I have a problem!!!!
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D. Brown - October 19

Problem...yeah, don't we all?!?! I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I am a diabetic. I have had surgery to remove a large cyst off my right ovary already. Prior to the surgery, the mass was tested 3 times for cancer which runs HEAVILY in my family. My doctor has already told me that whenever I get pregnant I will have to be on insulin for my health and that of the baby. Well, my husband and I are thinking about trying to get pregnant. I've been told for years that I'm probably going to have trouble and maybe even need fertility treatments. What I'm wondering is, what's the best way to go about starting the process? Should we just kick the birth control and go for it or should we consult a fertility specialist? I'm concerned about several things. I know that there is greater chance of infertility due to POS. I also know that there is a greater chance for miscarriage. I'm just trying to get a practicle handle on things before we go through with this. I want everything to go as smoothly as possible. My main concern is the health of our baby, as well as mine throughout the pregnancy. Can anyone give me some advice?


Mega - October 19

Hi D. Personally, I'd recommend going straight to a RE (reproductive endocrinologist), since you already know you have PCOS. RE's tend to be well schooled in handling the special needs of PCOS women. And I'm sure you'd be able to skip the 1 year wait because of the PCOS. Also, the fertility specialist will carefully monitor you when they put you on drugs like Clomid, etc. Good luck. I hope you have an easy time conceiving & have a healthy, happy 9 mos. after that. Baby dust!



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