effects (seemingly endless spontaneous pooping if you must know lol). So anyway about that time we joined the YMCA and I was working out about three times a week and drank a lot more water. As it stands now I have lost 22lbs on my own. So anyway my periods started to become more regular as a result of exercising and we were able to plan out better when to try. I got my very first ever BFP in January. Due date was 09/28/2015. Had an incomplete MC on 02/28/15 at 9wks6days.
Enter stage right the very well intending family with endless unasked for advice My sister has a co-worker that has PCOS and she MC'd every time until her doctor started giving her progesterone. My family told me to ask my doctor about it. I asked my doctor and they told me that 1. PCOS only affects the ability to get pregnant due to not knowing when you are ovulating (in my specific case) and that 2. The only way they give progesterone is if their office helped you to conceive (they house both the OBGYN and fertility clinic in the same offices). My family then told me that I needed to change doctors and find a high risk pregnancy doctor because I have PCOS. This was due to their googling every thing and swearing up and down that my doctor should have had me on progesterone.
Since the miscarriage, my doctor thinks I'll be able to have a successful future pregnancy in the future once we get a different health related issue under control.
How many people that have PCOS were able to deliver a happy healthy full term baby WITHOUT progesterone or any other hormone supplement? How many people go to a high risk specialist because they have PCOS?
- BFP: 01/25/2015
- EDD: 09/28/2015
- Incomplete MC: 02/28/2015
- BFP: 09/11/2015
- EDD: 05/25/2016