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  • Shared Experiences

    Any success stories out there who are TTC??

    Hi all,

    I've just been diagnosed with PCOS and would like to hear about any success stories with woman out there who have managed to conceive despite PCOS?
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    Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a leader in women’s health, supported by funding from the Australian Government. We provide trusted and easy-to-understand information to … View Profile

    Hi, thanks for posting this. Some women with PCOS struggle with fertility BUT not all of them have problems and many do end up getting pregnant, it just takes a bit longer (or they need a bit of help.) Have a look at our page on improving fertility for more info

    As for personal stories about conceiving with PCOS, I can’t help you myself I’m sorry but I’d recommend you google ‘POSAA’ - they're a consumer advocacy group for women with PCOS and they will definitely have some success stories from women with PCOS.

    Please remember that you’re not alone – recent studies suggest that between 12-18% of Australian women of reproductive age have PCOS. Hopefully the more people that join this community and share their experiences, the more we can bring PCOS out into the open.

    All the best, Emily

  • Narelle Smithers

    HealthShare Member

    I've had two friends with PCOS who managed to conceive naturally without any issues. I guess it depends case by case. Both of my friends started trying earlier just in case it took them a long time and were pleasantly surprised I hope the same happens to you. Good luck

  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile


    The best way women with PCOS can improve their fertility is by maintaining a healthy weight. If overweight, weight loss alone greatly improves fertility. For example; obese women who lose 5 -10% of their body fat can frequently restore fertility within 6 months. Even losing 5 kilograms of excess weight improves fertility.


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    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide

    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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    Kylie Jones

    Health Professional


    I have PCOS as well as Endometriosis and have been TTC for over a year now. I have had lots of tests done and have found out that I'm not ovulating (unsure whether it's due to the PCOS or the Endo), the recommendation to help concieve is to lose weight, however, I have found that difficult due to the PCOS, it's so frustrating! I was started on Metformin to lose weight and hopefully start ovulating naturally, it didn't work. I have been put on Clomid as well and managed to fall pregnant! Unfortunantly I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks and am now waiting to get my next period (miscarried almost 6 weeks ago now) so that we can start trying again. Good luck, I know it's hard but think positive!

  • Kleianthe Inger

    HealthShare Member

    Thankyou for your story kylie. i am currently not at the stage of falling pregnet i need to get my pcos under control still. I was diagnosed 8 months ago and am also on metformin and it has done nothing for me i have not lost an ounce. your story has helped me see that there still could be hope

  • Simone Sparkes

    HealthShare Member

    Hi, I am new to Health Share and noticed this post. I have pcos and have 4 sons. I was diagnosed in 1991 with pcos and slightly overweight then, I had a son in 1993 by being on the mini-pill. Met my husband in 1993 and married in 1995 and had been trying to conceive by artificial infertilization and on clomid and gained weight, after 5 months of trying this method we gave up. My mother by then became a naturapath and she gave us some herbs to try, I miscarried a few times and my father-in-law passed away and in grief we gave up. But a month after giving up  fell pregnant naturally, with the next two pregnancies was natural. With three of my sons I got gestational diabetes. But between son three and four I got the implanon inserted and unfortunatley got pregnant but miscarried and got an ovarian cyst which I had to get a D & C and the implanon was taken out. I didn't want to take anymore chances. Unfortantley I had gained weight with each child. I am taking diabex at the moment and finding that I am loosing weight but gradual and I notice the weight loss when I exercise every day.

    I wish you all the best and some of us are lucky to conceive naturally without having to take clomid or herbal medicine I am one to say that I had conceived four miracles that were conceived naturally even though one was when I was on the minispill.



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