Nov 17, 2005
When I was 16 I had very irregular and
painful periods, I was diagnosed with PCOS without any
examinations and was told I would never conceive so
I may as well give up on the pill. I was so angry that
I cried for two days.
After several contraception free years I realised I
hadn't gotten pregnant and understood that the doctor
must have been right. Just two weeks after reaching
this conclusion I had to return home from work as I
was so ill with suspected gastroenteritis.
The doctor found nothing and I ended up in A&E
(Accident and Emergency). I was almost 5 months pregnant
and losing a twin! That was the first shock. Two months
later, at only 31 weeks I went into labour, the second
shock! 9 hours later I delivered a boy, weighing over
7lbs, another shock! He was followed the next year by
another boy, born at 36 weeks weeks weighing over 8lbs!
I was told that the best cure for PCOS was to sustain
a pregnancy, as the hormones produced and the bleeding
after delivery were the only way to clear all the cysts.
After all these years I have realised that you have
to trust your own instincts and take each slice of bad
news with some good. If I hadn't been so naïve,
I wouldn't be a mum now and if I had argued and demanded
more I may never have had children. So ask questions,
try other things and most of all, have fun while you're