This is a strange one I guess. I am trying to find some statistics to see how long it is likely to take me to get pregnant/what are my chances of getting pregnant.
This is because my BF doesn't want to have a baby before he is 35yo (in 3 years) and he asked me the “statistics”.
I am at loss with his question, but I am trying my best to get some answers.
- I am 31 years old
- I have endometriosis stage 3 (spots of endo, a few nodules, scar tissue and adhesion pretty much everywhere in the lower abdomen, but it was removed in 2011 with a “normal” looking inside. I will probably have a third lap next year as symptoms are now back)
- Polycystic ovaries (30+ cysts)
- Retroverted uterus
- I tried to conceive unsuccessfully for about 2 years when I was 25-27yo, including two courses of induced ovulation (clomid +ovitrelle) (I never got pregnant)
I didn’t find much data in terms of statistics and timeline of successful pregnancies of women with endometriosis, classified by age and severity of the disease. Could anyone help with this?
On top of that, I need to take the administrative aspect into consideration too. How long does it take to get referred to an Assisted Conception Unit?
I am planning to move (maybe in 6 months from today) to a borough where the NHS funds 3 courses of IVF if I have been living in the borough for over 12 months. Does that mean that I could still have access to other treatments before the 12 months?
All of that to say that I am trying to guess:
1.how long should I allocate from the initial GP appointment, to the moment where the assisted conception unit would start the treatment
2.And then, what are my chances to conceive once I start the treatments
3.I also wonder at what rate my fertility declines each year and affects my chances of getting pregnant.
This is an open and messy thread, I don’t realistically expect anyone to bring straight answers. Any advice would help really as I am also in great need of emotional support…