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Women with PCOS are generally advised to avoid using “early result” pregnancy tests — you know, the ones that claim on the front of the box that they can detect pregnancy 6 days before your missed. Knowing the early warning signs of being pregnant will help you know if you are or not. If you have a positive pregnancy test and severe abdominal or pelvic pain, especially if accompanied by nausea or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, contact your doctor immediately and/or go to the emergency room.

Even in women who have PCOS, pregnancy tests should be taken if a woman suspects she may be pregnant. Early pregnancy symptoms in women with PCOS are similar to those of women without PCOS. Women with PCOS are usually advised not to take pregnancy tests before a missed period and to avoid using “early result” pregnancy tests because false negatives are more likely to occur with. Getting pregnant with PCOS involves some of the same steps that women without PCOS should take for a healthy pregnancy.

Have your weight and body mass index (BMI) measured by your doctor. Your BMI. Some doctors will advise that all women with a past diagnosis of PCOS have a test called a ‘glucose tolerance test’ in pregnancy. This will usually take place about 6 months into the pregnancy.

If you have gestational diabetes, it is important to control your blood sugar by changing your diet and using medication as advised by your doctor. Whether you are still trying to get pregnant with PCOS and informing yourself about what’s ahead, or you’re already expecting a baby, you will want to know what you and your healthcare provider can do to increase the odds of a healthy pregnancy with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. possibly an increased risk of endometrial cancer. For pregnant women, PCOS brings an increased risk of complications.

This includes preeclampsia, a dangerous condition for. Basal Body Temperature. Take your temperature first thing every morning, before you even get out of bed. After several months of charting, you may notice subtle changes in your body temperature over the course of your cycle that may be helpful in predicting ovulation.

Detecting Ovulation With. One thing you can do is take an at-home pregnancy test to find out if you’re expecting, and for the most part, you can expect to see an accurate result. But in rare instances, a woman with PCOS.

Missing a Period. The classic first symptom of pregnancy missing a period may be hard to spot if you have PCOS. A woman with PCOS has higher-than-normal levels of male hormones, called androgens, such as testosterone.

This hormonal imbalance leads to symptoms such as obesity, acne and excess hair growth.

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PCOS symptoms include absent or irregular periods, abnormal hair growth, scalp hair loss, acne, weight gain, and difficulty becoming pregnant.

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• Review web-based information about home pregnancy tests.

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To rule out a possible pregnancy and uterine fibroids if the uterus is enlarged, the woman’s blood or urine may be tested for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy, and she will have an ultrasound examination.

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A GTT should be done in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (three to five days before the start of your period) if you have risk factors for PCOS, Syndrome X, or insulin resistance risk factors (see Chapters 13 and 17).

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The results will provide information to help you manage your pregnancy.

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Give information on diet and lifestyle considerations, pregnancy care services, maternity benefits, and screening test.

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If you’re pregnant (or want to be) and have PCOS, don’t despair– your doctor can tell you about the various treatments at your disposal.

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Note general signs and appearance of PCOS.

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It is most likely the patient has PCOS if all of these screening tests are normal and pregnancy is excluded as a cause of amenorrhea.

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These tests are done to determine how the ovaries will respond to therapy (ovulation induction).

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  • Hi I have pcos and I find it so hard to talk about it. I just scanned that people around me well look at me different, it’s just hard dealing with everything I’m going through and also dealing with the people mocking me about the amount of weight I’m caning

  • Am trying for 1 yr to get pregnant i have 1 child but after 16 yrs,am ready for another baby. I decided to go to the doc and found out i have mild pcos. Nw that explains y i have facial hair and acne. Am nw having to understand my body and deal with trying to get pregnant with doc help. Not to mention losing weight which i didn’t realize was because of pcos. Wish me luck. U conquered it and i am confident i can.

  • I recently got “diagnosed” with this too. I say “diagnosed” because nobody sat me down and talked to me or explained anything. They just called me on the phone and skipped right to the “here take this medication” part which is incredibly frustrating and confusing. Like, can you just tell me I have it or not???

  • Is it normal to have irregular periods after having baby? I mean before i got pregnant my period was really irregular, and after my delivery my period get back to normal like im having it monthly but this month i havent seen my period. My concern is, after I have experience pregnancy is it normal that I will have irregular period again?

