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Ok, heres the deal... Do not judge me for my age, that is not my question. I am 17 years old. I have a fiance who i have been dating for 3 years. He is in his 2nd year of a very good college for mechanical engineering. I am still in high school but already we have our own house that has is being paid for by my mom [ its small but a 3 bedroom and in a nice neighborhood] The reason my mom is paying for my house rite now is because when my parents got divorced they put in the divorce papers that my mom pays for my housing when im in college and my dad pays for 3/4 of college tuition... so yea this house is considered my dorm for college beacuse the payment evenr month is actually less than college dorm fees... when i graduate i have to pay for the rest of the house... i have a good amount of money in the bank from working since i was 13 and money my mom has saved for me since i was little and some from a grandparent that passed... i have my own car that is payed off and my fiance has a good job and will be making $60,000 out of college in 2 years... We are planning on trying for a baby next spring when i will be 18 1/2 and he will be almost 20 ... this is OUR decision... i do know how hard rasing a baby is because i have been there.. up all night when there sick and not being able to go out with friends... i pretty much raised my twin nephews my sister abandoned when they were only 6 months old. i also know IT WILL be harder than that because even then i didnt have to worry about the money sitution or going through the pregnancy and my mom was obviously there to help... My fiance and I have discussed this many times and feel this is what we want and fits us as a couple.

Just wanted to give you some background info before i asked my question... But also I have PCOS [ polycystic ovarian syndrom]
I was wondering what complications this could cause, what i can do to prevent them, or if it will be better to have my children at a younger age since i know this condition can cause infertility. Also... with the information provided, if there is any other responsiblities/ sacrifices i have forgot about or not considerd that u can help me with since I am young and by all means DO NOT want to make the wrong choice....
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replied April 2nd, 2008
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You should go see your doctor to discuss your PCOS with him. There are steps women can take with PCOS to try to get pregnant.
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replied April 2nd, 2008
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Thanks.. yea i am on some meds for other PCOS complications, but i feel i need a new doctor... most of the time, I TELL HIM WHAT MEDS TO PERSCRIBE ME! he doesnt know of many meds at all and i usualy research them online and they tell him "hey i herd of this med for this" and he just gives me a perscription... but its annoying, im going to a doctor to skip the diagnosing myself part...

I just want to stay away from the meds that give you higher chances of multiples...
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replied April 2nd, 2008
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well if it makes you feel more positive, I have pcos, I was diagnosed at 14, and I'm pregnant, and I'm only 19. It was the first time I had sex with my boyfriend that I got pregnant. So it might not be too hard, it depends, though I also don't have cysts on my ovaries so , I don't know what yours is like. But * got pregnant and the fact that your so young will work in your favor.
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replied April 3rd, 2008
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Thanks Butterfly!!! That did give me hope and yes the doctor said as I get older infertility will be more likely, Ive herd age will work in my favor many times, thats one of the reasons my fiance and I have planned on having a baby so young...at least one... and we want to wait to have or 2nd when our first is in kindergarten or first grade... and by that time IF i am having problems getting pregnant, then we will have the money to either adopt or do some dor of in-vitro...
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replied April 3rd, 2008
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ohhh and also... anyone know of any complications PCOS causes while pregnant??

my doc said 50% of women with PCOS develop diabetes by time they are 40 [and its veryy common to get early with PCOS too!]... so does this mean i have a higher risk of gestational diabetes?
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replied April 3rd, 2008
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oh wow I didnt know that about the diabetes. I hope I don't. Well i'm 7 weeks as of today!! So seeing as how your even younger then me, i think you have a good chance, I'm worried that if I ever try fora second one in the future I wont be able to without going bankrupt.
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replied April 3rd, 2008
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yea me too, but i feel at least me and mi fiance will have one of our own, naturally... ill be happy with that...
yea i take meds now to keep my blood sugar level and reduse my chance for diabetes
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replied April 4th, 2008
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Yeah I totally understand that. I've known a lot of people who had to take drugs to get pregnant. My sister has pcos and she's 24 years old, and practically sterile. She's been doing fertility treatments for over a year, and has yet to get pregnant. So, I actually don't mind being as young as I am. And I see your point and don't think theres anything wrong with wanting a baby at 187, especially in our situation. pcos sucks to have.
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replied April 4th, 2008
Hi There,

There is abook entitled PCOS and Your Fertility by Colette Harris and Theresa Cheung (ISBN: 1-4019-0293-6) that you might find useful.

It gives you some things you can do to boost your fertility (non-drugs) and also tells you about the medical options. It also goes into the risks and complications and what you can do to minimise them.

Best wishes,

Heather
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replied April 4th, 2008
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Thanks so much girlies! Thanks for the support...

And to make the situation a little better about being so young and a mom... we talked to the university [I will be going to the same college as my fiance] and they informed us that we can work out our class schedules so that both of us do not have class at the same times, so we will not need someone to babysit the baby... thats my biggest fear is leaving my child with a babysitter unless its like my mom, which im going to be living about 2000 miles from my mom lol and his mom is not happy about him marrying me in the first place [ because im not baptisti and not 100% puerto rican like him, and I born or raised in Puerto Rico] =[ ugh mother in laws lol
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Thanks so much girlies! Thanks for the support...

And to make the situation a little better about being so young and a mom... we talked to the university [I will be going to the same college as my fiance] and they informed us that we can work out our class schedules so that both of us do not have class at the same times, so we will not need someone to babysit the baby... thats my biggest fear is leaving my child with a babysitter unless its like my mom, which im going to be living about 2000 miles from my mom lol and his mom is not happy about him marrying me in the first place [ because im not baptist and not 100% puerto rican like him, and I born or raised in Puerto Rico] =[ ugh mother in laws lol
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replied January 26th, 2009
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hi i,m syeda i never got periods and i,m 28 and i have one son from ivf and i have pcos my doctor suggest me to go with the hormone therapy but i dont want any side affects so i,m not taking any medicine and i am fine but if somebody wants a kids but have pcos so go ahead with ivf only because other infertility meds not going to work on you being there done that.
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