PCOS PREGNANCY

PCOS & Pregnancy


Needing some thoughts/opinions on the shots for pregnancy! We’ve done 6 unsuccessful rounds of Clomid and 3 unsuccessful rounds of Femara. My body didn’t respond to either of these. My specialist says we should move to shots next and I’m worried they won’t work! Did anyone else not respond to oral medication and have success with the shots? Any info would be appreciated! Thanks!

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  • I actually responded to another person last night with my story.
    Me! I did 7m of Clomid from Dec 2014-June 2015. In June 2015 I was sent to a Fertility specialist. My options based on steps & lowest cost to highest cost were to try Letrozole. Similar to Clomid, but stronger. I did 2 rounds of Letrozole (June & July). Started those at a higher dose. Did not work so we moved on to injectable hormones. Along with cycle monitoring (blood work & Ultrasounds to monitor follicles). They usually only do 4 rounds of this with either timed sex or IUI. If those do not work then next step is IVF. I did my first round of injectables with timed sex in Aug 2015. Did not succeed. We decided that next round Sept 2015 we would do injectables/cycle monitoring again & IUI. Did my IUI on Oct 3, 2015 & did the dreaded 2 week wait. Couldn’t test at home because of the possibility of a false positive. (Used ovidrel injectable to force . This is pretty much HCG) on Oct 15 I went for my blood test & low & behold I was pregnant! Successfully had a baby boy named Mason on June 27, 2016 โ˜บ
  • This is my beautiful baby boy
  • Thank you so much for sharing your story! It most definitely gives me some guidance and hope! We see a great specialist at the Boston IVF so I’m quite hopeful all will turn out well but there is always that chance it won’t! You’re little one is adorable!! Congrats! I know how frustrating and heartbreaking his can all be at times! โค
  • Thank you. Yes, just don’t ever lose hope. It physically & emotionally takes a toll on both you & your significant other. We were ready to call it quits if my last round didn’t work. Sending you lots of baby dust!
  • Thank you.

Ranting and I apologize. A little bit of tmi too. I feel like such a failure. My husband (29) and I (23) are newlyweds. We got married on 10/09/16. But have been TTC for over a year (no judgement please). We found out exactly 10 days after we got married that I have PCOS. My OBGYN put me on Metformin and I have been on it since,10/19/16. I had a AF 2 weeks after that (10/30/16), which lasted a week of extremely heavy, clotting, and some painful cramps. I was so exited when 2 weeks ago my OPK was finally positive. I TRIED SO HARD not to get my hopes up but I did (darn AF and pregnancy symptoms being the same). I took a HTC test yesterday morning which was negative. I am so frustrated that another month has gone by with no positive HTC. We have been TTC for over a year now. When will this end?

  • It happens when you stop worrying about it and when you least expect it to happen. Enjoy your marriage and try not to stress about it. Nothing can grow in a stressful environment. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was the same way. I, in some ways, gave up on trying to conceive and when I stopped stressing and worrying and testing I found out I was pregnant. I’m now 35 weeks pregnant with a girl. It can happen, just relax, enjoy the practice of conception.
  • And no I was not on any medication for pcos. I got pregnant naturally.
  • Idk. I conceived my daughter naturally but we’ve been trying for 26 months now with no luck. Baby dust. Eventually you just expect the negatives and keep going with your life. When you stop worrying about it it’ll happen they say. Idk ๐Ÿ˜ but I guess for me it’s different cuz I already have a kid we worked so hard for in the first place. She’s our miracle. But it’s a lot harder this time around. Emotionally. I can’t even look at my daughters past baby photos without crying my eyes out. Baby dust to you. Hoping you get a little miracle as well
  • Been trying with my husband since we got married in August 2012, so it’s been about 4 years and 4 months now for us. I was on bc and metformin for a year and just went off both in July. My doctor said give it 6 months and if I’m not pregnant to come back. January will be 6 months so I’m seeing some sort of fertility aid in the near future. Stay strong and be positive though. It may be an uphill battle but have hope.
  • Hubby and I have been trying for 2 and a half years, just started metformin this cycle.
  • 8 Years here and still trying to be hopeful but it is so hard. Just started on metformin and found out I had PCOS about a month ago ๐Ÿ˜ญ it will happen for you
  • I’m sorry but I absolutely hate when people just say “relax” and it will happen. Because that is not necessarily true for everyone. It is possible that you could need more intervention with meds to be able to conceive. Bur just give it a little more time and if nothing happens try the next option. It took us 9 rounds of meds, 6 failed iuis, and 3 years before our first round of ivf was successful. I’m not telling you that to discourage you but just relaxing is not always enough and you could need more help from the doctors. Just don’t give up. I’m 37 weeks tomorrow and There was a point I thought it was hopeless. Good luck!
  • Why hate some advice that did not work for you? It may or may not work for her,if she needs further treatment or whatever it takes, then by all means do what you have to do. I’m happy for people being able to conceive that want to conceive no matter the measures they take to do so.
  • Because usually with an underlying medical condition like pcos, endo, sperm issues what ever it may be, medical treatment is necessary and telling someone they just need to relax and let it happen is misleading and not usually effective.
  • It worked for
    Me and I indeed have pcos. But whatever. Sorry it didn’t work for you and you seem upset that you had to take extra measures. Not my fault. Good day ma’am.
  • And I also mentioned that IF other measures had to be taken then by all means take them because that’s what I would do to become a mom. I guess you missed that part though.
  • Please get tested for insulin issues before continuing metformin. It’s only INTENDED as an insulin sensitizer NOT a fertility medicine.
  • As Emily said, if you were just given Metformin without proper testing, nothing good will come of it. You’ll get the side effects (which btw are not fun), but no benefits. And it’s dangerous to take a drug you aren’t needing.
    The only reason it helps with PCOS patients is because a lot of us — not all, but a lot — have insulin resistance. So if you DO have IR, and take it, it may help with your because insulin tends to take lead with hormones. If it’s out of whack, other hormones will be, too. Get your insulin under control, your other hormones may balance out.
    It is not intended as a fertility drug. It’s not a cure-all for PCOS. So please make sure your doctor isn’t putting you at risk by taking something you may not need.
  • What Emily and Brandi said ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸปAlso, OPKs aren’t the most reliable for those of us with PCOS (I believe it says so on the box) — maybe try BBT, you may have better luck with that.
  • Get a Clear Plan Easy Fertility Monitor and test sticks off Amazon and stop using worthless ovulation tests. Better for us gals with PCOS…much more accurate!!!!
  • My ex husband and i tried before we got married in 2005. We went through fertility treatments and was told I’d never have a child on my own. We miscarried in January 2006. Found out i was pregnant in April 2009 after being on Metformin and losing weight. He’s now 7. Then in 2015 i had my last son. There is hope! Don’t feel discouraged.
  • I needed the inspirational stories as well to continue to have hope. Thank you ladies.
  • it took me and my husband 3 years of actively trying (though many years before that of not preventing) and 2 miscarriages until we got our miracle baby this year in feb.. shes now 10months old and im currently 15 weeks pregnant. hang in there hun try not to let it consume you (easier said then done) xx
  • 14yrs trying here an still not giving up! Oh i want to but i want my baby in my arms so much more.
  • Feeling the same way today and am also 23. Nothing to do but keep your head up and keep working towards our goal.

