It really can happen!
by Amy Hansen
(Wendell, Idaho USA)
Brady-6 1/2 & Skott-9
My name is Amy, I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 17 (1992). My husband and I started trying to conceive at age 18.
We had no luck so we started to seek medical help. Not many doctors wanted to do much in terms of helping, one doctor wanted me to do birth control, which i refused others tried me on infertility drugs including clomid.
Nothing was working so we decided to have my husband checked out, we found out that he had varicose veins in his testicles, which was causing the sperm to die before it could reach the eggs, we decided to have the corrective surgery to fix the problem, still we had no luck.
Years went by and still no children so we started looking into adoption, in October 1999 we adopted a beautiful healthy son, we were so blessed.
Shortly after that we learned that my mom had breast cancer, 1 year later after chemo and a mastectomy she was doing good, which led me to go have an annual breast exam and pap. I chose a local PA that was giving free exams for breast cancer awareness.
During my appointment she asked if she could do a few extra test, 2 weeks later she called and said that she didn't think I would ever conceive due to the many scars on my ovaries, I wasn't surprised, just another devastating blow.
She did say that she wanted to put me on a drug that might help with the other symptoms of PCO, I was willing to give anything a try, I started taking glucophage.
I began to lose weight and feel better emotionally. In September of 2001 I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant and my due date was to be April 26, 2002. We were so shocked and excited we could hardly believe it.
My pregnancy was long and hard with many complications but on March 23, 2002 I went into labor, despite being 1 month early we had a pretty healthy 7 lb. 4 oz. baby boy , he had a few complications but were resolved within a couple of week.
We now had 2 beautiful children!
I decided to have my tubes tied shortly after that due to some other complications I was afraid of conceiving again and losing it, I couldn't take that kind of heartbreak, I was just happy to be blessed with the children I had.
Here is a picture of my 2 boys now, Skott-9 and Brady-6 1/2.
To all of you that are struggling with this problem keep your chin up and have faith, god will prevail. And thank you to all that have shared your stories, it truly is wonderful.
Editor's Comments: Thanks for sharing your story! Glucophage (metformin) is a drug that helps some women with PCOS to improve their insulin function.
Improved insulin function is a vital key to normalizing your other hormones and becoming more fertile, losing weight, reduction of hair loss, hirsutism and acne.
But everyone should be aware that metformin has side effects that not all women can tolerate.
Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome can get the same results as metformin by improving their diet and getting a lot more exercise. We cover these methods extensively in our The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertilty book.