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Does anyone have any tips on getting pregnant?

Aimee-jade94 profile image
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Me and my partner want nothing more than to start a family of our own but i suffer with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) Does anyone have any advice for us please? Thank you in advance!

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scoffcat

You really need to talk to your doctor about this, and get expert advice. Just to get the right advice for your individual situation. Good luck!

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Aimee-jade94 in reply to scoffcat

My doctor said fertility treatment would be my best option but they wont start me on any course of fertility treatmeny until im 21. Im hoping to concieve naturally if possible. Thank you for wishing us luck!

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My neighbours daughter has PCOS and was basically told she will never have children, naturally or IVF. She didn't accept it and started a really healthy diet, lost some weight and with the help of ovulation tests (because she didn't have regular periods) she fell pregnant naturally Twice, had normal pregnancies and the result is 2 beautiful daughters! :) anything is possible! Xx

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scoffcat in reply to Aimee-jade94

Well done for getting professional advice early. It sounds obvious, but you need to have lots and lots (and lots) of sex to increase your chances! I don't have PCOS, but it took me 14 months before I fell pregnant. I did use ovulation tests towards the end (you can get cheap test strips in packs of around 20 on Amazon). And I guess just try to be healthy - diet, not smoking, all the obvious stuff. Try not to get too stressed out and fixated on it, although I know that's easier said than done! And I really do wish you all the best. As other people on here have said, it is possible!

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Mom2be

I also have pcos & with my first daughter conceived with the help of doctor & taking tablets. With lo I'm expecting now I conceived naturally while awaiting on hospital appointment for fertility treatment. I didn't do anything different appart from adopting a positive attitude & cut down my alcohol intake. As rachgibson said a health diet also helps. Good luck xxx

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lilli0881

How long have you been trying? I have pcos and I conceived after 3 months...

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Zahara

I also have pcos but not overweight. Tried for a baby for two years plus -- was given metformin by the doc to help with my period/ovulation but it made me sick,, I lost appetite in food so I had to stop.

I was however taking pregnant care and my husband men's vitamins.

Miraculously I found I was pregnant after the Dr sent me for a scan in preparation for referring me for fertility treatment.

I have to add that monitoring your mucus helps, as I remember I made sure I dated hubby when I felt fertile -- I.e. my mucuc slippery.

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Mummyleanne

I also have pcos and was classed as overweight. Doctors sent me to specialists for more tests etc I was told needed to have bmi of no more than 30 and mine was at 37 so I started to lose weight (which took forever) and started on metformin tablets (which are for people with diabetes) I haven't got it but it's apparently shown to help with fertility. Anyway finally got to the stage of getting referred to get insemination treatment as I was ovulating and before appt came through I was already 7 weeks pregnant :-) so I would say speak to doctor who can then make referral for u to c specialists and discuss options. If u are overweight I would suggest trying to lose a bit info weight as they will say that. Maybe that's what helped with me falling pregnant naturally. Good luck x

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Aimee-jade94 in reply to Mummyleanne

I have already lost weight i was 14 stone im now 9 my bmi was checked at my last consultation at the hospital and im a healthy weight for my height. My doctor wont start me on any fertility treatments until im 21. Thank you for your advice

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Mummyleanne in reply to Aimee-jade94

Oh ok well done my other advice is just to not over think about it and hopefully will just happen :-) I've just had my miracle baby so it will work out in the end :-)

Really?? Cz thts really appropriate

Disgusting

I think the last thing u need to be worrying about is my spelling

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What's this about?

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There was a troll on here saying absolutely disgusting stuff....on this post and on another lady's post as well about her recent miscarriage. We reported and they were deleted and this is just what was left of girls reactions to the filth they were writing x

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Mummyleanne in reply to

Omg that's horrible, why do people do such nasty things! If I had of seen them I would of done the same thing! X

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I know! Scum bags x

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Yeh just some weirdo writing gross things but thts whats left as their totally inappropriate comments were deleted

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Aimee-jade94

Thank you all for your advice so far, me and my partner are very greatful! Id like to reply to you all individually but my phone is rubbish! Thanks again everyone and if anyone else has any other advice please do let me know

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newmummy1

Hi. My sister in law has pcos. She was recommended to take agnus castus herbal tablets to help regulate her periods. She fell pregnant with twins! I also took them after coming off the pill to get my periods regular and now im pregnant with my first! Speak to your GP first and follow he instructions on the pot. Good luck :)

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Aimee-jade94 in reply to newmummy1

Where would i get them from?

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newmummy1 in reply to Aimee-jade94

Holland and barratt. They cost me £13 for a big pot. Definitely speak to your doc first

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Aimee-jade94 in reply to newmummy1

Thank you i will do i have an appointment tomorrow x

U hav done great losing weight..its easy for me to say but don't over think it..Obviously having sex as much as u can will obviously help. Maybe a holiday or a weekend away may help u relax..as some of the other ladies replies show it is possible and sorry about the random comments at the bottom of this feed..some troll was saying gross things on here so me and a couple of other girls replied but they had been deleted so our comments r what is left..xx

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Aimee-jade94 in reply to

Thank you and the others that got the comments removed, thankfully i didnt see the nasty things written. Ive just got back from a week away with the fella in skegness but hopefully will be going on a mini break near easter x

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BOOH2

The day that you get off your menstrual cycle is your best bet

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