When I will get pregnant? So embarrassingย 

  • I’m trying for 3 years… Same here sis.
  • My first one is 12 yrs and my second one is 1 don’t lose hope miracles do exist. โ™ก
  • Count me hear 7 yers and i have soo much hope in the lord so just cntnue waiting the lord.

Anyone else’s jealsouly just gone way past that now and all you feel is just hurt and heart broken and a little bit angry when you hear someone else is pregnant. Is that just me? A friend is 2 months pregnant after a month of having a “clean out” as they had to end the pregnancy cause it was in her tube. Don’t get me wrong I am so so Damn happy for her, she deserves this. Just sent me a vid of the babies heart beat and I’m broke .. I just can’t no more. I have no home of my own no more, no job ..litrally no hope. ๐Ÿ˜ญ hurting so bad as I have to pay for the ivf or IUI anyways due to me being with a girl. NO IDEA HOW I AM GONNA GET THOUGH TONIGHT.

  • I went through a spurt where every time I logged on to Facebook I swear there was a new pregnancy announcement. I would just burst into tears and start yelling at my husband about how they weren’t even trying and they didn’t deserve it like we did. But I just started thinking about how I would feel if people were like that to me. Not legitimately happy for me.. I would be heartbroken.
    I did renew my faith and I did learn to actually be happy for people. I started feeling such joy as if I had found out my sister was pregnant or something.
    Well, I feel like that was the turning point for me.
    I am now 5 weeks 4 days along. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

I’m curious if any of you who are not pregnant ever feel random fluttering in your abdomen? I feel like I’m going crazy since I’ve felt it a lot lately. Can anyone share some insight?

    • Like gas?
    • Not like gas at all
    • Mine are like muscle spasms or sonething. They can ve felt by others and some times seen. Its soooo creepy
    • I agree with you! Almost like little kick or thumping. It’s hard to describe but I know you’ve felt it too.
    • I’ve had that happen and it’s a pretty cool feeling. Nothing like those first flutters of a new baby, though.
    • I have no kids but i feel it all the time, i cant wait til its a baby in there moving around
    • Me! I feel it these past few days. It felt like a quick sharp or like small pinching in my abdomen. My period will be on Dec 13
    • Yes I get this a lot. Definitely not pregnant but at times it feels like I’m being kicked!

Update I’m 12 weeks one day pregnant. Yesterday I was in the emergency room due to dizziness and nausea and almost vomiting had a really bad headache that was lasting for nearly 24 hours and wouldn’t go away with Tylenol. When they first took my vitals my blood pressure was 139/80 which was a little high then they made me pee in a cup and my pee was a dark yellow. They hooked me up to an IV and had me lie down then they took my blood pressure again and it dropped to 113/65 my issue was dehydration and pregnant. But me and baby are fine we are both doing well.

  • Carry around a big water bottle to keep track of your water in take. I have a 24 oz bottle I carry with me to keep hydrated.
  • It really helped me and reduced my headaches I was getting a lot at work.
  • Ginger tea in the morning for headaches gas nausea.
  • Its pretty common for women to get dehydrated especially when they didn’t know they were pregnant. just make sure you drink lots of water and gatorade!

When you log onto Facebook and you see 3 post of couples that have just had a baby and then you see 2 new post of couples that’s have announced that they are pregnant, and then you have people who are posting about their baby bumps or gender reveals….and here I am just sitting here feeling sorry for my self and jealous of all the people who have or are having children. I know that it is not up to me but up to God…but I still feel like I have failed to be a woman. Sorry for just a depressing comment…I just had to vent. Feel free to delete if admin wants.

