I'm looking for advice about treatment for endometriosis after child birth. I'm expecting my first baby in November, conceived via IVF. I have stage 4 endometriosis, covering my entire pouch of Douglas, ligaments etc. I've not been told it has reached my bowels tho most of the pain stems from severe ibs type symptoms. My first lap was around 7 years ago and I was in theatre for many hours. After the op I was on the pill and only had pain during my period. When we decided to start trying for a baby and I came off the pill and started having a period every month the pain became horrendous. I had another lap last year to try and improve fertility, didn't get much of a report and I don't think much work was done to me as I recovered very quickly compared to last time. After this lap the pain became much worse and was daily. We ended up needing IVF which to our amazement worked! I have however continued to have endo pain throughout the pregnancy, tho no where near as bad as it was.
I'm now starting to wonder what the best course of action would be for me after the baby is born. I would like to try IVF again in the future, but probably not for at least two or three years.
Should I request another lap then go back on the pill? What treatment path have others gone on after having a baby? I'm so grateful that I'm at last going to be a mum but the thought of going back to that daily pain and having periods again terrifies me. Xx