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I have PCOS and I am now pregnant again - lots of questions

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LIG1979 Sun 21-Aug-11 11:19:20

Hi all,
I am hoping you pregnant ladies can help me. I had an early miscarriage in April and during the ongoing internal scans found out I had PCO and whilst my hormones are ok - I also have bad skin and blood sugar problems.

I am now pregnant again (12 dpo) and worried about a second miscarriage which is apparently more likely with PCOS. Is there anything I can do to prevent a miscarriage? Should I wait till 8/9 weeks for a booking in appt or go to the doctor/midwife earlier to ask for a progesterone test or something else? (My doctor whilst helpful at referring me to a specialist was very honest about his lack of knowledge about PCOS.)

Any help would be greatfully received.

HereIGo Sun 21-Aug-11 13:34:21

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MissRee Sun 21-Aug-11 13:59:05

I wouldn't worry too much, PCOS doesn't affect te risk of miscarriage as far as I know... I have PCOS, endometriosis and severe scarring/adhesions from surgery and I'm now 21 weeks pregnant against all odds!!

They may refer you for an early scan But it won't be worth it yet - far too early to be able to see anything. You're better off going at 8/9 weeks when a heartbeat should be visible - how positive are you on your dates?

Ria x

lucysnowe Sun 21-Aug-11 14:21:59

Hi LIG

check out the thread I started here:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/miscarriage/909783-Miscarriage-and-PCOS

I got lots of really good answers there - basically there does seem to be some link possibly between PCOS and miscarriage but they're not entirely sure why. There's some evidence that taking metformin helps (I don't know if you can start taking it now, but you could ask). I also read somewhere that taking Clomid (which many PCOS ladies do) skews the results, which are inconclusive anyway, so I don't think you should worry too much. I have PCOS and went on to have a successful pregnancy (so far, anyway!) after a m/c at nine weeks - good luck with your pregnancy!

lolajane2009 Sun 21-Aug-11 14:34:02

I'm sure I have read that too and as someone who had a few miscarriages before with PCOS I know how heartbreaking it is. There is very little you can do to stop a miscarriage as far as I know and from what I can gather it could be down to hormones.
Tbh, as someone who was told due to my PCOS that I would never conceive and is now 36 weeks pregnant I have little to no confidence in so called 'experts'.

LIG1979 Sun 21-Aug-11 15:15:25

Cheers everyone.

It is rubbish how little they know about this. There does seem to be a link as I read it online and my PCOS handbook mentions it but there doesn't seem to be anything concrete.

I doubt they would prescribe me metmorfin as they are saying that my PCOS is mild. I am going to try and stick to my low-GI diet and try not to stress too much over the next few months. For now I am trying to avoid the Dr's and midwives so it doesn't seem real yet - they told me at the fertility clinic that i could have a reassurance scan at 8 weeks - seems so long away.

Good to hear your sucess stories! I'm keeping my fingers crossed this one sticks. x

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