  • Right there with you.
  • Same! your not alone !!!
  • My best friend face timed me to tell me her and her husband are pregnant and I couldn’t even hide how sad I was. Everyone has their bundle of happiness brought to them on a silver platter of good genetics and we are here working against odds in hopes of being that happy. I’m sorry but if we have to diet and do all sorts of crazy things they should have to atleast take a “fit parent” test.
  • My sister did the same thing to me after she lied and told me they weren’t trying. I cried for 6 weeks.
  • This is why I’ve unfollowed almost everyone on Facebook with babies and/or a uterus. Would delete Facebook if I didn’t need this group to help me cope and also so I can be around other people that know what I’m going through. Sigh.
  • I’m not trying . But my friend is do pregnant from some guy she hooked up with her dating site. She said to me a few months it’s not the end of the world if you don’t have kids s. Thinking about ending the friendship. Can’t deal with her shit no more . And she’s not divorced yet. My party girl cousin I like to call her a hoodrat is pregnant too. I literally had to comment on one of her posts with her and her baby daddy fighting. Told them they need to grow the fuck up and deal with it or get fixed .
  • It piss me off caues I will most likely have a a hard time too .
  • When I want to start trying for kids.
  • I go through phases with fb because sometimes all the families and babies and pregnancy pictures just make me cry. Thank God for groups like this.
  • Same here.
  • Tell me about it i feel the same xx
  • You are right dear. It’s all up to God. It will happen some day. I was right where you are some years back. God surprised me. I wish you strength. It’s not easy waiting.
  • Loose weight…eat healthy…n u wii sure become pregnant soon…best of luck…be positive.
  • Jealously is a natural feeling. It’s a process youre going to go through. I love hearing others falling pregnant, however when I see females pregnant with kids already, and they haven’t the care of those kids. For whatever reason, that boils me. It’s stupid because they have their reasons but it’s sad because they are so infertile! I wish you all the best Hun.
  • This is me every day ๐Ÿ˜ž I have broken down in the middle of stores just at the sight of little babies.
  • I know how you feel, your not alone, I have wanted to be a mom at age 13, no luck got the best husband going on 16 years but only have my furry baby I love him so much he is my baby. The bad thing is that I have not had a menstrual cycle in going on 13 years so I don’t ovulate so my dreams of being a mother will not come true, the only thing they have found so far out of everything we tried to make me have a cycle and ovulation it actually stops my ovulation but it makes me have a menstrual cycle is birth control everything else was my Dr has trying has not even work so I’m at a loss here but I do send lots of baby dust to everybody and my God be with each and everyone of us on our TTC Journey.
  • You are far from alone on feeling that way! I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 27, and my husband at the time left me a year and a half afterwards. We hadn’t done any fertility treatments yet, but after we got divorced obviously I wasn’t ttc anymore ๐Ÿ™ Then a few months after our divorce was final my ex got his 20 year old girlfriend pregnant. To say I was completely devastated was an understatement! Now I’m 38 and engaged to be married and very happy, but I still cry after I leave baby showers. I am happy for my friends when they tell me they’re expecting, but deep inside I wish it was me. It’s totally normal to feel the way you do
  • My ex husbands wife is pregnant. The other week I picked up Mr 5 and Mr 5 gave the wife a cuddle, then her tummy a kiss and a cuddle saying ‘bye Rosie (bubs alleged name) I love you’
  • Cut like a knife.
  • Facebook posts aren’t a true picture on life though. I had a baby this year and I don’t put up the parts about all the tough things that come with being a parent. I only post about the positive. You could spend your life wishing it away thinking someone else has it better than you when they might think you have it better than them.
  • Comparison is the killer of joy.
  • Yes you are not alone.

34 weeks pregnant with PCOS – please also note I’m in Australia so medicine names are different and so are brands.
I have had a cold since Monday, it started with a sore throat, which then led to the blocked an runny nose, now I’m at the chesty cough and I can’t deal with it. My chest is burning, everytime I cough I pee myself a little, I’m also throwing up from the phlegm in my chest.
Can someone please help me get rid of this cough/phlegm situation. I honestly feel like this is death and I can’t breathe properly.
How have you guys gotten rid of your coughs while pregnant.?

