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Old Feb 21st, 2011, 17:08 PM   1
bethneebabe
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NTNP, PCOS, and the Madness In Between


So I was diagnosed with PCOS earlier in the month. I had a pretty rough time emotionally but I am okay now. Since we'll probably have a more difficult time TTC we are at the NTNP stage. I think I may have ovulated which would be a good thing since I have some breast tenderness which I have had in the past but part of me is thinking that I might be pregnant (we have been using the oh-so-effective withdrawl method ). It would be a real blessing if I were pregnant but even though I am in my late 20's, have a good job, and have a wonderfully supportive husband of five years I still have moments where I am freaked out at the idea of possibly being pregnant. Anyone else having some mixed feelings?



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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:58 AM   2
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I'm not in the same boat, didn't want to read and run.

Sorry to hear about the PCOS (but maybe it feels better having a diagnosis?) and good luck with NTNP! Sounds like a good idea. When do you think you ov'd? x



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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 11:47 AM   3
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I had an oppsy once and my AF was late and TBH i freaked, however i had a talk with one of my friends who had recently had a baby and she reassured me that it was completely normal to be scared (hers was planned and was freaking out) In my case AF arrived and i was pretty disappointed. I think its completely normal to be a bit freaked out Good luck



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 12:35 PM   4
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Hey, sorry you've had a rough time with the pcos. I haven't been in your position but didn't want to read and run. I do have a positive story for you though, my friend and her husband had been waiting to ttc and when she was diagnosed with pcos they figured they may as well stop using any contraception as it would be hard to get pregnant, but when her next period didn't show she put it down to the pcos but it turned out she was pregnant!

I hope it happens just as easily for you too. And as for freaking out about having a baby even though you're ready in every sense - You wouldn't be human if you didn't panic and worry about it! However ready you are it's still the biggest and most life changing thing you'll ever do, but I promise you'll be great!

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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:58 AM   5
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Thanks everyone. I have no idea when I would have ov'd because of PCOS but I started getting sore breasts after we BD on the 16th. It's not uncommon for me to get that about 2 weeks before my period. My DH was amazing though, I told him that I thought I might be pregnant and he said he would be very happy if I was. I think sometimes as a woman it is easy to think that when you're pregnant you are in it alone but if you have a supportive partner or family you really aren't. Thanks again and I'll be sure to let you know if I get a BFP!



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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 07:19 AM   6
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(we have been using the oh-so-effective withdrawl method )
That's so funny, I have a friend who conceived all 4 of her kids using that method lol.

I'm sorry to hear about your pcos, I'm sure that wasn't easy to hear. My doc thought I had it as well because I don't ovulate and have like 2 periods a year, but I guess I didn't have any other symptoms, still had to take fertility drugs to conceive my DS so it's great to hear that you actually ovulate It's definitely normal to have those anxious feelings too, the month I conceived, I just knew it had happened, I too had sore bb's two days after I ovulated, followed by some minor cramping and twinges in my ovaries and also lower back, that's when the anxiety REALLY set in! You're absolutely right though, having the support of your DH makes all the world of difference, it did for me too, whatever is in the cards for you, is meant to be

Keep us all posted if you get a BFP!



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 07:45 AM   7
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i have experience of this as I have PCOS. if you look in the success stories section you'll be able to read what happened with us in detail.

we were trying and offered clomid but never needed to take it as found out we were pregnant while i was waiting for AF to show up during a super long cycle.

being pregnant is scary but wonderful. being a mother is scary but the BEST THING YOU'L EVER DO. I promise



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 10:57 AM   8
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Here's a kinda silly question---when should I test? I have no idea when a period is due. I started getting symptoms last Wednesday . I tested on Monday and got a negative. Thoughts??



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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 11:34 AM   9
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That's a great question! Do you know when you think may have ovulated? If you have an idea of when that was, ideally you would want to start testing 10-12 days after that.

In my experience, when I got pregnant with my son, I began testing at 8 days after my ovulation (I was impatient lol), and didn't get my BFP until 10dpo using a 1st response test, the internet cheapie test was still negative that day. I tried to wait until I had pregnancy symptoms so I wasn't wasting all of my tests, but I really had zero symptoms, aside from a bit of sore BB's and very mild twinges/cramps in my lower abdomen (I thought I was imagining both because they were so mild), and even after my BFP I didn't feel pregnant for 2-3 more weeks.

GL!!! Can't wait to hear what happens



 
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