In some cases, IVF is the best option. I know a couple who went straight to IVF. They said they did not bother with injections or SO-IUI, I can't remember the details but the man said something like "we knew we wanted to go for IVF right at the start", they went for it and were successful first time. After giving birth, IVF again, again successful, and their 2nd child is going to be born soon. I think the man told me they are slightly older (he did not elaborate so maybe his sperm has low motility which then only IVF can work). They used the famous Dr Tan Heng Hao of KK.Hi there..
I was diagnosed with PCOS for several years and back then i brushed it aside as i was just 18YO and was single. I knew that it was a condition that attributed to my weight gain, horrible skin and excessive hair growth. Fast forward today, i have done a surgery to remove cyst from my ovary and the gynae did some procedure that was suppose to help PCOS patients ovulate ( I think it is puncturing holes in the ovary or something or that sorts).
I used to be on BCP to regulate my menses and i could only treat the symptoms of my PCOS (e.g. waxing for hair growth, diet and skincare for skin). Unfortunately exercise only got me 'fitter' but not so much weight loss. Apparently it is a double edged sword to be overweight and have PCOS because you need to lose weight to solve the PCOS or solve PCOS to lose weight.
My husband and I are considering options for fertility since we know of this condition. I have yet spoken to any gynae yet. I did not really liked the gynae who did my surgery so i dont think i will be going back to her. I was hoping to hear from people who have battled with PCOS and what sort of treatment are they seeking, successful or non successful stories. I dont know if i should seek TCM? or should i go to a gynae and be prescribed with medication/surgery to attempt to conceive. I know IVF would be a costly procedure and a long commitment too.
Thanks in advance
How much did you pay? Any reasons that you would rather choose Thomson first and forego the subsidies than go to KK or NUH? Just asking for my own research.@thefifis. I'm not sure for you, but I feel more assured if I have a plan. Hubby and I have tried to conceive naturally since early 2014 but no success and I felt like we were lost without any direction and the stress trying to "hit the target" every month has taken a toll on me. (And hubby cos he has to endure my crying). Yes, and the endless questions doubled the stress for me. Family members (Brother in law and cousins) who got married after me conceived within months of their wedding which made matters worse for me even though I am happy for them. IUI/IVF is mentally and emotionally draining. I dont't find it physically painful, probably just slight discomfort.. it's just a process to follow through. It's good that you have a plan to try naturally until end of the year. Wishing you lots of luck!
@babysparkling.. I did it at Thomson, private clinic. I dont't think it's compulsory to do IUI first. You should be able to go straight to IVF. Many people have done that.