PCOS and fertility

Hi everyone,

I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago and the GP just mentioned it quickly and didn't recommend doing anything, despite the fact I was obese at that point. I did do a bit of reading up and fought to be prescribed Yasmin and luckily because I am an NHS librarian and brought evidence with me, another GP prescribed it.

Since then I haven't really given it anymore thought, although I have lost a bit of weight and I'm no longer obese. However, my partner and I were looking to try for a 2nd child next year and I suddenly wondered whether my fertility might be an issue and who I should speak to about it? I had my first with no problems about 5 years ago and whilst I hadn't been diagnosed at that point, I presume I already had it?

Can anyone here advise?

Lisa

P.S. Sorry for the longest post in history...

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  • There is no reason why you will have issues this time around, especially as your weight is more normal - you are born with pcos so you had it when you conceived your first child. I would stay on yasmin until you want to try for a baby as your body will be less pcos so will increase the chances of conceiving quicker once you come off it. Make sure your partners diet is good too as 1/3 of fertility issues are now men so even if you were ok last time it doesnt mean it is still good wrigglers, My hubbie went on the Boots vit C and zinc tablets and his sperm improved by over 100% in a year so may be worth getting him on them just as a precaution.

  • Thank you for this!

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