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PCOS and pregnancy?

By Anonymous March 26, 2015 - 9:31am
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Hi I'm a 19 year old female I weigh about 58kgs, my weight always changes between 57-62 nothing higher. I've had a sexual relationship for about 4 years and it is always unprotected about 3 times a week, I have been diagnosed with PCOS 1 year ago , although I have never fallen pregnant, my fiance always pulls out when he is about to reach orgasm. When It comes to me, I am skinny, I do have hair on my face like sideburns which I get removed by laser, my periods are always regular maybe 1 day early or 1 day late every month, but I still have a PCOS. When I browse the Internet I always see there PCOS is infertility in women. I have called up a few places to check if I can fall pregnant and to see how fertile I am. But no one gives me a proper answer, they always say 'we can only help you if you are trying for a baby, not if you want to see how fertile you are.' I'm not trying for a baby yet but I would want to know how fertile I am, because I know I'm risking my chances with unprotected sex, but at the same time I have never fallen pregnant so I'm guessing it's very difficult for me to fall pregnant. Please help me with my questions I'm getting worried and stressed thinking I might not be fertile since I'm not falling pregnant.

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We finally got a BFP after 7 months of trying.
I am 29, Dh is 32. I have slight PCOS but am not over weight. I am a chronic spotter, often spotting for up to 7 days before AF and several days after. My periods have always been irregular and my doctor suspected that I wasn't ovulating. I tried using the Ovulation LH tests for a few months but I kept getting numerous positives so I don't think they were working for me (apparently common with PCOS)
My doctor prescribed me Metformin after 3 months of trying and I only took 500mg per day for a couple of months but could not build up to the 1500mg because it was making me so sick. So, after 6 months of failed trying I decide to follow the Getting Pregnant Plan . I decided to give it one last shot using every method I could do. And low and behold, the morning of the appointment I did a test and it was positive!

April 8, 2015 - 12:37am

Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Due to hormone imbalance, women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have a set of symptoms they experience, one of which is trouble getting pregnant.  

The fact that you have not fallen pregnant may not completely fall on PCOS.  You indicated your fiance pulls out before he has an orgasm.  

Until you are ready to start a family, determining how fertile you are will be challenging.  However when and if you do decide, there are fertility treatments and options available.

The good news is,  there is a way to track how fertile you are on your own.  But again, with out being ready to become pregnant it will be limiting.

Fertility Charting with PCOS

I hope this helps.

Be well,


March 26, 2015 - 2:32pm
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