  • Pray pray pray pray am pregnant and my prido are wackey i am couple days late on mine prido ��������������������������������������

  • I have has pcos since I was 15. I have been trying to concieve since the last 12 years. I am 27 now. Had one miscarriage in 2013 at six weeks and haven’t had anything since. Me and my husband are patient. But my pcos depresses me all the time. I am upset and sick of life TBH. Makes me feel less of woman. Tried loosing weight which I did. I lost 22kg. It didn’t change anything. It made me more depressed. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2015 when I was 21. So I have that to deal with too. Life ey. I hope God blesses me with a child soon. Amen, I have lost hope, but I still try to believe.

  • Actually I have irregular periods… Buy after marriage sometimes regular sometimes irregular…. Irregular time period 3 months… But 3 months crossed now.. No period… No that period symptoms… If I m pregnant how can I knw… There is no vommiting, no pain… Only cough and cold… Is There Only thng gng to check pregnancy kit test..any other symptoms to find if I’m pregnant

  • Sometimes my period won’t come for 3-4 months & when it does come my periods last 2-3 weeks. I’ve been on the pill to regulate my periods but nope doesn’t work. It’ll be very hard to get pregnant.

  • My period 7 days late, I did pregnancy test but negative. I started my conception pills 1 week before my period. Do you think the pills are the cause?

  • here is my cycle days for the last several months…26, 28, 32, 26, 27, 24, 25 and now i’m at day 33 and still haven’t started. i have taken two dollar store test that both came out negative. should i just wait till after 35 days to test again if i haven’t started? this whole process has been crazy for me as before this year 90% of the time had a 28/29 day cycle. we are hoping for another baby but could i still just be testing to soon? also, i’m 40 so i’ve had several family and friends that say i could just be premenopausal and thus causing my crazy cycles. any tips/advice?

  • Yea thats actually not true for alot of women out here!. Not all women becomes pregnant when they missed a period. What about the women out here, who are still bleeding and pregnant! Helllooooo!

  • Can sperm move through air? Since it can swim in water, can it fly in air?( not survive..but FLY) thank you for reading my question, I hope you answer. I’m so worried..

  • Hello there. I had my 3rd baby a on 30 the may 2017, I had a high blood pressure and the placenta was malfunctioning. The baby was iugr. And was needed an emergency c section. And my baby weighted 1.062 grams. And he was in NICU for 3 months and on 29 th August, he passed away. I was obese and was 85 kg. I am 5’4″ and after I lost my baby I started dieting to loose my weight. And now after 7 months I am 65 kgs. Now we are planning to get pregnant again. Is there any risk of having the same problem?

  • Thank you for the information. Please I have a question about pregnancy. I want to stop taking the pills but i want also to rest from taking it for a while before i get pregnant. How can i proceed?

  • I have a question I have irregular periods and think I may be pregnant, I didn’t know if Cervical Mucus clearing up could be a weird sign of pregnancy? I know they usually say your CM increases but usually around this time my period starts and I have an increase but this time around I am completely dry and I believe I ovulated like 8 days late this month.

  • I am currently trying to conceive. I was not using protection or tracking for 1 year then I got an iud in my arm to control my PCOS for a few months. I have now been really trying for a month now and I’m testing tomorrow. Hopefully I get my BFP but I’m not too hopeful. I have also been craving oranges like crazy which I never do. I’m not a hige fan of oranges. I havent really noticed a lot of symptoms other than fatigue, bloating, nausea. I feel like this all the time so I dont know anymore. I was supposed to get my period today but as I said before I have PCOS so that doesnt really mean much.

  • I have pcos and endometriosis and I found out recently that I was pregnant without any help too and my first sign was I was craving french fries

  • Oh mama my heart is with you. Keep sharing these memories �� I am currently 14 weeks pregnant with my third child and I just got the call this morning I was dreading. My precious baby has been diagnosed with two fatal disorders. �� I plan to carry him or her for as long as God let’s me ❤️

  • I have PCOS & not being able to get pregnant is my biggest fear.:( but I always get hope watching videos about women who have had babies with PCOS ❤️

  • Congratulations. Im currently 8 weeks and 5 days pregnant. This is after over 3 years of trying to concieve and being diagnosed by two different doctors that i have infertility problems. This child save my life literally, I was going to kill myself but now I have a reason to live.

  • This is the first video I’ve ever watched of yours, this showed up in my recommended today. I loved being able to cry and laugh with you guys. Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment. I’ve hit the subscribe button and that is rare for me, lol. Congratulations girl!!! I’m so happy for you guys!

  • ugh i cried and smiled with you the whole time!! congratulations! i just found out i’m pregnant yesterday after almost a heat and a half of trying and two rounds of fertility medication.

