Question: Hi. Thanx for the help. I got pregnant last time after taking the morning after pill(p2). What could have caused it or what made it not work? AT THE 7TH month the baby died in the womb,the doctor told me its due to placental abruption so am still wondering what happened? Would be glad if you help me understand. M. (UK)
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Question: I have polycystic ovaries (PCOS) but my periods are regular. I have been trying to conceive for over 15 months now and I have been checking BBT and results indicate that I am ovulating. What could be the reason why I am not conceiving? T.A. (New Zealand)
Answer: The problem of sub-fertility that appear to go hand in hand with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is not clearly understood. It is certainly the case that many women with signifinant PCOS have a readily identifiable problem of erratic ovulation. For such women, administration of ovulation induction medication such as Clomiphene (Clomid) is the obvious thing to do. However, there is strong evidence that lack of regular ovulation is not the only problem causing sub-fertility for women with PCOS. Other factors which remain largely obscure appear to be at play also. Another issue in your particular case is your apparent reliance on measuring basal body temperature (BBT) to determine ovulation.
Though useful, BBT is far from reliable. You should therefore look at getting a blood test for levels of progesterone in the luteal phase of your menstrual cycle. That is a much mre reliable way of checking whether you are indeed ovulating. Your regular cycles would suggest that you probably are. If the blood tests results also support this, it may be time to see a fertility specialist for appropriate targeted investigations on the cause of your apparent subfertility. The PCOS may turn out to be a red herring!
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Light vaginal bleeding at 12 weeks pregnant
Addendum: i am 12 weeks pregnant and having a light bleeding... i cannot go to doctor or any hospital...is there any home remedy for this??please answer me as soon as possible.. I'll b grateful.. A. (UK)
Answer: OK, this sound like threatened miscarriage. As a rule, there is nothing that needs to be done in threatened miscarriage as you cannot influence what happens eventually. The bleeding does eventually stop but unfortunately for 1 in 10, this sort of development is a prelude to pregnancy loss. If this was going to happen, nothing can be done to change the course of events. I am, however, a little concerned about your comment that you cannot go to a doctor or any hospital. I would not want to pry as for the reasons for this but this suggests to me that you probably have not even had a booking scan and therefore do not have the basic information about your pregnancy. Information such as confirmation of the gestation, number of babies, viability etc. If that is the case< I would strongly urge you to find a way of getting medical attention. My best wishes.