  • I’m not sure if safe while pregnant. I think so but i would defiently check first.
    But i would simmer a little eucalyptus in mostly water. Or same thing in a diffuser if you had one.
  • Eucalyptus is safe while pregnant (the last 5 weeks at work I’ve been cleaning sticky stuff off shelves with it) but I don’t own any. I’ll have to go and buy some.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I don’t have a diffuser.
  • I often use a pot to simmer as i said. Works well ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Steam & vicks!
  • I second this
  • If your coughing up phlegm maybe go to your doctor because it could be a chest infection. I’m in NZ & had a damn chest infection for my own wedding last weekend! Try Vicks on your chest, or on your feet & put socks on. You can use Sudafed but not the PE version too ๐Ÿ˜Š I haven’t tried this but apparently cutting an onion in half & putting it on your bedside drawer while you sleep helps too ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • ย I think it’s just all the extra snot that’s now in my chest. The lady who gave me the cold from work went through this 3 days ago. She told me the pattern and I’ve stuck to it, so I know I’m at the tail end of the sickness. I just can’t breathe properly and it’s making me throw up – that’s what I’m concerned about. Bubs doesn’t like me being sick at all. I know how you feel! I could handle feeling like there were razor blades in my throat, but when I couldn’t breathe properly my husband took me to the hospital – I was so worried about bubs so they used a doppler & all was fine, bubs was the same as yours! Didn’t like it a single bit
  • Tegan Storey I just called the maternity ward and spoke to a midwife and asked what I should do and she basically fobbed me off and said panadol and sleep. I said “when is it too much and I need to come in” and she replied with “it’s a GP situation not a hospital situation” I then followed with “even if I’m constantly throwing up, can’t breathe, my temperature is raised I’m still not to come in” and she said “no, not even for raised temperatures and shakes” which I think is a load of shit because a raised temperature is so harmful to a baby and if I have the shakes I’m getting worse. I’m asking because I feel like death and I’m trying to seek help instead of ignoring it. Yes I understand it’s a cold, but when is it too much that I need to see someone.?
  • If you need to go to hospital, then I say do it! I can’t believe your midwife! Mine ignored me, after 2 calls & 2 texts so I took myself in, then got in trouble because I should’ve told her! ๐Ÿ™„. If you have a raised temp, go in! They can’t turn you away, that could potentially be bad news for bubs & if your shaking that’s your body saying that you need help. Your midwife sounds like she’s trying to shake you off. It may just be a cold, but remember your a mumma & you need all the rest you can get for bubs & yourself! xx
  • Tegan Storey that’s the thing – I’m almost 35 weeks and was told at my last appointment that bubs is in position and ready to come out so expect it at anytime. Now I know they say that too a lot of people but to say to a heavily pregnant woman to not come in with a raised temp, that’s ridiculous.! I’m not a doctor but that’s putting bubs and myself at risk.
    I’m going to take my temperature, jump in the shower and then take it again. Try and get some sleep and see how I feel when I wake up.
    Bubs isn’t liking me being sick at all and doesn’t like me showering either which I find funny ๐Ÿ˜‚ as hubby and I both love showers.
    Thanks for all your help, I’ll keep you updated ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I hope your temp drops a little so you get some relief! Being sick & pregnant is awful, it takes your body so long to get back up to 100%! Keep me updated!
  • Tegan I’m from NZ too ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Another NZer! Hey Sarah ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • ย Haha yes ๐Ÿ˜Š are you pregnant?
  • I am! 20+2 ๐Ÿ˜Š are you?
  • Yup. 33 weeks 2 days. Is this your first? And do you know what you’re having?
  • Call your obgy hun, they would have something to give you If it’s this bad.
    My obgy would always tell me if I get really sick to call.
    Also up your vitamin C and zinc intake to help your immune
    Shit weather so I hope you get well soon ( Sydney)
  • I’m in Perth and it’s been sunny 20 degree days but the house is constantly cold as we have tiles and I’m just over it. Normally I take cold and flu tablets and 3 days later I’m fine. It’s been 6 days and I’m dying.
  • Options are pretty limited but obgy can give you antibiotics if your really bad, they’ll give you a lower dose for a shorter time so see your obgy sooner rather than later
  • Marcela Montenegro I just called the MFAU (maternity) unit at my hospital (I’m going public so I don’t have a OBGYN) and she basically just said to see my GP and take panadol. I even coughed and threw up while on the phone to her.
    She said even being pregnant and being sick with a cold – even if it’s the flu doesn’t require a trip to the hospital even if the shakes and burning up are present. Which honestly I would go into for, especially being pregnant.
  • Sleep and panadol is what she said and something called limsip.
    I thought you can’t take limsip and Panadol together, if you buy it ask the chemist
  • Says see your doctor if pregnant.
  • Do you have a good gp you can see?
    Or wait a little and try calling back and hopefully a different midwife answers the phone and is more helpful.
  • Marcela Montenegro my GP only works mon/wed/fri and I don’t feel well enough to drive to see someone else. Hubby is at work and well in laws around me don’t have a licence, or a car or will even bother to help me because they are too concerned with their own lives and helping others when all we do is help them (haha a little rant)
    And my parents and family are an hour drive away and that’s a bit too far to call to go to a chemist.
    I might have a warm shower, try and sleep and see how I feel when I wake up.
    Thanks for all your help.
  • My OBGYN hasme taking Mucinex (Guaifenesin) 1200mg Extended Release. I’ve had a terrible cough for over a month. It’s an extectorant, so its helping me cough up the phelgm. Also, Flonase has helped the nasal congestion.
  • Breathe steam it helps a lot!
  • Fellow aussie! Definitely try steam and a eucalyptus based lozenge/cream (like Vic’s). Also speak to the pharmacist, they’ll be able to tell you what is and isn’t safe during pregnancy. I’m pretty sure some cold and flu medications are safe but don’t quote me on that. There will at least be a cough medicine for you
  • Try putting vicks on your feet and socks over them, dont know how it works but worked for me.
  • I live in New Zealand. I’ve had pneumonia and a cold/chest/ear infection since about 19 weeks (currently 33 weeks).
    Anyway, mucinex is safe. Vic’s for your chest. Panadol. Hot lemon honey drinks. And if it’s gone on for longer than a week-week and a half or you’re having trouble breathing, go to your doctor.
  • Hi hun. i would reccomend you go to the hospital. if its affecting your breathing you may need antibiotics. if you dont believe its too bad pls go see your gp. u can usually take antibiotics while pregnant with the guidance of your doctor.

Has anyone else used the genetic test called panorama test?

  • I’ve done the harmony test which I think is almost the same? It’s genetic testing done between 10-12weeks. I’m in Australia so could just be named differently.
  • I did. All came back good for me and they told me I was having a boy. Everything was right. โ˜บ
  • I did.

