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Hi Im from the U.S. and I'm  18 and my and my 19 year old boyfriend are trying to have a baby but I have PCOS so my OBGYN said it would be very difficult to concieve plus I am missing my Infera Vena Cave from my kidneys down so my doctors do not think I could supply enough blood flow and oxygen to my baby. How do I increse my chances of getting pregnant I stopped my birth control and we dont use condoms and Im taking prenatal vitamans also would I possible be able to carry the baby at least for six months? Thank you so much for any reply thank you!

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Hello Devin from the U.S. (Florida),

If you in fact have PCOS, it means that the ovaries are not functioning correctly and so you don't ovulate regularly.  In that case, you will need to use fertility drugs to correct the problem to get you to ovulate.  PCOS patients do get pregnant spontaneously but it is more difficult.  In terms of carrying the pregnancy, I don't see any reason why you couldn't.  The uterus gets its blood supply from several different vessels.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program
www.montereybayivf.com

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG

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I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.

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I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

Organizations
American College of OB/GYN, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists,Resolve-National Chapter, Open Path - Northern California, Board of Directors Monterey Medical Society

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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wall Street Journal, Monterey Herald, SERMO, Women's Health and Fertility Blog

Education/Credentials
Medical Degree from Stanford University, Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Reproductive Training at Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco

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