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  • Planning for the future with PCOS

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 22. I am now 25 and my husband and I keep talking about the right time. I'm still in school and I have a few options...try to have a baby before I graduate while I'm still getting financial aid to help us. Try when I graduate but I'm trying to open a business from scratch, or wait until I start my business and its grown enough that I can hire a fill in to have the first two months or so with my child. Here is my problem... I've been told that with the PCOS and hormone problems my fertility may be a little crazy to potentially nonexistent. Our decision to start trying for children will partially be determined by my fertility. If I'm 35 when we decide to start trying I don't want fertility to cause me to be in my 40s before we have a baby. (Nothing against that I just don't want to be in my 40s). I don't want to have kids past 35/36 and I don't want to miss my chance for having kids soon-ish. The other aspect of things is my husband is battling Rheumatoid arthritis and is on meds for it. When we start trying for children he needs to be off his meds for a few months prior for health reasons. I am nervous that he will have to be off his meds for too long if we have to try for too long. I have so many questions and fears but I do know I want to be a mom, I always have. I'm prepared to hear the news that I may be infertile but I just want to know and I want to know what the smartest decision is. Not asking for people to tell me what to do, just asking for life experience with similar cases, what they did, what types of fertility tests are out there for a reasonable price, and stuff like that. Thank you guys!

  • Loric2014, are you expecting? Best wishes.
    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
    ...
    Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

    From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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