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hi i have polycistic overys and iv bin trying for a baby but

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hi i have polycistic overys and iv bin trying for a baby but nothen seems to be happen iv already got a daughter,iv bin told that is wont affect me tryin.im so low about it,is the anythin that could help me concieve?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
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Expert:  Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN replied 4 years ago.
<p>Hello;</p><p> </p><p>Thank you for writing in today.</p><p> </p><p>With PCOS, women tend to have a problem with ovulating normally. Therefore, in order to get pregnant, I could make a few suggestions. First of all, you need to trend your periods. When you track your cycles, you will have a better understanding regarding when you ovulate.   In addition, once you are familiar with your cycle trend and when you are most likely to ovulate, you will want to trend your temperature. Your temperature will spike when you are ovulating.   This is when you will want to try to conceive.   You can trend your cycle, ovulation, and temperatures by writing it down; however, this can be a bit complicated. I would recommend using an online resource to record and follow all of these variables. In fact, many of today's available online resources are very user friendly and will even send out email reminders regarding when you are most fertile. </p><p>I may want to check out <a href="http://www.mymonthlycycles.com">www.mymonthlycycles.com</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Now, if you have very irregular periods or do not have a period, you may not be ovulating. If you do not ovulate, you will not be able to get pregnant. If this is the case, you should discuss this with your provider.   There are many options available for women with PCOS to help regulate ovulation. One of the first line therapies is metformin.   Although this drug is typically used for diabetic patients, many women with PCOS are able to conceive by using this medication. In addition, there are also many hormonal options.</p><p> </p><p>At any rate, if you do desire a baby, getting your provider and possibly a fertility specialist involved early is the key.   </p><p> </p><p>I hope this helps. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please let me know.</p><p> </p><p>Lisa</p>

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