my husband and i have been trying to get pregnant for over a year but no luck. my periods were irregular and i knew something was wrong. i recently started a job with really good benefits and finally went in to see a gyno. i was told i had pcos, got started on some meds to help me regulate my period. i am a little over weight and she said i have a high risk of getting diabetes. we decided that i would focus on getting my health on the right track by losing weight, excersing , etc and then down the line we shall see. if we dont have anymore children we are ok with it, we have 2....i guess only time will tell if our family with grow or if it will stay the same...
My sister was diagnosed with PCOS, lost 50 pounds by getting a new job, and was pregnant within months. I have heard MANY women say that losing weight is what did it for them with getting pregnant.
But honestly, losing weight and getting healthy will not only benefit you when it comes to getting pregnant, but in many other ways. I wish you luck on your journey, lady!!
thank you i really appreciate it! and yes i went to the doc yesterday, started changing my eating habits today and going to join a gym. and you are right, losin weight will not only increase my chances with getting pregnant but ill be healthy for my 2 babies....
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" My sister was diagnosed with PCOS, lost 50 pounds by getting a new job, and was pregnant within months. ... [snip!] ... will not only benefit you when it comes to getting pregnant, but in many other ways. I wish you luck on your journey, lady!!"
The last part is especially true! I have PCOS, most people fail to realize it's a endocrinological disorder; it doesn't just effect fertility. With PCOS you have an increased risk for developing endometrium cancer (lining of the uterus). You're at a very high risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. With PCOS it's very important to watch you eat, exercise and stay in a normal weight range. All of my doctors have recommended a low carb/GI lifestyle. Also having PCOS and being overweight increases your risk of GD.
I had to take Clomid and do IUI to get pregnant with my daughter. I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy. I ended up losing over 75lbs after she was born, my cycles regulated itself and I O'ed on my own every cycle. however, the weight loss didn't help with some of my other PCOS symptoms.
Good luck & baby dust! If you need to talk or have any questions about PCOS PM me.