I AM SO SAD
FEEL LIKE I CAN’T ENJOY ME BEING PREGO
15-4 DAYS.
I BROKE NEWS 2 CLOSEST FAMILY THAT WE ARE HAVING A BABY BOY. AND MY SO JUST TOLD ME HE DON’T WANT 2 GET 2 EXCITED… ๐Ÿ™ I SEE HIS HAPPY EVERYTIME WE CHECK ON . BABY… BUT I just asked him … your sister is asking me what we going 2 name baby and his response is I think it’s 2 soon …fpr us 2 think about that .we never know what it will happen ๐Ÿ˜ญ


  • Honey we all react differently.
    Has he lost before?
    Tell him how you feel. Men get scared too.
    I’ve lost before and we named him. We all handle things differently.
  • No lost. This is our first pregnancy .
    And hoping and praying .
    That doesn’t happan
    Yes I talked 2 him about it .
    And how I feel 2.
    How far along was you when you lost your baby sorry 2 hear that ๐Ÿ™
    13w3d last year.
  • Sounds like me. I can’t get too happy after my miscarriage in Jan. I feel it’s going to go south anytime. I’m taking it day by day. No name chosen yet. I keep on praying for strength both physically & spiritually. I pray every day to St. Gerard. I hope to get over this fear soon & start enjoying my pregnancy. We are just starting off, we are 7w4d. Our 1st child is 15yrs old and our Angel who I lost at 11w in Jan. I would say, give him time. I need time.
  • Yes definitely is very hard .
    Specially after suffering miscarriages. I am very sorry for your loss and will be praying for you .(: ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ
  • I was exactly like this with my son. It’s because I was scared and nervous. It’s true you never know what could go wrong but even when you try not to think that way it can be hard..he may just be really nervous.
  • Yes is very nerve racking you didn’t suffer any losses ? I just hope and pray everything it turns out perfect and healthy little one!
  • I had a loss but that was very very early on like 5 weeks. I had that loss in December of 2015. Then conceived my son and he was born December 2016 and now I’m due with a baby girl in November of 2017 and everything looks good with her.
  • My husband was the same way. Now I’m 23 weeks and he is over the moon. We also had had 7 losses prior to this so he wanted to be extra careful
  • Oh my 7 looses i am very sorry .
    Was it and early pregnancy, did doctor figure out what was happening? Congrats on your bundle this is it for you.
  • I was the same way. 10 yrs ttc. And 2 miscarriages im 26 weeks now and barely at a point where im excited and we named our lil man. The anxiety of what may happen will never go away untill he is actually here safe and sound.
  • Yes hoping and praying for you but I know you made it girl . No worries enjoy rest of your pregnancy. I remember you told me you had a blood clot disorder which it was cause of your miscarriages. I promise you will have your baby in your arms healthy little one.
    Also where you misccary was it early miscarriage on first trimester . Or second trimester. What was your systems when that occur.
    So far I need 2 be on pelvic rest . And and have 2 be careful with my Placenta Previa.
  • My husband had gotten like that too after several losses…you have to teach him… No matter… No matter how many weeks… days… months… You celebrate your blessing… That is something I had to teach myself… Every day brings you closer… wishing you a beautiful pregnancy and birth

I AM SO SAD
FEEL LIKE I CAN’T ENJOY ME BEING PREGO
15-4 DAYS.
I BROKE NEWS 2 CLOSEST FAMILY THAT WE ARE HAVING A BABY BOY. AND MY SO JUST TOLD ME HE DON’T WANT 2 GET 2 EXCITED… ๐Ÿ™ I SEE HIS HAPPY EVERYTIME WE CHECK ON . BABY… BUT I just asked him … your sister is asking me what we going 2 name baby and his response is I think it’s 2 soon… Fpr us 2 think about that. We never know what it will happen ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Honey we all react differently.
    Has he lost before? Tell him how you feel. Men get scared too.
    I’ve lost before and we named him. We all handle things differently.
  • No lost. This is our first pregnancy. And hoping and praying. That doesn’t happen. Yes I talked 2 him about it. And how I feel 2. How far along was you when you lost your baby sorry 2 hear that:(
  • 13w3d last year
  • Sounds like me. I can’t get too happy after my miscarriage in Jan. I feel it’s going to go south anytime. I’m taking it day by day. No name chosen yet. I keep on praying for strength both physically & spiritually. I pray every day to St. Gerard. I hope to get over this fear soon & start enjoying my pregnancy. We are just starting off, we are 7w4d. Our 1st child is 15yrs old and our Angel who I lost at 11w in Jan. I would say, give him time. I need time.
  • Yes definitely is very hard. Specially after suffering miscarriages. I am very sorry for your loss and will be praying for you .(: ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ
  • I was exactly like this with my son. It’s because I was scared and nervous. It’s true you never know what could go wrong but even when you try not to think that way it can be hard..he may just be really nervous.
  • Yes is very nerve racking you didn’t suffer any losses ? I just hope and pray everything it turns out perfect and healthy little one!
  • I had a loss but that was very very early on like 5 weeks. I had that loss in December of 2015. Then conceived my son and he was born December 2016 and now I’m due with a baby girl in November of 2017 and everything looks good with her.
  • My husband was the same way. Now I’m 23 weeks and he is over the moon. We also had had 7 losses prior to this so he wanted to be extra careful.
  • Oh myy 7 looses i am very sorry. Was it and early pregnancy, did doctor figure out what was happening? Congrats on your bundle this is it for you.
  • Thank you. It was due to a thyroid issue as well as a clotting disorder and PCOS. All which my OBGYN refused to check me for when I brought up all the symptoms to him. All except the last were very early on. As soon as the line would turn blue I would start to bleed it felt like. Finally after the final loss and holding my baby in my hands I begged my doctor to send me to an infertility specialist. He did 47 viles of blood and and ran all these insane tests and found out the causes. I was put on metformin, and Lovenox and baby aspirin and I am now 23 weeks with my son.
    My husband said to me at one point after my last mc that the sound of heartbreak and devastation that I made when it happened is a sound that will haunt him as long as he lives. It is never something he ever want to hear again because it shattered him to pieces. So this pregnancy he was very cautious. We wouldn’t talk about the baby, tell anyone about the baby not even have sex until I was 12 weeks. As soon as I reached that point he started to come around. But it wasn’t really until we found out what we were having at 17 weeks that he completely opened up.
  • I was the same way. 10 yrs ttc. And 2 miscarriages im 26 weeks now and barely at a point where im excited and we named our lil man. The anxiety of what may happen will never go away untill he is actually here safe and sound.
  • Yes hoping and praying for you but I know you made it girl . No worries enjoy rest of your pregnancy. I remember you told me you had a blood clot disorder which it was cause of your miscarriages. I promise you will have your baby in your arms healthy little one.
    Also where you misccary was it early miscarriage on first trimester . Or second trimester. What was your systems when that occur.
    So far I need 2 be on pelvic rest . And and have 2 be careful with my Placenta Previa.
  • My husband had gotten like that too after several losses…you have to teach him…no matter..no matter how many weeks…days..months…you celebrate your blessing……that is something I had to teach myself… Every day brings you closer… Wishing you a beautiful pregnancy and birth.

