C.G. asks from Terrell, TX on September 17, 2007
Having Trouble Getting Pregnant
Me and My husband havnt really been trying to get pregant the last 3yrs but havent had any luck either. We have one daughter who is 4 1/2 we didnt even try with her, she was a "Suprise". I have several issues on getting pregant, I am overweight, Have a "tilted" uterus, and recently diagnosed with PCOS. For the last month we have been trying and just having fun with it. I do not have Insurance at the moment, due to change in job policy. I am Taking Ortho Micronor which is a birth control that was one type of hormome and if you dont take it every day at the same time you have a higher chance of getting pregant, I am only taking it to ovulate, so i am not taking it everyday or at the same times. Any suggests, I was thinking of buying a Ovulation Test. Let me know any adivce will be apprechated.
K.S. answers from Dallas on September 17, 2007
It could be the PCOS that is causing the problem. I was on metformin and did one cycle of chlomid and got pregnant with my son. I was slightly overweight and I have PCOS. Many insurance ocmpanies don't cover infetility treatment and it cant get expensive. However, the metfomring in not that expensive and neither is the chlomid.
I tried the ovulation test and the only thing it did for me was to let me know that I wasn't ovulating.
Good Luck....I know that it can be very difficult and trying on the emotions.
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L.M. answers from Dallas on September 17, 2007
Buy an ovulation test---they work!!!!
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C.S. answers from Dallas on September 18, 2007
I know what your going through. Myself as well as my sister were both diagnosed with PCOS years ago. My sister went through years of infertility shots, meds as well as invitro (4 times) never getting pregnant. I met a woman by coincidence who told me she is not a diabetic but tried the American Diabetes diet and became pregnant. I personally thought, what the heck give it a shot, witin 3 months, with no meds, I became pregnant! Poof, a daughter was born. When I wanting another, started the diet again, poof....son was born. That convinced my sister, she started the diet, witin 2 months, Poof she became pregnant, unfortunately she had a car accident and miscarried, however, I truly believe that diet is what did it. If you go to PCOS.org.......you can get a more clear picture of why this diet works so well. Good luck and god bless.
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S. answers from Dallas on September 17, 2007
As soon as you get insurance again, see a Reproductive Endocrinologist. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, don't mess around with "just trying." If you are not naturally having a menstral cycle, then you are not ovulating.
A.K. answers from Dallas on September 17, 2007
C., first of all you should consult your obgyn about your desire to become pregnant. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS your ob will know what to do or they will send you to a Reproductive Endocrinologist to help you. Are you ovulating? I know many women with PCOS do not ovulate. Have you tried using the Fertility Awareness method, for more info go to www.ovusoft.com or get the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler (great info) If you are not ovulating your obgyn or Fertlity specialist may put you on clomid which will help you to ovulate. Please, Please see your obgyn and ask your questions there since everyone is different and I would hate for you to get the wrong advice about something so important as fertility. Oh, I also know that sometimes ovulation predictor kits don't always work for those with PCOS (written on the box, certain conditions) I hope things work out for you.
S.W. answers from Dallas on September 18, 2007
Some good advise given. I technically don't have PCOS, but my body does the same thing only having a few periods a year. My doctor treated me like a PCOS patient when we started trying to have kiddos. She put me on Glucophage (technically a diabetes mediciation). There are only off-label studies done in helping women with PCOS become pregnant. It took a few months of being on the medication, but then I became pregnant. If you do start the medication, taper up on it slowly. This is a very inexpensive thing to try before you go to the more expensive options through a Reproductive Endo. The Ovulation kits never worked for me. Also, the suggestion to do the Diabetes Diet is a wonderful idea. Good Luck!
C.G. answers from Dallas on September 18, 2007
My husband and I have used Natural Family Planning (Creighton Model) since we've been married. We started taking classes when we were engaged. It's what the catholic church teaches (although a very small percent actually do it.) It works! There are no pills, no temperature taking, it's not "the rythm method" as many think. There are a lot of misconceptions about it, but it has a higher success rate than the pill for avoiding pregnancy and a very high success rate for achieving. We got married 7/12/03 (what a coincidence- same date) and we avoided pregnancy until we wanted to have a baby. We were shooting for 7/06, but got 8/06- pretty darn close (and we realized where we made our error in hindsight to miss it by that month.) My husband even had made a bet when our son would be born years before and people thought he was crazy-he won. I don't know what PCOC is, but Dr.'s thought I might have trouble conceiving (possible endometriosis and I have a tilted uterus, small pelvis...) but we didn't. You do have to spend a little money at first to take the classes, but once you know it, it's free for the rest of your life. Plus, you'll know the basics after just one class. I really highly recommend this method. Check out www.creightonmodel.com for more info or feel free to ask me. I've been using it for 5 years.
A.D. answers from Dallas on September 18, 2007
I have heard wonderful things about Dr. Jon Ricks for both PCOS and infertility. Also - the Dollar tree sells ovulation tests for a dollar.
Best of luck!!