I'm just looking for some advice / shared experiences from anyone who has endometriosis and how / if this has affected their pregnancy at all?
Cutting an extremely long story short I have stage 4 endo and it has controlled my life since starting my periods at age 13 🙄 (now 30, pregnant with first child via ivf/ icsi)
My main concern atm is that for the past 6/7 years I have had problem after problem with my back and back pain as it has fused part of my bowel to my muscle wall of my back to the left hand side of my spine. I've had three unsuccessful surgeries to try and separate this bit but have been told by bowel specialist that they can't do it without my bowel tearing and ending up needing a colostomy bag for the rest of my life.
Obviously now that I'm pregnant I'm very aware that all your insides move around to accommodate baby and I'm terrified of the potential pain and tearing etc that may be caused as baby gets bigger.
I did ask my midwife about all this at my booking appointment but she sat staring at me blankly and didn't have a clue so has referred me to a specialist consultant again so I'm on a 4 month waiting list to see him/her (at which point I'll already be 6 months pregnant 😂👍🏼)
So I guess in the mean time I'm just looking for stories of your experiences of pregnancy and endo to understand how it's affected others?