Had my final OB appointment today before baby is born. They said my bp is slowly rising. I had preeclampsia w my son. I also am gbs positive. I have a migraine something awful and has been hurting me all day long. Can I take Tylenol or is it a no no?

  • Tylenol is okay
  • I had migraine, felt like a panic attack and BP was getting high…. preeclampsia
  • Totally take Tylenol. If it doesn’t go away go into L&D.
  • Molly Calvo thanks ladies. I will take some Tylenol and hope it helps. My nose has been running all day and one eye has been running also. I need some relief. I’m 38w2d btw if you were wondering. I have 6 more days til baby will be here (csection) so I’m praying she stays in there until then because idk if they will stop my labor.
  • Hospitals won’t stop labor once you reach 36 weeks.
  • That’s why I’m hoping this Tylenol works because I do not want to have her right now.
  • If you’re only 38 wks why was this your last appointment?
  • Nevermind I just read why.
  • Hehe!
  • It’s been a long day my 5 year old is now home from school all day for the summer (I’m not sure if he’ll survive till school starts again) he’s testing all my buttons and I have a 6, almost 7, month old that now has 2 teeth but all he wants is boob in his mouth and won’t sleep except if I’m holding him. My brain has stopped reading full comments and post apparently and I have to go back and reread thing a few times to get what they say….. I think I need sleep.
  • Anne-Marie Bridger been there!! My 4 yr old does that to me. Idk about the boob in mouth thing. When he got teeth that had to stop lmao!! Bless your heart! May the force be with us all ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  • ย My first didn’t get teeth till 9 months and I dried up at 5.5 months (I am IR and I didn’t know it so I wasn’t treating myself. Now I am so I have lots of milk). He’s bit me twice and I’m starting to think how am I going to make it another 6 months and how do i get this kid to take a bottle.
  • Careful migraines are linked to pre-eclampsia… if your vision changes call the dr!
  • So far so good. If my vision changes I’m gonna be nervous coz I’m a 4 eyes anyway ๐Ÿ‘“
  • Goodness lol good luck mama!
  • Thanks mama!

Does any one take four 1mg folic acid tablets a day?

  • My midwife recommended that on top of my prenatal vitamin, that I take four extra folic acid or folate pills.
  • I got scared for a minute four pills shocked me when I picked up my medicine.
  • Haha. It’s a water soluble pill so whatever you don’t need your body will get rid of.
  • I think that’s the correct term.
  • I took 5mg for 12wks for this pregnancy as my son has spina bifidia occulta.
  • I was told by my OB and high risk doctor that the next time i want to get pregnant I need to take 4 folic acid pills on top of prenatals 3-4 months before I get pregnant and through my pregnancy as My daughter I’m pregnant with has anencephaly

I had my 20 week scan today with my 3rd baby. Doc said he thought everything looked good but couldn’t get good pictures fue to busy baby and still being really low. He is sending me for a 2nd level scan to get clearer pictures with a high risk OB. Has anyone else had to do this but everything be ok?

