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Pregnant but have pcos

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lucylloyd9x Tue 03-Jan-17 17:55:07

I've been told in July 2016 that I have polycystic ovaries. 5 months later, I find out I'm pregnant and absolutely over the moon. I have to calm myself because once I did the test and saw positive I thought I was seeing things. Waiting for a call from midwife to go to my 1st scan and see how far gone I am. But now I'm panicking so much, with pcos it's most likely complications within the pregnancy and now it's all I can think of. I'm constantly stressing out and worrying it all the time. Does anybody have any advice with dealing with all this

eurochick Tue 03-Jan-17 18:08:25

With pcos the biggest hurdle is getting an egg to fertilise. You are already past this. What are you worried about at the moment?

lucylloyd9x Tue 03-Jan-17 18:19:27

I'm worried about the fact the mc is most likely to happen in women to have pcos. I think I'm over thinking it which is my worst trait. When I was pregnant with my first I never had all these doubts but this time round I'm thinking of everything that can go wrong

bananafish81 Tue 03-Jan-17 22:53:47

My Dr prescribed me a higher dose of metformin when I got pregnant because of the risk of miscarriage

The increased risk is very low. The biggest challenge is getting pregnant - so I wouldn't panic about not being on met

Inofolic and eating low GL are sensible for managing blood sugar whilst TTC with PCOS and while pregnant

Congratulations on your pregnancy

lucylloyd9x Wed 04-Jan-17 11:34:47

Thankyou for your advice!!

user1486003009 Thu 02-Feb-17 02:59:54

LucyLLoyd9x - Congratulations! I also have PCOS and found out I was pregnant last week, possibly about 6 wks. The chance of ectopic pregnancy is no greater in women with pcos. They will advise for an early scan to check everything is where it should be and then treat it as a regular pregnancy. I always thought there was a greater chance of ectopic for us but after a lot of research and chatting to the dr at the fertility centre found out it's not true! I'm off for my first scan in a couple of days and really hoping its good news. I was on my 6th round of clomid and just been ok'd for IVF when I tested positive.

Letsgetreadytorumbleagain Thu 02-Feb-17 03:47:07

I have PCOS and I had 2 mmc, after which the doctor prescribed me metformin which I took up to 12 weeks when pregnant with my son (and in my current pregnancy).

It does increase your chance of mc but there are many many women who have successful pregnancies with PCOS - like pps said getting pregnant is what most struggle with.

The only other problem I was told about is having a higher risk for gestational diabetes, so you need to keep and eye on your diet flowers

Congratulations

Astoria7974 Thu 02-Feb-17 12:58:10

My gaene told me to take metformin up to 12 weeks if I fall pregnant, as that will reduce the risk of miscarriage to someone without pcos. We are at more of a risk for preclampsia and gestational diabetes tho- so make sure your midwife knows that pcos = high risk pregnancy. Many don't until things start to go wrong

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