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Husband looking to help my wife

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:05 am
by scott1989
Howdy!

I have been trying to do some research into PCOS as my wife was recently diagnosed with some follicles on her ovaries.

I am doing my best to support her but she tends to try and push me away, we are trying to conceive and have been doing some ovulation tests but the tests have come up negative since been doing them for the last 3-4 weeks and her normal late period as her cycle recently has been around 48 days I think? it turned up only a day late then what it should have done on her old cycle.

How can I give her more support? Is there anything else we could do to boost our chances?

Sorry to pester this forum just looking for help as I don't quite understand all the terms yet.

Re: Husband looking to help my wife

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:57 pm
by Hols969
How have you been testing for ovulation - ovulation predictor kits are notoriously unreliable for pcos ladies so get her to look at the fertilityfriends website to learn about taking temperature as it is the most accurate. The other thing to mention is a period doesnt mean you are ovulating and you can ovulate without a period too (nice an confusing) so ignore periods basically.

One thing also not to worry about is the length of her cycle, if she always has 48 day ones then there is a good chance she is ovulating, anything over 2 days of your wife's normal probably means she isnt. I was anything from 2-11 days late and rarely ovulated.

You can be referred to fertility after 6 months as pcos is a known fertility issue. It is pretty rare not to conceive just because of pcos though and our egg quality remains better for longer so you can be getting on for 40 before it starts to decline. Some ladies conceive naturally and some need extra help but you WILL get there in the end.

Make sure both your diets are good including yours as 1/3 of fertility issues are now men (my hubbie took the Boots Vit C and zinc tablets and his wrigglers improved by over 100% in a year so may be worth being doubly sure by you going on them)

Make sure she cuts out all white carbs as they are the route of all evil when it comes to PCOS, also as much sugar as poss and avoid processed food too. BMI needs to be below 30 to get fertility assistance as well so that is something to consider too.

You will get there, it can be tough though and your wife will now be thinking that you may want to leave her because she cant conceive so she just needs reassuring really that that isnt the case (as you will get there in the end anyway!!)