Friday, March 4, 2011

Miscarriage and PCOS

So since the other day, I've been doing a lot of reading on PCOS. And the miscarriage statistics are still the main thing that are jumping out at me. I see 40% listed as the miscarriage rate for women with PCOS. Forty percent. The "normal" miscarriage rate is 15-20%. So if you are diagnosed with PCOS, you are twice as likely to have a miscarriage if you're lucky enough to get pregnant. And getting pregnant can be easy for some, but for others it requires medical assistance. How much assistance depends on the person. It could be as simple as taking clomid, or as complicated and expensive as IVF (see the references for common fertility treatments). There's no guarantee that anything will work.

We are open to adoption. I have absolutely no problem with it, and would like to adopt as well as have biological children. It's having the option to have biological children possibly taken away that seems the most painful. I know there are a lot of children that need good homes, which is why I think adoption is wonderful. But I want to also have biological children. I hope that is an option for us. I have to have hope.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Well, here goes.

Who would have thought, eh? Well no one goes "Gee, I think I want PCOS, that sounds like a great time!", but I had no idea that this would happen to me.

I'm 25. Living with my soul mate and our fur babies. We plan on having human babies. And now it seems that it might not be quite as easy as we were hoping.

My diagnosis came yesterday. I knew something was wrong with me, as we have been NTNP (not trying/not preventing) for over a year with no results. I may have had a chemical a few months ago, but it was hard to tell with the tests I had. Other than that, nothing.

At least my doctor said that she will do clomid as soon as we are ready to start actively trying again, and her clinic does IUI and IVF if it comes down to that.

Why didn't they take my blood? Why didn't they do more of a work up? I'm so confused. Do I need to be on Metformin? I see that drug name everywhere I go that has PCOS mentioned in it. Will it help me? It seems to help keep women from having miscarriages AS frequently. The miscarriage statistics break my heart. They just break my heart.