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  • I am 16 weeks and 6 days. When i saw the clear blue ink one i could see there was a line!!!! But the red ink always gives me a hard time seeing, but when i focused i saw it too! CONGRATS MAMA!!!❤️❤️

  • my sister was diagnosed with pcos a couple months after she had her miscarriage. she was married at 17 and got pregnant. perfectly healthy yet somehow still lost the baby. so she went to a specialist and was diagnosed. after she found out, she gained so much weight and got so depressed. my sister was made to be a mommy�� it breaks my heart for her to watch her going through such a tough obstacle. she hasn’t gotten pregnant since then, and her husband left her for a woman who already had kids. my sister is so so strong and i pray she makes me an aunt some day:(

  • This is super excited / I found out 8/26 3 days before AF was suppose to show.. I’m currently 6wks 1day & prayers to you and your future baby

  • Congrats. Best wishes for all of you. Nice sharing.Full watched and pressed the bell. ������
    I hope you will stay beside me too.Please��

  • Congratulations momma! I found out I was pregnant with my rainbow baby on August 22 (ironically national rainbow baby day and the day before my daughter turned 2). When is your due date??? Praying for healthy baby and healthy momma!

  • Congratulations! I also have PCOS. My husband and I have been trying for about 7 years and I finally am pregnant! I ended up doing a low carb lifestyle and dropped 30lbs which seemed to help. I am 18 weeks today and we are expecting identical twin girls. ��

  • Congratulations I am so happy for you. I am a person with pcos was losing hope. BUT this inspired me to keep fighting this pcos battle with HOPE.

  • Awh you have been my favourite person to watch get a positive pregnancy test! You are so sweet and genuine and bubbly and I’m so happy for you!!

  • I’m super happy for you I’m crying with you, I had the same reaction a few days ago! When is your due date? Mine is May 17th 2021 ON MY BIRTHDAY ��

  • I’m so excited for y’all!! Me and my husband tried for months and then found out the same way!! I am so happy that God blessed you guys with this baby!!

  • Aaawww how exciting a big congratulations!! I just had my son 2 weeks ago & I was so excited when I found out I was pregnant again!!

  • Try the tried and true method of the balloons in the gift gag. Full of blue and pink balloons with a test tied to to the bottom. Or try the test in baby bottle trick hidden as he gets something when you ask. But snap a photo on your phone as a backup proof as digital screens can fade.

  • You sound like trying to get pregnant for 8 months is a long time to get pregnant. Where women like me who have been trying for another baby for 4 years now with no luck. And we are probably going to have to do ivf next year just to get pregnant. But congratulations anyways

  • I have PCOS and i follow the Keto diet (low-carb diet). I know it works because before I have to take the daily pill to have period or else I don’t know when it will come, it’s so irregular. After 2 and a half months of not getting my period, I decided to do Keto again (I’ve done it before but I gave up) and just after 1-2 weeks of doing it, I have my period again. Now I’m following a low-carb diet, I cut out all sugar and carb; I still eat fruits. I think it’s important not to stress out mis-eating something too much, it’s okay to treat yourself something sweet or have carbs once in a while ( in the weekend) ’cause I want to commit to this for a long time. I have never felt this good for such a long time, cutting out sugar is the best decision in my life.

  • I have regular periods and have been diagnosed with PCOS today. It’s crazy how different pcos is to everyone. I have the anxiety depression weight gain, muscle gain, hair loss, body acne

  • I started my cycle in 5th grade and it was very irregular and painful. The only thing that I was prescribed is birth control and it served no justice. I experienced my cycle for two months straight before my doctor told me to stop taking it. Now I am 24 and I have the worst pains. My doctor believes I have PCOS and I am scheduled to obtain an ultrasound. They also believe I have endometriosis. I have severe pains and I need help immediately.

  • I’m finally going to see a gynecologist after 1.5 yrs of having no period. �� Honestly, I don’t miss having a period. But my acne is BAD!

  • i have PCOS but i’m having non-stop bleeding instead of no periods #facepalm i’m always waiting on when i’m going to stop bleeding. i’m so tired of it.

  • i was cured of HERPES VIRUS by a great herbal doctor called DR Lucky with the use of different combination of Africa herbs. it is still like a dream to me. There is no word suitable enough to qualify your significant in my life dear doctor. you too can contact him for any kind of cure on his Email �� ([email protected]) or Whatsapp (+2348154637647

  • I was diagnosed that I have PCOS since I was 13, kept drinking those birth control pill ever since. But I stopped taking them 1.5 years ago. I have gained almost 20kilos.

