Help!! Confusion. Can I Get Pregnant?

by S

Just hoping to get some clarification and help.

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 years ago. I had my period non-stop for about 8 months. I went to my doctor and was told I had PCOS.

I began taking Glucophage which was prescribed to me. Had bad side effects, so they put me on Victoza, which is also helping with weight loss.

I stopped all my medications and my periods have been regular for the past 2 years.

My husband and I just recently started trying to conceive. I was wondering, can I get pregnant? Will it be difficult? I have been showing no signs of PCOS. I know it never goes away completely, but I am not facing any issues like I was before. Does this make conceiving easier or is it still going to be difficult.

Just want to prepare myself.

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You're chances are good
by: PCOS Editor

So long as you're actually ovulating, you can become pregnant, just like anyone else.

However, women with polycystic ovary syndrome in general tend to have a higher rate of miscarriages. We have several articles on the topic of miscarriages. (Scroll down to the bottom of page for the other articles).

Optimal thyroid function is necessary for a successful pregnancy. Thyroid articles here. Adequate vitamin D is another important factor.

Not only is a healthy diet helpful from becoming pregnant, it also assists in the proper development of a fetus, also known as fetal programming. For example, you certainly would want to avoid added sweeteners in your diet, especially fructose.

Just my opinion -- but I have serious reservations about Victoza so I'm glad to hear you're no longer taking it. Aside from the very serious (even fatal) possible side effects, my understanding is that it forces the pancreas gland to produce more insulin, which of course lowers your blood sugar. But the fact is, most women with polycystic ovary syndrome are already producing too much insulin. So why would a person with this disorder want to produce more? Producing even more insulin increases insulin resistance, which is one of the root causes of PCOS in the first place, and imperils fertility.

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