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Best Ways To Get Pregnant With Pcos
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
Several ideas: Sometimes all it takes is treating with metformin a diabetes medicine that helps pcos ovulate sometimes you need to add Clomid (clomiphene) to make it happen sometimes careful management of ovulation with special meds is needed to time things properly especially if IUI is used. ...Read more
I have pcos I want to get pregnant wats the best way to help me get pregnant as soon as possible ?
Several options: If you have PCOS, there are several approaches. We find that attention to metabolic health is the most effective treatment. This means using a low carb high fat nutritional approach. Look up LCHF. In addition we utilize metformin and birth control pill ovarian suppression. This total approach should be for 6-12 weeks prior to ovulation treatment with an oral drug like Letrozole or clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more
Want a baby girl?: There is no method that guarantees the gender of your baby. These are old wives tales. Essentially you have a 50:50 chance of having a female baby. If you are not okay with these odds, and really don't want a boy, then I suggest holding off on becoming pregnant until you are happy with either of these options. ...Read more
Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of fertility medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but its considered medically inappropriate to administer fertility medicines purely for the purpose of conceiving multiples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovulation induction: Most women with pcos do not ovulate regularly. The expedient way to achieve conception is with ovulation inducing medication. Weight loss is also effective at restoring ovulation, as is surgical treatment of the ovaries. See you doctor for a discussion of your options. ...Read more
It's tough!: This is very hard on everyone, no doubt. For those still actively trying make sure you are working with a doctor who is expert in fertility and you can communicate well with; whether still trying or for those who've stopped, professional counselors who have knowledge of the field can help a great deal - as can support from family, loved ones, friends, clergy, etc... good wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to get pregnant with not a normal period, how high are my chances? And tips are trying to get pregnant, thank you.
Basal thermometer: There are other ways to know when you are ovulating. Menstrual period is usually just the most common and easiest. Get a basal thermometer. Then chart your body temp from 1 period to the next. Also note the presence and thickness of your vaginal fluid/mucus. This will give you pretty good idea of when you're ovulating and you can plan intercourse accordingly. ...Read more
Topicals: Topical benzoyl peroxide, perhaps with added topical clindamycin, is safe. You can't take oral tetracycline, period. I would be reluctant to use spironolactone even topically because of its hormonal effects. You'll also want to avoid retinoic acid derivatives even topically. Let your physician know. ...Read more
I'm trying to get pregnant, what's the best way to concive and how do I make my body as healthy as possible for conception?
Sex on fertile days: With a 28-day cycle, ovulation happens around day 14. That is day 14 counting from the beginning of a period (the first day of bleeding is day 1). That is also known as 14 days after lmp, which means last menstrual period. If wanting a baby, start having sex twice a day on day 11, for a full 6 days... And enjoy those days, without thinking about pregnancy, babies or anything related to cycles. ...Read more
I've been trying to get pregnant for a while so what's the best way to get pregnant with an irregular period?
Or...: The prior answers will get you started in the right direction, for sure. On the other hand, if 'a while' means a year, seeing a fertility doctor or an obg is in order. Most all fertility specialists would be glad to help/advise you by the way, even if you've not yet tried for a year. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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