My husband & I have been told it will be impossible for us to have children naturally. I have severe endometriosis and have had two laparoscopic surgeries to remove it. The last was at the end of March, when we were told it went well (all the endo was removed)
However, after an internal scan I've been told I have an 'extremely low' egg reserve. They say they can only see one follicle. This may be down to the surgery, however I remember being told this last year also so I fear it's down to the endometriosis, as I must have had it for years.
The NHS have said they will not fund a round of IVF unless I have 4+ follicles. They said they'd scan us again at the end of May and if I have grown more, they will consider giving us treatment. If not, they won't as I am not a 'trustworthy candidate'. We don't mind paying, the upsetting part to this is the message they are sending out. That with only one follicle, we are unlikely to be successful.
Is this the case? Is it impossible? Can you have a baby with only one follicle and very few eggs? Has anyone else managed it?
As I say, we don't mind paying - we just want a baby and want a shot at using my eggs.