Endometriosis UK
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Feeling very down :(

I HATE endometriosis.

I HATE knowing the fertility statistics.

Seeing as I have endometriosis and my boyfriend has a low sperm count, I am petrified about the idea of pregnancy. I want a child so badly but the idea of something going wrong or me having a miscarriage is so scary.

I know I have to be positive about it all, but it just makes me so sad that women have to deal with the vile condition which affects their lives completely.

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Please don't get too down. I've got stage 4 endo, and never thought I'd be able to have a baby, but here I am sat 9 days overdue and will be induced on Sunday.

I'm not saying it's not going to be hard -I had 2 laps followed by 2 rounds of IVF, but if it's something you really want, you'll find the strength to get over these hurdles. The best I thing I did to control my fear was to get specialist advice so I could come up with a plan, and then just take each step on the plan and don't look too far ahead. Good luck x


Thank you so so much for this message! I'm so happy for you and your little one! Xx


I too have Endo and an OH with low sperm count it's not a nice feeling thinking about all the hurdles we may have to get over just to have a baby when it comes to easy and naturally to most women. But we will get there one way or another. Stay positive :-)


Thank you! I'm just so annoyed that we have to deal with these awful conditions!


I have stage four endometriosis topped with very low fertility. I was given a less than 5% chance of ivf working, but it did - twice. I have two daughters. With regards the low sperm count - all they need is one sperm to fertilise the egg during icsi, which is ivf for couples where the sperm count is low. SparklyT's advice is spot on. Very best of luck. Xxx


Thank you so much for replying. I'm so happy for you and your two little girls! X


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