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Pregnant naturally but suffer with PCOS???

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Rish55 Tue 02-Dec-14 10:14:53


I found out end of 2012 that I had PCOS, they could not at the time give me any treatment as I was overweight, so I needed to bring my weight down. My periods were very irregular.

I got serious & started a diet plan Aug of this year, periods instantly became very regular, lost 12kg to date, & then 2weeks ago had pregnancy scans, & found out I am now pregnant.

I became pregnant without the help of infatility treatment/medicine.

I'm 5wk+3 today, but what I want to find out is as I suffer from PCOS & am pregnant am I meant to be having more regular scans/check ups due to being high risk of MC?

If so, who do I speak to about this, as my doctor did not advice anything about it, but something I read on the Internet.

Thank you on advance x

Teeste Tue 02-Dec-14 10:41:37

Hi Rish,

Congrats! I have PCOS, am currently 11+6 with my second (natural) pregnancy, first child. I had an MC back in April. All the medical staff told me that PCOS putting you at higher risk of MC is not true or not proven, so IME they don't do anything in particular. Even after an MC, I haven't been given any special treatment or extra scans or anything. They can't do anything much about it anyway, unfortunately. Speak to your GP if you're worried. Just try to relax, even though it's far easier said than done! Fingers crossed for you anyway smile

MumToBe2015R Tue 02-Dec-14 11:01:27

Thank You Teeste for your reply.

Congratulations to you too!! Hope all goes well for you Hun x

Is there certain things that we should do/eat as we have PCOS?


woodwaj Tue 02-Dec-14 12:10:50

Hi! 30 weeks preg with No.1 fertility doc gave me an early scan at 6 weeks but im classed as low risk and have had nothing extra appointment wise! Good luck x

dayspringjubilee Tue 02-Dec-14 12:58:54

I have PCOS as well - had some treatments through fertility clinic, eg clomid, and was pre-IVF when I fell pregnant naturally. I've had a very easy pregnancy and am classed as low-risk. I think the main effect PCOS has had (besides 4+ years of TTC) is that, with my irregular periods, we can't be sure of conception/due date. I suspect we conceived about 5 days before the estimate.

MumToBe2015R Tue 02-Dec-14 14:32:36

Thank you for your replies. Has made me feel much better knowing people have had positive pregnancies & it's not all negative xx

LIG1979 Tue 02-Dec-14 18:25:49

Pcos can mean that you are at higher risk of gestational diabetes so I had the full lucozade test despite not having the other risk factors. I continued to eat low gi (after the morning sickness cleared) and didn't get gd.

I was told that there was no higher risk of mc by the doctor (but I did have 2 before having dd) so not sure I believe her.

LIG1979 Tue 02-Dec-14 18:26:11

Oh and congratulations!

MumToBe2015R Tue 02-Dec-14 23:24:42

Thank you LIG1979 x

boatrace30 Wed 03-Dec-14 06:40:23

Also have PCOS and conceived naturally. They have classed me as low risk and seem completely uninterested in it whenever I mention it.

mrsannekins Wed 03-Dec-14 08:31:33

Me too. Am currently 24+1 into my second pregnancy (both conceived naturally to my surprise). I have to do a glucose tolerance test at 28 weeks as there is a higher risk of gestational diabetes and see an obstetric consultant once, but other than that, they weren't at all interested in the PCOS.

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