Publication Date:
November 25, 2021

“I became a mom despite having a polycystic ovary”

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal imbalance, in which a woman's ovaries produce excess androgens or male hormones, affecting her ovulation. This disease can cause all kinds of problems in women who have it, from changes in the menstrual cycle to infertility. 

However, with the proper treatment, this won’t be an obstacle for you to become a mom. As it was in the case of Betzabe, who despite having this condition managed to have her baby. 

“I’m 40 and I spent 10 years trying to have a baby. I always knew that I wanted to be a mom, but I also knew that it was going to be a difficult road because from the age of 14 I had problems with my periods, they lasted a long time, they were too abundant and in order to control them I had to take contraceptives. In 2010 my sister got married and it didn’t take long for her to give us the news she was pregnant, at that moment I had the concern that I wanted to live that dream and start my family; I talked about it with my husband, but no matter how hard we tried, it didn’t happen, and when I was trying to get pregnant, it took me three years. 

I started to gain weight, I exaggeratedly grew hair on my legs and arms, something was not right. I went to my gynecologist but he gave me contraceptives again, he told me I had a polycystic ovary and that if I wanted to become a mom, the only alternative would be through In Vitro Fertilization. 

First they did a salpingogram around 2017, according to the doctor, I was going to achieve it later but nothing happened. There were many expenses between medicines, consultations, treatment and those were all of my savings. I saw advertisements of the Institute all the time on TV, but I thought it was not for me, that I was not going to be able to pay for it ever. 

At the beginning of the pandemic, I received the insurance money and decided to bet everything on a treatment. I had nothing to lose and I had just turned 39, so it was now or never. On my first visit, they told me that my tubes were blocked and that’s why I couldn’t get pregnant. The day I traveled to Guadalajara to start my treatment I had a very beautiful dream. I saw my grandmother giving me a baby and somehow that calmed me down, gave me a peace and a confidence that I cannot explain. It is a very complex process, but fortunately, I had my husband and family by my side. On the day of the transfer, they placed 3 embryos in me and when I went for my test, it was positive! I was incredulous, I felt everything at the same time: excitement, anguish, happiness… 

After so many negatives, disappointments, I had finally succeeded, I was pregnant! The day my child was born, I was reborn and learned to see the world in new colors. Having him in my arms was a dream come true. We have been together for 7 months and it is what I love the most, it does not compare to anything. "

Becoming a mother despite having a polycystic ovary is possible!

If you feel identified with this story and you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, or you are going through some other problem to have a baby, don't worry, we are here to help you. 

The essential thing is you must go to your specialists, who will determine what is preventing you from becoming a mom.

At Ingenes, we have an Initial Program for all women who have decided to live their motherhood and are willing to do everything to achieve it. A program that focuses on identifying what is hindering your dream. 

As we get to know you better we will draw up a personalized treatment plan for you to have your baby, which will be carried out by a multidisciplinary team of embryologists, andrologists, gynecologists with a subspecialty in Reproductive Biology, among others.

Come with us and schedule your Initial Program, let us help you take your baby home.

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