Aa
MedHelp.org will cease operations on May 31, 2024. It has been our pleasure to join you on your health journey for the past 30 years. For more info, click here.
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

trying

So I went to the doctor and I was told I have pcos. The only way I could fix this problem was to go on birth control. I'm on birth control now but I want to get pregnant. I don't know what to do. Since I've been on the pill I missed a couple and made up for it by taking double the next day. But I also been having unprotected sex. What to do now?
5 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
422891 tn?1315179920
I just found out that I had pcos as well my doctor was trying to put me on BC I told her I wasn't interested and that I was trying to have a baby they did bloodwork and prescribed me metformin
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Most birth control pills specify that if you miss a pill you should take two the next day.
Helpful - 0
1621269 tn?1327203489
I have PCOS and have conceived naturally twice this year (first ended in miscarriage, second is 12 weeks and keeping fingers crossed) so it is possible.

Just with missing pills.  If you miss a day of the pill you should never take double the next day.  Not good for you.  Just take one normally and be aware that you are not protected for 7 days from pregnancy.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Birth control is NOT the only solution for PCOS. Diet, exercise, losing weight (or gaining if you're underweight), Metformin, holistic remedies, etc. I absolutely hate it when doctors just put women on birth control instead of helping them heal because birth control could cause more issues down the road.

Check into other options and maybe find a new physician who wants to help you heal and have a baby! I'm pregnant with #4 and I have PCOS.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Talk to your doctor about medications other than oral contraception that will treat your PCOS while allowing you to possibly conceive. Women being treated for PCOS do have children...there are meds available to help you.
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Pregnancy Community

Top Pregnancy Answerers
13167 tn?1327194124
Austin, TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.