I am new to the forum. Have EDS type 3, POTS, syncope and for the last 3 years been through hell. Finally getting some answers but it's been tough. With everything that happened the last few years (falling ill, loosing my job, having to relocate back to my mum's in rural middle of nowhere I wasn't in the right space to date) hence it now happens that I find myself 37, single and looking into egg freezing. The odds are not great anyway given my age/actual antral follicle count and AMH level but I am beginning to look into research into EDS and POTS and pregnancy and would LOVE to hear from anyone whose had experience of the following:
1) EDS/POTS and pregnancy/natural conception - did you have issues? did you carry to term or where you prem? did you notice issues with pain/fatigue and or complications?
The research seems to suggest some hormone changes can help EDS and I have found some posts suggesting no issues with pregnancy.....other seem to suggest greater risk of miscarriage
2) Has anyone with POTS/EDS had a miscarriage or issues with labour?
I am aware that those with EDS/POTS issues may require more support than usual in looking after a baby and coming from a single parent family background I don't think I want to do it on my own. But it appears I may not have many options so am currently exploring the possibility of eff freezing with view to then, in the future, re-implanting either egg/embryo when I am either in a relationship or with more other emotional/financial support. Excluding the genetic component (I have EDS type 3 and aware there is a 50% chance of passing it on) and the usual stats on abnormality in embryo/egg quality in later age, is there anyone out there with insider knowledge or research on this?
3) has anyone undergone IVF and seen interruption in cycle and or issues with different hormones for either EDS/POTS?
I think if having aggressive IVF treatment to release a number of viable eggs I need to know more about the impact of hormones and/or when your body things it has extreme PTS and EDS/POTS and also would love to hear if there are any examples of better meds etc
Many thanks everyone!