Endometriosis and Conception

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by Luckymadon, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Luckymadon

    Luckymadon New Member

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    My daughter is 28 and married. She put off having children while building her career and now she and her husband wish to try and conceive. My worry about this is that my daughter has endometriosis.
    She always had heavy periods to the point of hemmorhaging and the pains she has make her nauseous and weak. I'm not sure if she CAN conceive, but I worry about her not being able to deliver without severe hemmorhaging and other complications.
    Is there anyone else here who suffers with this disorder who has conceived and given birth to a healthy child without complications. A heads up is all I need to ease my mind. Thanks.
     
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  2. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Active Member

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    My wife has the same condition when we planned for her to get pregnant. It seemed impossible so we sought the help of a specialist. She was prescribed fertility pills that would regulate her menstruation and perk up her ovaries to produce egg cells. Unfortunately, the fertility pill made her ovaries to go hyperactive that resulted in production of cysts. That was the reason why my wife did not get pregnant despite trying 3 times with fertility pills.
     
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    tallulah Active Member

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    I have a family member who suffers from this condition. In her teens up till her early twenties, she had heavy menstrual cycle with severe pain that lasted for days (sometimes up to seven days). She was on some sort of medication over the years which helped with the severe pain but not the heavy blood flow. But she didn't seem to have any issues conceiving as she had a child within two years of marriage. And last I heard, she no longer experiences painful periods as well. That seemed to disappear with the child birth.
     
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    Luckymadon New Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that about your wife. She must be heartbroken. My daughter uses birth control pills to try and ease the pain, but even they don't help. She and her husband were trying to get pregnant and I think they gave up. :(
     
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    I had no knowledge of endometriosis so I had to go online to do some research and what I've found is just so sad. About 30% of women with endometriosis have trouble getting pregnant. This can vary from reasons like scarring of the tubes and ovaries from endometriosis to
    problems with the quality of the egg.
    There is hope though since not all women with endometriosis are infertile. Many women have children without difficulty, have children before they are diagnosed, or eventually have a successful pregnancy.
     
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  6. Elsa

    Elsa Starlight Baby Employee Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear about your daughter's pregnancy issues.

    Have they consulted a doctor regarding her condition? If they have not, I would say they should go see one so her condition can be assessed and be advised of the best solution.

    We hope and pray things turn out for the better.
     
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    Elsa Starlight Baby Employee Staff Member

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    Happy to hear about your family member not having conception issues. It's truly heartbreaking not to be able to bear a child.

    I didn't have endometriosis when I was single but I did have very painful menstrual cramps. The cramps disappeared when I also had babies.
     
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    Risa Starlight Baby Employee Staff Member

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    I just want to share that I know someone who had this condition and now she has a child. She is my classmate in college. Way back college years, she was often taking high doses of pain relievers when menstruating just to manage going to school and to our hospital duties. When things got worse, she decided to have a check up with an OB. She was then diagnosed with endometriosis. Right after college, she decided to get married and try all possible things to get pregnant. I am just not sure if this is her personal desicion or as advised by her doctor. But luckily, she got pregnant and now she is a happy mother.

    I have also done a little research and most resources say that many women with endometriosis get pregnant and have babies. If so, they are to be closely monitored because the risk for complications are higher than the normal. I suggest your daughter see an Ob Gyn for a proper work up on her condition and to help her get pregnant.
     

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