Struggling every day with PCOS!

by Abra

Hello my name is Abra and I was told that I have PCOS back in 2003. I am 26 now.

I have had three healthy babies. I lost my fourth back in August.

I had the ovarian drilling surgery to help minimize my cysts. Two months later is when I conceived only to have lost the baby.

Now I am back on the birth control pills to help my cysts go down. I also lost 15 pounds over the summer.

This problem is very stressful and heart breaking in every way.

But we all have to stick together and let each other know how we are all doing. I cry all the time.

Then I found this web page and listened to all the stories and is giving me hope and help at the same time.

I plan on trying some of the ideas that are on this web page so hopefully it will work and I will conceive.


Editor's comments: You might find our Miscarriage page useful.

Miscarriage is a common and poorly understood adverse pregnancy outcome. It is especially a problem for women with PCOS, who have significantly higher rates of miscarriage compared to other women.

The University of North Carolina recently released a study of 4,752 pregnant women. Results indicate that vitamin supplementation during early pregnancy was associated with a reduced risk of miscarriage.

After analyzing the data, the researchers concluded that any use of vitamins during early pregnancy was associated with a 57% reduced risk of miscarriage, compared with no use of vitamins. Thus, the results of this study suggest that use of vitamins during early pregnancy may reduce the risk of miscarriage.

If you are ovulating and trying to become pregnant, or are already pregnant, consider a high quality prenatal supplement. According to this study, nutritional supplementation may reduce your odds of having a miscarriage.

Also, eating a healthier diet helps to reduce ovarian cysts.

A recent study analyzed the diet over a ten-year span of 225 women with benign ovarian cysts and 450 women who did not have ovarian cysts.

The researchers discovered that the type of food eaten influenced the development of cysts. For example, women who consumed the most beef and cheese developed the most ovarian cysts. In contrast, consumption of green vegetables provided a strong protective effect. This study makes it clear that what you eat will influence whether or not you develop ovarian cysts.

Congratulations on losing weight!

Birth control pills are great for preventing pregnancy. They are not so good at dealing with the underlying causes of PCOS and miscarriage.

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