My Success Story with PCOS & Pregnancy

(Bronx, NY)

Since I was a teenager I've always suffered from irregular periods.

My mom took me to several doctors and their only solution was "the pill", but after years of being on the pill I did my own research and found out about PCOS on my own!

I switched OB/GYN and found a new one in 2007 which started explaining to me about eating right and healthy.

I was told I should try to lose 20-20lbs and so I was put on Metformin to help with the weight. After 2 months on Metformin, minus 20 lb, I got pregnant - however, my husband and I had been trying to conceive for a year.

So...I'm currently 8 1/2 months pregnant with a baby girl and am still shocked at the fact that I was able to conceive in such short a time and have had a healthy pregnancy!

Good luck to all of those that have been trying to conceive or simply overcome PCOS. There is hope out there - just stay positive!


Editor's comments:

Congrats! We hope you'll post a photo of your future new baby. :-)

Metformin is definitely more effective when it is combined with a healthier diet and increased exercise.

Metformin is used for reducing insulin resistance that is associated with PCOS. The D-pinitol formula is also helpful for reducing insulin resistance.

Even a modest weight loss of 5% or so can substantially increase a woman's fertility. The big advantage of an optimal diet and regular exercise is that you bring your fat weight under control. Your fat tissues product a lot of undesirable hormones and other signaling molecules. So….as soon as you lose a significant amount of fat (not muscle), your hormones will shift into a better state of balance, in spite of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Not Everyone is as Lucky
by: Anonymous

These stories are great but realize, some of us have pretty severe cases and have tried everything - religiously - with no luck. Some of us have gotten our weight down, exercise, get regular periods but miscarry every time.

Congrats on your success but to those of you whom these methods don't work - its not your fault for "not trying hard enough." See a reproductive endo familiar with PCOS and get the help you need and deserve.

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