July 31, 2013

PCOS to Pregnancy: The risks in moving ahead

Our new plan is in action and we are counting our cycle days! I had our baseline ultrasound this week. The point of the ultrasound was to look for cysts or fluid that could be in the way of ovulation. The nurse also looked at my uterine lining to make sure it was not too thick or thin. Everything looked great! There were no cysts (yay!). My left ovary was full of follicles which are the sacs that hold the egg.

The nurse did warn me that at my next ultrasound (pre-ovulation) my not be good news for me. She said if there were more than 4 eggs ready to be released they may advise me to skip this cycle for pregnancy. The Ovidrel shot will aid in making sure the eggs are released and ovulation happens. If there are more than 4 eggs released my chance of multiple pregnancies increases dramatically thanks to the shot.

I really have mixed feelings about this. I would be okay with twins (I think), but anything more than that would be hard to wrap my mind around! Not to mention my husband is really worried about the effects that multiple pregnancies has on the body of the mother. But I can't help but thinking that I don't want to skip a cycle! By the time ovulation occurs, we will have poured over $500 in out of pocket expenses to this cycle alone and let's not forget about the time! I'm getting impatient!

So let's all cross our fingers that we don't have make that decision when the time comes! Let's all hope that ovulation occurs and there are only a few eggs. I'll keep you posted! I'm pretty sure that waiting until the end of the first trimester to announce a pregnancy would be pretty hard thanks to this series. :)

I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival.   I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad.  I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.

3 comments:

If it was me, I'd take the risk. but obviously, may not be what the Dr. Recommends... it would be so hard to wait though. thinking nothing but good thoughts for you.

Praying for you! It is so hard to wait when you want another child. Hoping that you get to share some happy news with us in the next couple of months! Lots of hugs.

Good Luck, mama! No matter what decision you make, I'm sure it will be the right one :) Sending you lots of baby dust! Can't wait to see where your story goes!