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#1 of 5 Old 04-20-2017, 11:38 AM - Thead Starter
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Question TTC with PCOS

Hi, there. I also have some problems with my fertility. I have PCOS. I have been diagnosed with it when I was in my teens. I have never had regular periods, and even now I have some problems with it. I’m overweight and I have hairy arms and legs. I tried several treatments. Metformin helped me to reduce my weight and I used to have regular periods when I was taking it. But I feel too bad when I was taking it. I had cramps, nausea and diarrhea. These symptoms were so strong that I had to give up this medication. My gyny recommended me to try an ovarian drilling. My hubby and I tried to TTC after it very actively. I did get pregnant, but I had a miscarriage when I was 5 weeks pregnant. I consulted one more gyny and she says that my oocytes may be of bad quality. She recommends to try egg donation as the final destination of our TTC journey. I do have some friends with PCOS. Some of them got pregnant and gave birth to healthy children… Is there anybody here with the same problem. How did you manage to conceive?
P.S. We’ve already visited several fertility clinics. Both of them are located overseas as we can’t afford ED IVF here, in the USA. Both of the clinics are situated in Europe. The first one seems to be very popular among the infertile couples in Western and Eastern Europe. We found some feedbacks about it on various fertility clinics. We quite like this clinic, but it turned to be a little bit smaller than we expected. When we entered its halls, we saw quite a lot of people there. We had to wait nearly 2 hours before the fertility specialist was ready to meet us. Both my hubby and I felt so tired. My DH even wanted to leave the clinic. We quite liked the fertility specialist we consulted there. She turned to be a very attentive doctor. The second clinic seems to be ok, but its halls were empty. I didn’t like the RE whom we consulted there. She talked too much, but it was all like ‘what a pity that you can’t conceive a baby’. It annoyed me a little… Now we have to decide what to do further… I know that ED IVF will give much more chances to conceive, but I still hesitate whether I should do it or not… I feel a little bit trapped about all these things and need some advice…
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Hi! Firstly, I’m really sorry to hear about your troubles of getting pregnant. Though, PCOS can become a real obstacle to get pregnant, there are quite a lot of women who manage to become mums even with the toughest PCOS. DE IVF isn’t a simple procedure, hun. Maybe, you should start consuming healthier food to enhance the quality of your oocytes. Have you tried clomid injections? They did helped some ladies to conceive?
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I think all depends on the PCOS level you actually have. I know that there are quite a lot of ladies with PCOS who managed to conceive naturally after having reduced their weight. If you’re overweight, you may try the same. However, DE IVF would be the last thing I would do. It’s not as simple as you think. You can also contact my specialists before making your final decision. At any rate, I wish you good luck in your DE IVF journey.
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I know that there are quite a lot of PCOS women who do manage to conceive. I can’t say that I’m too overweight. I have just several loose kilos. As for the diet, I consume mostly vegetables, cereals and lean meat as I have some problems with my pancreas. However, I’m still childless… I know that there loads of women who conceive after an ovarian drilling I didn’t manage to do this… This is the main reason why we’re looking for a fertility clinic…
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I think you should trust your gut in this situation, hun. Though I wasn’t diagnosed with PCOS, I can’t conceive because of DOR. Though my AMH test showed rather amount of oocytes in my ovaries, my gyny told us to continue conceiving naturally. We spend ttc for nearly 5 years until I consulted RE and said it would be better for me to try DE IVF. I managed to conceive after the first shot. Now, I’m a happy mum of 6-months baby boy.
P.S. OP, you need to weigh all pros and cons and then make your final decision.
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