by Chanda Rojas
We are pregnant! I am currently 13 weeks and my due date is June 20. The baby is healthy and we haven't had any complications so far. This is our first pregnancy after 6 years of trying.
I was diagnosed at 16 years old and no one knew anything about PCOS. Currently I am 29. I used this website for information to help me find a good endocrinologist. I found Dr. Albrecht from this website.
I had test after test to rule out anything else like blocked falopian tubes, etc. I tried glucophage but my stomach couldn't handle it. I switched to Avandia (4's) 2x a day and vitamins, and a mostly organic diet, low glycemic, rich with omega3 fatty acids.
I did this for one year, finally September of 2005 I added a progesterone cream called PROGEST and used the amount prescribed on the box. My nurse said she didn't think the cream was the assistance we needed, but amazingly it was the only thing we hadn't used or tried, and during that ovulation cycle in the same month I was pregnant. I still have to take progesterone shots during my pregnancy because it is low. I will most likely be done with them this next week. The doctors are watching the baby very closely, but everything is perfect. I will send photos when he or she is born.
PS. if you are not looking to get pregnant, I have tried the 6week body make over, and it is the only diet I have ever lost a significant amount of weight on & I never felt better.
Lots of luck to you all! Don't give up.
~~~~~~~~~ Update ~~~~~~~~
The pictures of the other babies on your website, born to mothers with PCOS is one of the biggest inspirations I had to keep motivated to fight for my health and the child I always dreamed of having.
So I wanted to share a picture to inspire others.
Beautiful baby! Congratulations!
Quite a few women with PCOS also have a progesterone deficiency. Progesterone cream can be effective in this situation. We prefer that if you try progesterone cream, that it be prepared by a compounding pharmacist so that you know exactly how much progesterone you're actually getting.
PCOS does not doom anyone to infertility. Improved diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits are helpful, as well as vitamin D and possibly hormone replacement therapy.
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