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I have pcos. I want to conceive. Married since 1 year and trying to conceive. What should i do
I have PCOS too. After 10 years of trying, I finally did IVF & was able to conceive. My twin boys are now 15!! My best advice is to be VERY proactive. Push your doctors, go to a specialist, & do everything you can & don't be afraid. I was 33 when I had my boys & while I wish I'd been younger, I didn't push my docs or go to a specialist right away.
Hi, @kqsr03 and @cnc0918. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I appreciate your insight from your journey through trying for 10 years to conceive while having PCOS and then finally doing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and conceiving, @cnc0918. That's an encouraging story.
I also wanted both of you to meet some other members who have talked about polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), like @taterjoy @chensley638 @autumnleaves @anon89880224 @confused77 @lookingforanswers2017 @nikkit and @hazelrodt. I'd also love for you to meet @hopeful33250 and @kdubois. Perhaps they will have some insights for you about your PCOS and your desire to conceive.
@cnc0918 — would you share a little about what was involved in your IVF process?
Hello all, My IVF process was fairly quick once my specialist & I made the decision to go for it. I've had multiple laparoscopies over the years, had a hysterosalpingogram (where the make sure your fallopian tubes are open), tried IUI twice, & nothing worked. After being pumped full of hormones with the 2 IUI failures, I took a step back for a few months to clear my head & my body so that I could make a good decision about IVF. I even changed jobs during that time so that I had insurance coverage for the IVF process. From there, it was trips to the Chicago area 3 times/week for ultrasound after ultrasound, many shots of hormones, then once I was ready for retrieval, I went back to Chicago & was thrilled to have 18 eggs. In the end, I had 4 strong blastocysts & decided with the help of my doctor to go ahead & put 2 in – they both "took" on my first try!! So, I was 33 & pregnant with twins. My pregnancy could have gone better but only because I had the most severe form of morning sickness you can have. I literally threw up from mid February til early September, stayed overnight in the hospital for dehydration a couple of times, but other than that, it was an exciting time! I had my twins at 37 weeks weighing in at 5 1/2 lbs & 7 1/2 lbs respectively. To anyone afraid to make that step, I encourage you to take the leap of faith. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
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