Conceiving with PCOS naturally!
I wanted to drop by and give some of you ladies hope.
I have only just found out I have PCOS but my doctors believe I had it before I conceived my first child in 2011.
At that time I hadn't had a period in four months and was getting incredibly stressed that something was wrong. The doctors I saw at the time weren't too fussed but at 30 years old, although I wasn't intending to try for a baby at that very moment I was conscious that it wouldn't be long before I wanted to. I ended up finding out I was 5 weeks pregnant in April 2011, having not had a period since December 2010. The only thing I did at this stage was to go and see a hypnotherapist who combined hypnotherapy with reflexology in the hope that she could somehow regulate my periods. Although I wasnt actually hypnotised (I found the whole experience a little odd), I think the relaxation helped. My first baby was born in November 2011 weighing a hefty 10lb 8.5oz, which as a size UK10 myself was quite a shock. The midwifes and doctors all suspected I had undiagnosed gestational diabetes (another PCOS symptom).
Fast forward to this year...my partner and I have been trying for the past 6 months to get pregnant and although that isn't long, I knew there was something not right as I have awful stabbing pains in my left side during intercourse. I finally went to the doctors (told them I'd been trying a year) and she said to keep on trying. It was only when I mentioned the stabbing pains that she referred me for an ultrasound. Lo and behold, the scan showed a ton of cysts on both ovaries. Well I was shattered to hear this. Then last Friday I found out I had fallen pregnant again, naturally without any medication like Metformin or Clomid.
The only thing I did this time was to use a lubricant called Conceive Plus which my partner and I applied to ourselves before we had intercourse. I also found a hypnotherapy fertility recording online that I would listen to in bed at night. Also I have been taking large doses of Vitamin D3 (4000mg a day). The actual reason for taking the vit D3 is because my mother was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and having researched intensely it has been found that people who suffer from cancer have very low levels of this vitamin in their bodies. Up to 5000mg a day is a kind of miracle drug that supposedly keeps cancer at bay. Anyway due to family history of cancer that's why I have been taking it. I've only just read that it's apparently very good for helping to conceive. Just don't overdo the dosage (max of 5000mg a day). I'm not sure if any of these things definitely contributed to falling pregnant with PCOS, but I wanted to mention them in case they can help anyone else.
Hang in there ladies...we will all get our babies sooner or later. Good luck and wishing you all baby dust!