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Wanda's Story
Posted 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 doing it!!


 


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