  • ย Can I ask what kind of placenta you have? I’m thinking this will happen to me too next week.
  • He didn’t say. He just said placenta looked really good. It was really visible.
  • ย Oh okay. I have my gender scan on Monday so hopefully everything looks good! I bet you will be fine and same with baby they may just need a clear picture of certain things since being so low.
  • He said he couldn’t get good pictures of brain because of baby being so low
  • Oh I had that happen with my daughter. When she was flipping around, I have to get another 2d scan and everything was just fine ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Thank you Christina Soule. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that is what will happen. Just nervous.
  • No I totally get it. Right now I’m nervous because everything is in front of baby so I can feel much movement. Scares the daylight of me. Totally understand and I’m on my 3rd too! ๐Ÿ™‚
  • That’s how my second was. I hardly felt her up until my third trimester. Her daddy never felt her at all.
  • Yeah this one I can’t feel much. And it’s like every other time.
  • With my second. She was always non stop. We also had a high chance of having a trisomy 18 baby so they paid closer attention to all her vital organs. We actually didn’t know if her fingers were going to be fused together till she was born because she was so stubborn. But everything looked good at the second ultrasound. She’s 2 years old now and was born at 38 weeks. She was small other then that she’s been healthy.
  • Chances are baby was bouncing around. Avoid sugar all day before your scan if possible.
  • Thanks girls. I am sure it will be nothing but I am just not used to him sending me to someone new. With my second baby, she didn’t want to give good pictures. He just waited a few weeks and looked again. This time he is sending me to a high risk OB.
  • That’s what happened with our second because my OB didn’t have the proper ultrasound machine. This time the midwife did the same. He probably just wants to make sure.
  • He has mentioned in the past that he didn’t have a qaulity ultrasound machine so this crossed my mind. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I feel my baby is still low too so i hope in 2 wks they will give is some good shots….
  • I feel every movement way close to my pelvis. It is so odd.
  • Yup and i feel like i have to pee constantly
  • Oh me too! I can actually feel baby kicking my bladder. I hope your pictures are clearer.
  • Currently going through something similar. Have had two ultrasounds already for the anatomy scan. After two tries, they’re now sending me to a high risk OB center to see about getting clearer pictures. They’ve told me that they want to have better images of her heart chambers and to see blood flow. They’ve assured me again and again that they have no reason to believe anything is wrong and that they just aren’t getting clear enough pictures with the tech that they currently have. So I’m simply believing that everything is fine. Haven’t had my appt with the high risk OB just yet.
  • He assured me too. I trust him and don’t think he would hide anything. I am hoping everything is good for you and I both.
  • Yes I just went through this. Had to go for a second scan an he is so low and very busy. All turned out great. No issues.
  • Did you still see the babys gender?
  • He told me he thought baby was a girl but not to go with that until next scan.
  • I had to do this too last week due to the baby being low and me being overweight I had to go to a high risk ob for ultrasound
  • I am also overweight, by quite a bit. This makes sense to me.
  • Unfortunately I have to go back when the baby is bigger since they couldn’t get all the measurements either.
  • We waited with my second to see more as we couldn’t get good measurements with her either.
  • That’s what confused me this time. Instead of waiting, he wanted me to go on to the high risk doctor to have another scan.
  • Sounds odd to me my boy was deep in my pelvis and crazy active we still got this pic i was 110kg not a small woman everything looks good with my boy maybe their ultrasound machine isnt very good.

    PCOS pregnancy ultrasound
    PCOS pregnancy ultrasound
  • He has told me in a previous pregnancy that his ultrasound machine wasn’t a stronger machine.
  • A level 2 ultrasound is just a long amount of time. It’s giving the techs the time to do what they need to do and to look more closely at baby. I have had them done because our first son was born with a hole in his heart and that runs in my family. The OB knowing that the techs need more time to investigate that section she just sends me for a level 2 then a regular one so the tech has the time to get to see what they need to see.
  • Just an update: this ultrasound was a much more detailed ultrasound than my regular doctor’s ultrasound machine is capable of. I enjoyed all the pictures. Everything looked good but the high risk doctor has decided to keep me as a patient for a bit longer just to keep an eye on baby’s growth as I have high blood pressure issues.

Ladies, Iโ€™m just curious… What are your thoughts on caffeine during pregnancy?

  • I can’t drink coffee due to it making me sick so I usually have a small 8oz glass of coke or pepsi If I get a caffeine headache. My DR seems fine with it.
  • Iโ€™ve heard a small amount is okay but I try to avoid it all together. Iโ€™m very paranoid lol.
  • Studies have proven that 2 cups a day is safe.
  • Under 200mg
  • No.
  • Limited amounts
    For instance chocolate has some and I wouldn’t go out of my way to avoid it. Though I wouldn’t just go have multiple cups of coffee everyday.
  • I’ve read that the American pregnancy association says 200mg or less a day is safe.
  • Under 200mg but follow what your doc says.
  • I drink coffee. Have with all my pregnancies. My babies are just fine๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Doctor said I’m better off drinking my coffee then having Tylenol…I do a cup more like sips in the morning and I’m good.
  • Iโ€™m not pregnant, but obviously Iโ€™m trying lol. I was just wondering. I know there are mixed opinions out there! Thanks for the input ladies!!!!!!!
  • I def want to drink coffee.
  • I give up coffee while TTC. For my son, it was our 9th IUI and I gave it up cold turkey after drinking 1/2 caf and I got pregnant. So I like to think it was keeping me from falling pregnant sooner.
  • I couldn’t have had it if I wanted to. It made me soooooo sick.
  • 1 can of coke per day is just fine. And if you are unfortunate enough to have migraines throughout, it is encouraged.
  • I drank coffee everyday during my pregnancy. I stayed under the recommended 200mg which my dr said was okay.
  • In moderation ๐Ÿ™‚ I canโ€™t function without it most days.
  • I’m not planning to stop drinking it. I have one cup of coffee in the morning and that’s all I need. It’s under the recommended mg per day, so I’m not gonna sweat it, and I’d get a monster headache without it.
  • I quit drinking soda but I do have 1 cup of coffee in the morning and when I get preggo I don’t plan on stopping that unless it makes me sick. Lol.
  • Definitely stick to under 200mg.
  • So long as itโ€™s limited your fine.
  • I wait until my third trimester. And even then, it’s sparingly.
  • Thanks so much for the input and help ladies!!!!
  • No for me itโ€™s just another drug.
  • I’ve given it up and switched to decaf (but has to be done with the Swiss water method) and only one cup a day. Today is day 3.
  • I give it up in the first trimester and stick to one cup of coffee a day max the rest of the time. I don’t drink soda so coffee is the only place I would get caffine.
  • I couldnโ€™t stomach anything until my third trimester but at that point I was ok with one cup a day. I usually drink more than that but not while I was pregnant.
  • I allowed myself only a small cup of coffee once a day. I drank water exclusively. Sometimes juice.

