Some of you may recognise me, I haven't been online for a little while!
I had one m/c back in 2007 and finally had Ds1 who is 4 years old, ds2 will be 3 in March and a 5 month old baby girl! And we have recently found out we are expecting number 4, due sept 15th!
I have pcos and concieved both boys on clomid and Bethany on clomid with trigger shot an progesterone.
Dh said we were only having 1 child lol. So after number 3 we were definately done, although we weren't being careful. As it took quite a lot of effort and meds to concieve all three I didn't really think it would happen. And obviously if it had of it wouldn't have been the worst thing or we would have been using protection! Anyway, my pcos symptoms were coming back with a vengeance after dd so three months ago the dr put me on metformin (I didn't want to go on the pill as so much weight gain on it). Lo and behold my period was late and I tested a bfp! It was a huge shock to fall pregnant with no charting/opk testing/obsessing/major timing, I've never had a cycle like that it's all or nothing for me haha!
After the initial shock dh took it all in his stride, I was very impressed with him poor bugger
Anyway, I am a little nervous as this is technically an unmedicated cycle as no clomid, although I'm hoping the metformin is keeping my hormones stable. Ive done a lot of reading up and decided I will stay on it until at least 12-16 weeks. Going to make sure I have plenty of tabs stocked up before I tell the dr I'm pregnant just incase he won't allow me to take it. At my last appointment when we discussed if I was to ever fall pregnant then taking metformin "is a grey area" - again not thinking I would ever be pregnant again I didn't think much into it. Hoping he will be ok as so far he has gone with what I wanted. The drs here in the uk certainly aren't as helpful on the pregnancy/fertility stuff!!
Now I'm used to the idea of number four I'm so pleased, I think it made me realise though I will never 'be done'!
Looking forward to getting to know you all xx
Congrats! I remember your face from the TTC group back in 2007!! It's awesome we get to share a birth board. Congrats on your family as well. I haven't been on pg.org since syd turned 1. It's nice to see a familiar face. I didn't think I'd see anyone from my friends list still around here!
Yes that seems to be what I have read from most ladies that see specialists, the general docs don't seem to know enough on it but all the specialists say its essential to stay on it. I've seen a lot of stories of women come off it and go on to m/c
So you were told to stay on it the whole pregnancy? X
Ye I will be on it the whole pregnancy. My doctors daughter has PCOS and it helped her get pregnant and have a healthy DS. She also stayed on it the whole pregnancy. My doctor did say we might have to change dosage but I will probably be on it the rest of my life. I am also on an insulin pump not for PCOS. I think you should follow who you trust that is what I'm doing.
Hi Angie! I remember you as well from when I was TTC DS.
I was one who was asked to stop it from BFP, but the trade off was I had to be on a strict diet and monitor my sugars 4 times a day. That obviously was nearly 6 years ago now.
I think I saw my diabeties DR every 4 weeks and had to take in my sugars book as well as having the A1 levels every 3 months. My GP did do an early GTT test which I passed.