Feel like giving up :(

Hi I'm 22 and I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis when I was 17 I've had 2 operations and me and my partner are desperate for a child I'm scared that I'm never ever going to be able to conceive naturally or even with help I know I'm infertile . Me and my partner have tried for 3 years and nothing has happened I see everyone around me pregnant or have children and that is all I want but I know it's never going to happe. How does everyone stay strong because I'm finding it very very difficult :(

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  • Hi. Have you been to your gp regarding the fertility side of things? Since you've been trying that long they will probably do some tests to check you are ovulating and check your partner's swimmers. If all looks on they should refer to a fertility dr to help diagnose what the problem is.

  • Yeah I have an appointment with the fertility clinic but I just feel so down about it how can I stay strong because I don't think it's ever going to happen for me

  • Endo is a shitty disease that robs us of so much. We are endo warriers and you can turn into an ivf warrior. We gave it a shot and got pregnant first ivf attempt (screw you endo!)

    I'm also 38 with only one ovary and dusty old eggs. You have age and egg quality on your side.

    I know so many couples that struggle to conceive its just that many people make out that its easy and its not.

    At least you have a path forward with the fertility clinic x

  • Look I was lucky enough to conceive naturally with severe endometriosis and I still say to this day it was because I conceived both not long after a lap. However my friend who had severe endo and polycistic ovaries was in same position and her husband had slow swimmers too she had hormone injections and 2 rounds of IVF was only when she went for her 3rd round and she found she was pregnant and done it naturally then an even bigger surprise came at ultrasound to find she was having twins then 3 years later she conceived again with another set of twins she had all but given up hope of becoming a mum but she did in the end so all I can say is don't give up hope and don't put to much pressure on yourself. Good luck x

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