Are digital pregnancy tests reliable?

  • They are reliable but for example the clear blue digital you have to have 50miu for it to show positive so you can get a false negative if your testing before you have enough hcg for it to pick up.
    First response digital is 18miu so if you want to test early with a digital then they are the best.
  • ย Thank youโค
  • I just know avoid blue dye at all costs.
  • ย I like blue dye! Lol. Only clearblue blue dye not the store brand blue dyes. But first responose does require less hcg so they do work better early on

Another pregnancy announcement at church and it isn’t mine. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • A friend Just announced a few min ago and all I wanna do is Cry! This will be her 2nd her first is still in diapers.
  • I know how you feel. Friends of mine at church got to bring their baby home today. All I could do was cry.
  • My friend came to church for the first time with her baby on the day I was sharing a testimony about my miscarriage. Needless to say, it made an already tough situation a bit tougher. It’s so hard when you’re happy for them but still working through things for yourself.
  • Sometimes we have to rejoice in others even when we feel pity on ourselves.
  • Awww. Don’t worry. Your time will come. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
  • Ex co-worker that already has 1 kid & intentionally seduced a married co-worker to leave his wife is now pregnant by him. She used to complain about how much she hated her post pregnant body & how much she hated pregnancy & that she’d never have another kid…..can’t stand her.
  • My cousins baby that she had with a boy she was with only 2months is turning 1 soon & wouldn’t you know his bday the exact day between mine & hubbys. She just posted about him saying momma the first time ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
  • My baby sister just told me she was expecting her third.
  • I mean, I’m SO happy for people who can have babies, I just really want it to be me.
  • Sticky baby dust to u all.
  • I know 3 people who had a baby last week, 2 of them the same day. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
  • Hang in there darlin! It’s so hard another girl from our church just announced her pregnancy this week too and found the need to announce it to me before she ever told anyone else. I am excited for her, still wishing I could join her this month or next or anytime soon really, lol. But bless their family and praise God in advance for yours!
  • I feel ur pain…just saw in one of my groups a women who is upset because she is pregnant and her husband had a vasectomy the other day so they wouldnt get pregnant again but yet she is already a few weeks along and hasnt told him.
  • I mean, I’ll taje her kid ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜’
  • no kidding like wtf!

Is it possible to get faint positive pregnancy test then negative blood test ? ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Yeah… cause it could have been an indent line. Thatโ€™s what happened to me.
  • It was positive on 3 tests yestarday and today.
  • Do you have pictures??
  • Yes this happened to me last year!
  • What were your actual blood test levels?
  • They donโ€™t tell us ๐Ÿ˜ž
  • Donโ€™t you have an online portal to log in and see test results?
  • Canโ€™t remember anything since itโ€™s been a year, so I just emailed them.
  • Following.
  • I did, but it was because I’d lost the baby.
  • I did but I had a chemical pregnancy. Did they do a hcg quantity? Which would tell you levels of hcg of a quanative which just says yes or no. If it’s under like 50 hcg/miu it will say negative so I’d ask if there was a number.
  • They did hcg ๐Ÿ˜ญย Iโ€™m doing a test in the morning and if itโ€™s not darker then I know for sure whatโ€™s going on.
  • Fingers crossed.
  • So my test that I just took looks to be darker, praying for the morning to be darker ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป
  • OMG praying for you! How many dpo are you?
  • Yes especially if you use a frer and don’t wait 3-4 days to go to the dr. You can also have a chemical.
  • I had the same in March but unfortunately it was chemical pregnancy ๐Ÿ™
  • Yes. Just wish you’re not pregnant at all than to have chemical pregnancy cause it hurts so much.
  • Well my test didnโ€™t get any darker the morning ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ and I would be 10 dpo today

PCOS pregnancy test

  • 10 dpo is really early girl… Test again tomorrow.
  • You should just wait until you miss your period. I didnโ€™t see a line on your other tests from yesterday either, but it could just be too early! The line should be clearly pink if you are pregnant, I think thatโ€™s the danger with testing so early.

Anyone have a false Home pregnancy test? But was still pregnant ..

  • I tested a week in a half before I went to the dr nd it was negative ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿฝ. I told the dr i was having stomach pain he did a blood test nd it was positive.
  • How far along were you (or dpo if you know that!) when the doctor got the positive?
  • I think I was about 3 weeks but i had a miscarriage at 6week.
  • Iโ€™m sorry for your loss. Iโ€™ve been there. I only ask because my last pregnancy (which I ended up mc) I tested at 12 dpo and it was negative. Went on vacation and spotting the entire time which was odd. Came back at 17dpo and got a positive. I mc at 5w2d. I wonder why our levels didnโ€™t climb?
  • I took two different tests that were very faint and my friend swore a digital was the best, but it came back negative and confused me even more. I ended up getting a blood test which was positive and ended up miscarrying the very next day.
  • ย I got 2 at home negative test when i was pregnant. Ended up in the ER where i took a negative test yet again. They ended up doing a CT scan and figured out that I had an ectopic pregnancy.
  • ย Yes just showed up and Iโ€™m about 8 weeks.
  • ย Do you have any pictures of your first test? I am only 4 days late but that is so weird for me! Took one test, negative.
  • My mom never tested positive with urine tests. Always had to be blood pregnancy tests. She had 4 kids. Also had PCOS.
    She had super irregular periods and didnโ€™t find out she was pregnant with my older sister until she went to the doctors at 3 months pregnant. My dad was actually the one to suspect it and thatโ€™s why they went in.

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