I was diagnosed with endometriosis 2 years ago after years of painful periods, pain during the month, horrific heavy bleeding, ovarian cysts! Endo is in our family and although I knew what I had it's still a battle to get a diagnosis.
After various hysteroscopys and laparoscopy I finally got the diagnosis and was advised if we wanted children we needed to hurry up with our decision.
After trying for a baby with no success I was worried maybe we had left it too late and endometriosis would scupper any plans for a family. We visited a fertility consultant only to be told we had to try for another year before we could have any help (I broke down in this appointment) I had all but given up hope but little did I know that during this appointment I was probably pregnant.
We now have our gorgeous baby girl and I just want all the ladies out there trying for a family struggling with endometriosis to not give up hope.
It can be a long road with many set backs but it can happen and Godwilling will happen for all of you.
I also believe my iron levels had big part to play and recommend ladies get your levels checked where possible. My extremely heavy periods would leave me feeling faint and would need iron tablets regularly to help keep iron levels up but these always upset my stomach so could never get enough in me to make a difference. Eventually after having an iron infusion I had good levels of iron and not long later conceived.
Don't give up hope xxx