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Likelihood of miscarriage

Hi all,

I know it’s a touchy subject, has anybody fell pregnant and then had a miscarriage? It’s something that I’m worried about and don’t know if there is a higher risk?

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Hello, I did but at that time I didn’t know I had endometriosis as it wasn’t diagnosed until years later. I do wonder if it made a difference. I can’t answer your question but it’s a genuine worry for you to have. On a positive note, I know people with endometriosis who have had straight forward pregnancies. X

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Thank you for your advice, I really appreciate any knowledge I can get, it’s not the same asking the doctor this x

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Your welcome. I have found loads of useful information on here. It’s good to hear from others who understand. X

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Yes exactly, sometimes it feels like the professionals don’t take you seriously or just try and palm you off x

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Hi,

I’ve very recently had a miscarriage (last week) and I wondered if my endo had affected it as I had seen an article on the bbc saying that women with endo are at higher risk of miscarriage. I asked the nurses at the hospital but they said that unfortunately there’s no way to know and 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in a miscarriage. I’m sorry that’s not more reassuring and I completely understand the concern - it’s somwthing I’m now very worried about if i was lucky enough to fall pregnant again. However, there are many women who have endo and have children so I’m trying not to worry too much! X

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I had a miscarriage at 16 weeks with my second pregnancy, what I didn't know was that I was carrying twins, 20 weeks later I gave birth to a perfect baby girl. This was 1986/7 when scans were only carried out if there were concerns.

My daughter had threatened miscarriage with my grandson, but he's a healthy 9 year old now; however, she has been unable to conceive since and has had two ectopic pregnancies, along with 10 other miscarriages :( and is now awaiting a hysterectomy after finally seeing a specialist who listens.

But, I know others, without severe endometriosis who carried to term and had multiple births. So, enjoy your pregnancy, take all the care possible to keep your miracle safe and good luck with the birth! :)

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I am 42 now and had 2 kids after 35 with IVF. I had 4 miscarriages before that due to Endo. I know that for sure as I kept getting pregnant on my ovaries instead of my womb. My fallopian tubes obviously like to push everything the wrong way back into my abdomen instead of into the uterus. This meant that I miscarried within the 10 first weeks every time. I did some research and there is an unexplained link between Endo and miscarriage, which my GP confirmed. Hopefully you can keep trying and find a doctor who can explain things specifically relating to your situation?

My two kids were through ivf, but everything worked the first time and was quite straightforward. As the other post suggests there are many varied situations as Endo messes with each of us differently.

Best of luck

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A consultant once said to me it was because my hormones weren’t at normal levels which was possibly linked to the endometriosis. I did go on to have one successful but difficult high risk pregnancy but with consultant care my daughter was born at full term. Good luck it’s possible!

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My first pregnancy ended with a missed-miscarriage at 10+6 weeks. It had taken a long time to get pregnant and was devastating. At the time I didn't know I had endo. I was diagnosed with endo about 6 months later and was referred for surgery but then the following Tuesday I found out I was pregnant again. I was very worried about it happening again but I now have a very happy and healthy two and a half year old daughter. I don't know if that helps at all but I wanted you to know that miscarriage is a possibility but so is a healthy baby.

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