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April’s Story (PCOS)

April's Story PCOSHello, my name is April. I’m 19 years old, almost 20. I found out I had PCOS when I was about 17. I noticed I wasn’t having periods. I just thought it was because I got off the depo shot, which was no good. Then I found out I have PCOS.

Me and my fiance wanted to have kids, so I went to the doc, and she told me I had PCOS and that it will be very hard for me to get pregnant. She said if I got pregnant, I would have a 99.9% chance of losing the child. I was very scared and still am.

It’s very hard to ever imagine I may not have kids, and it hurts, but I believe if God wants me to have a kid, he will bless me. But till this day, me and my fiance have not gotten anywhere.

But I don’t want the young ladies out there like me to give up. Keep praying and fight like a girl! 🙂

April
Tennessee
Submitted 03/27/2015

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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4 comments

  1. I’m sorry to say this, but that’s utter rubbish. My PCOS is hereditary, my sister, mother and grandmother have/had it. So the thing is, my grandmother has 4 children, my mother 2 of us, and my sister got married recently. So, don’t trouble yourself by thinking you’ll lose the child!

    Regular exercise with an added bonus of Yoga can help battle this! I am not trying to dis your physician’s theory, but I’m merely saying if that were true for everyone, there wouldn’t be three generations of women in my family!

    Don’t lose heart, and don’t believe what one doctor says, no matter how much faith you have in them. Get a second or third opinion.

    PS: my cousin had it too, and she has two healthy (touchwood) and roly-poly sons!
    PPS: my gynec said that the first child is usually what gets rid of this condition for good!

  2. I am only 19 and found out I had pcos at age 18.. I am insulin restient vitamin d def. And vitamin b 12 def. The doc also told me I have a high risk of losing a baby but didn’t say I can’t get preg. She gave me med. To take to help mi pcos and it’s looking good mm if u want a baby then watch ur health, eat right , and ask for med. It will help 🙂 but don’t give up on trying for a baby an don’t be scared! If it’s ment for u to have a baby it will, remember ur not alone!

  3. Today i was diagnosed with PCOS i am 15 and am well….scared. any advice?

  4. HI, April.

    Was looking through the site and stumbled to your post.

    I was 16 when I started having my period (yeah, I know, late bloomer), 22 when I was diagnosed with PCOS. Always had irregular menstrual cycle (oligomennorhea) but I wasn’t worried as long as I had my period at least twice a year.

    I got married at 29 and got pregnant immediately after (conception was traced back to a week after the wedding). Delivered a healthy baby boy 8 1/2 months later (my water bag burst early or my baby boy would have been brought full term at 3.5kg).

    Anyway, the point of my story is to cheer you on for your strength. Just because you have PCOS doesn’t mean that you can’t get pregnant naturally or bring to term your baby. Before I got married, I was honest with my fiance about my condition and he was very supportive. We decided to leave things to God and not to stress ourselves out. That was probably the deciding factor. After all, stress does exacerbate the situation. Oh, yeah. We got pregnant the day after we returned from our honeymoon.

    Things will come when the time is right. Currently, there a lot of options open for people like us. The right medication will help with regulating your cycles and there are options on fertility treatments that may up your chances to be as good if not better than other ‘normal’ women in conceiving.

    Dun give up, girls.

    We are women. We are strong.

    Monique
    28/08/15

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