Conceiving with Sero-negative Arthropathy

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Dear Midwife,
I am a young Sero-negative Arthropathy suffer and my husband and I are trying to fall pregnant. We are trying to find out as much as we can about the effects this disease has on the chances of falling pregnant.

Just to make this even more difficult when I was 16, my gynecologist said I had polycystic ovaries even though they found no cysts when I had ultrasounds. I was put on the pill and had been taking it up until July this year.

We have had no luck yet in conceiving so what can we do to increase the chances?


You may need to go on medication to treat the polycystic ovaries (and perhaps lose weight) in order to conceive. You should talk to a gynecologist to make a plan.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.