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FaeFlower

412d

Although I have light PCOS, I'm worried about my chances of having children...I know I'm still young, but it's something that has crossed my mind. In addition, my WGS professor offhandedly mentioned that IUDs cause sterilization. Guess what I have implanted since my periods were so irregular and heavy? I do want to adopt or get a surrogate but if I can't afford that or I'm a single mom...then what? I just feel like I'm ruined already.

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    • FaeFlower

      384d

      @mexo im not sure a vegan diet would be feasible where I live. Considering that my local whole foods shut down, we're out of alternatives to walmart.

    • mexo

      395d

      I would recommend to stay off birth control take myo-inositol and adopt a vegan diet. I have ‘heavy’ PCOS lol, was only having 1-2 periods a year and now my periods are regular and I have managed to get pregnant

      • FaeFlower

        384d

        @mexo im not sure a vegan diet would be feasible where I live. Considering that my local whole foods shut down, we're out of alternatives to walmart.

      • Usurpedorchid

        395d

        @mexo There are a lot of different pills with myo-inositol so I was wondering what you use? I have tried a few but don't feel like they work like they should.

        • mexo

          394d

          @Usurpedorchid I use an Inositol Complex: Inositol Complex - Myo & D Chiro-Inositol Chromium and Folate

    • GooseMcDweeb

      412d

      IUDs don't cause sterilisation, there are plenty of reputable, peer reviewed studies and information available, your professor should keep their opinions to themselves. IUDs help many, many people with PCOS be able to have a much more comfortable quality of life, as I'm sure you're well aware. I personally have many ovarian cysts and I have gone for over a year at times without a period, I have conceived naturally (with a partner who had their own fertility issues) 8 times, and carried to term 4 times, that is without any kind of intervention and in my case with additional odds stacked against me. I was of the 'if it happens, it happens' school of thought, and not actively preventing though not actively trying. Something that seriously can affect the odds is stress. I understand though, I was told very young by my doctor that I would never be able to have children due to PCOS. Also to add, adoption as a single parent is entirely possible, as is using a surrogate parent. Any parent could become single, my advice would be to plan as a single parent if you have fertility issues, and welcome a perfect partner onboard the plan if it happens but don't deny yourself a much loved baby if they don't turn up in time. Surround yourself with love and support from family (inc. found) and friends.

    • Rebekah1213

      412d

      What do you mean by light PCOS?

      • FaeFlower

        412d

        @Rebekah1213 well my ob said that they found a few cysts and it's the reason why my periods would rarely appear and cause it to be extremely heavy.

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