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i was wondering if there's any other women on here struggling to get pregnant? me and my partner have been trying for a 18 month now to have a child and every month were dissapointed were doing everything possible to have a child but we cant. i was diagnosed with PCOS a few month ago but it feels like its a never ending battle. im getting depressed over not being able to give my partner a family its horrible! is there anybody in the same situation on here i could talk to???? thank you xx
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replied February 21st, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is not impossible to get pregnant while having PCOS. It can be challenging and take time to get pregnant. PCOS usually responds to treatment with insulin modifiers as most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance. Consider discussing with your treating doctor/gynecologist about getting started on these along with hormonal contraceptives for better control of PCOS and for regularization of periods. Once the PCOS is under control, ovulation inducers would be started to help you have more than 1 egg getting matured to increase chances of pregnancy. If you have been trying for pregnancy (for more than a year) and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. If you are trying for pregnancy, monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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replied February 25th, 2012
thank you very much! our doctor refused to see us until it had been 18 month of trying with no success so i have an appointment with my doctor on the 8th of march for blood tests and investigation and im also being reffered to a fertillity clinic i think im going to be getting chlomid? my partner has already had his sperm count done and he's extremelly fertile so it must be me. what tests would i expect going to a fertillity clinic do you know?
thank you so much for your advice Smile x
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replied March 3rd, 2012
Have you tried an advanced ovulation monitor?
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with fertility/ovulation monitors before and could comment on how successful or useful they are in trying to conceive?

I have heard of a UK/European based ovulation monitor that takes 20,000 temperature measurements a day, is very small and discrete and worn under the arm, and there's no need to manually chart out the temperatures as all the data is wirelessly transmitted to a group of fertility experts - who advise you on when the best time to conceive is.

In a recent study I read, 242 women were tested using only this ovulation monitor and they had similar pregnancy rates to those undergoing IVF at 1/10th the cost. Do you think insurance companies in the US would cover such a medical device?

Any comments would be most welcomed!

Matty
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replied March 3rd, 2012
sorry i cant help you at all there, but i know there's a few home ones you can do that help but i cant use them as im not regular. your best bet would be to ask your gp Smile hope you get the result you want x
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replied March 11th, 2012
hey tonii, I'm also struggling to concieve from last almost 12 months, and it's sooooo frustrating. The expert opinions do nothing to ease up the mental and emotional struggle you're going through. You need to share your feelings with someone who is also undergoing the same difficulty.Be a pillar of support to each other.If you want to talk about it ,I'd be more than happy to litsen and offer my support as someone going through the same...
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replied August 1st, 2012
I am also going through this. I am 34 years old and I have been trying for 2 years and still cant get pregnant. It is extremely frustrating when my period comes every month. All my life i dreamt of having a child. It is also very depressing, especially when everyone around me is having babies. It just sucks.
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replied May 16th, 2013
I can totally relate with you. We have been trying for the past 6 years but still no baby. I'm turning 40 this year and were still hoping and praying to finally get pregnant. I get depressed each time a friend is on the family way. I dread the days when i get my period when all i can hope for is to be pregnant. It leaves me in pain or more so in agony.
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replied August 14th, 2012
Late periods
Hi I have been trying to conceive for over 6 years now, we tried IVF unsuccessfully I am now 42 so I'm running out of time. I am late every other month sometimes up to 2 weeks at a time wondering if i'm approaching the menopause. I am also a diabetic could that cause the lateness?
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replied June 13th, 2013
Hi, I've been trying to get pregnant for almost 4 years now, I'm only 22 I have a long life ahead my and my fianc is stable and we are going to be together, I want to start my family now.
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