    This morning I went to the doctor again to have a full check up as a grownup, I was so scared. But I’m glad that I found out that I’m not along. Be strong ladies ������

  • HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES VIRUS
    I was diagnosed of HERPES virus and i have tried all I can to get cured but all to no avail,, until I saw a post in a health forum about a herbalist man who prepare herbal medications to cure all kind of diseases including HERPES virus,at first I doubted if it was real but decided to give it a try,when I contacted this herbalist via his email and he prepared a HERPES herbal cure and sent it to me via UPS courier courier service, when I received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by direction on how to apply it,after applying the way I was instructed, I was totally cured of this deadly disease called HERPES, all thanks to Dr rokpokpo this great herbal doctor via WhatsApp him Via: 2347054115931
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  • HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES VIRUS
    I was diagnosed of HERPES virus and i have tried all I can to get cured but all to no avail,, until I saw a post in a health forum about a herbalist man who prepare herbal medications to cure all kind of diseases including HERPES virus,at first I doubted if it was real but decided to give it a try,when I contacted this herbalist via his email and he prepared a HERPES herbal cure and sent it to me via UPS courier courier service, when I received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by direction on how to apply it,after applying the way I was instructed, I was totally cured of this deadly disease called HERPES, all thanks to Dr rokpokpo this great herbal doctor via WhatsApp him Via: 2347054115931
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  • I have to get checked here soon..my periods don’t come every month, and it’s been worrying me. I haven’t had a period for 3 months now, and I had spoken to my mother about it. Apparently my mother has had PCOS since she was 17, she is 37 now. My oldest sister has it, and there is a possibility that I do. I’ve been so nervous, I’ll update after my appointment. Wish me luck.

  • Thank you lord for your blessings I’m now a mother on my own, also thank you so much Dr unuayan for your help you really a God sent too me your herbs is really working i promise too recommend people too you once i have mine now I’m doing what i promise God. Email him via “” [email protected] gmail.com also he’s whatsApp number is +2348134647497.

  • I m irregular periods for 40 days but these month I have not got my periods these month 40 days over but 6 days late but negative result y?????mam

  • Having pcos is extremely hard as a female,especially teenagers. I got my first period when i was 10 and until 11,my cycles were very irregular(could be once per 2 weeks or 2 months) and i thought it was normal. In 6th grade/primary 6,i was preparimg for my end of year leaving examination to go to secondary school/high school(?) and was incredibly stressed. My period didnt come for 11 month straight and my mom knew something was up. Went to the clinic,got a hormonal pill prescripton,after one cycle went back to normal which my period didnt come for another 4 months. Went back for another prescription,didnt work so i went back for a 3rd time when i was 13. This time they sent me to the hospital to get it checked out. At that time,i gained a significantly amount of weight,10-11kg to be exact. They did many blood tests,many ultrasounds,ruled out the possibility of thyroid conditions,and my testosterone levels were normal,they didnt find anything wrong so they just gave me hormonal pills and sent me home. Again,it didnt work so i went back to the hospital where they did another ultrasound where they officially diagnosed me with pcos. It was hard,really hard. I cant enjoy what other teenagers enjoy,like going out for pizza and chicken. I could eat those things,but i would feel guilty. The doctor told me i had to lose all the weight i gained,but i was stress eating at that time,so i have no idea how to lose it. Every biology class,every period talk between friends and sexual education were all so foriegn to me,i should be thinking tat that could happen to me,but im thinking,oh,that CANT happen to me,right? Whenever i tell my friends i need to eat pills to get my period,they look at me weirdly,like im some alien. Recently,i found out that my grandma has cervical cancer,which 3 of my grandaunts have too. I feel worried about my condition,but i feel like im overly worried about being next in linr for cancer/not being able to enjoy my teen years. Im 14 now,still havent lost the weight but sustained it. Nothing has changed. I cant seem to find anyone that i know and talk about pcos as none of my close friends or relatives have it. Coming to the comments,reading each other’s stories,warmed my heart and i know thst im not alone

  • They told me i can never have kids because of that hormone balance i gave up i did everything they asked me nothing,age 38 i got pregnant i have a daughter and a son

  • 1:14 of the way thru… And already, sis I feel you… And thank u so freaking much for making this video �� I’ve had pcos since 6th grade…