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Dear Midwife,
I just turned 30. I was diagnosed with PCOS approximately 1 1/2 yr ago. We have been trying for about a year to get pregnant but with no success.

What are my options for fertility drugs? And what is my next step? My next doctor's apt is not until June.


I couldn't say in your particular case. I usually try metformin first, and then add clomiphene before I refer for the heavy-duty fertility drugs.

Losing as little as 10 pounds (never mind 20) can also improve your chances. You should also check to make sure your partner's sperm count is normal. So a candid talk with your doctor is in order.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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