Q/ Greetings of the day doctor!!
I am 31 Years old, 3 years of marriage and now planning to get pregnant,
but having problem since last 6-7 months.
I have been having PCOS, and trying to get pregnant for last 6 months. My periods are irregular and last time i had my periods was 10th Feb 2011.
I went to my gynae, and she has given me medicine to get periods, and has suggested me to come on the second day of my period, as she suggested me to get pregnant by injecting ovulation. Kindly suggest is it safe??
Which medicine to be injected is safest? and are there any after effects.
Should i wait for natural pregnancy or go ahead with the artificial ovulation.
A/ Thank you for your question on PCOS and trying to get pregnant for the past 6 months.
If your periods are very irregular it is indicating that your ovulation will be irregular. This does not mean you will not get pregnant with PCOS, but… that it may take longer for you to conceive. So trying a bit longer will do no harm.
The aim of any PCOS fertility treatment is to help speed up your chances of a pregnancy.
The fertility tablet Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid) is usually the first line treatment to help women like yourself ovulate and get pregnant. Have a look at my article on Clomd in the fertility treatment section as it will explain a lot for you (see Getting Pregnant With Clomid).
Getting pregnant with PCOS using FSH injections is another fertility treatment available. There are some bigger risks and more side effects,…and I have talked about this in my article on Ovulation Induction with FSH… so go have a read of this. (see FSH ovulation treatment Getting Pregnant With PCOS: Ovulation Induction).
I suggest you sit down with your Gynaecologist and discuss your worries and decide together the next step.
All the best
Dr Raewyn Teirney