Post # 1
So DH and I are starting TTC after my period, and I’m both super-excited and totally scared. Because of my medical history (endometriosis), I’ve been told it may be difficult/not possible to get pregnant, though my surgeon feels optimistic given that my tubes and ovaries are not effected by the endo. (Score one!)
So! Now I’m constantly looking for information on ways to (naturally) boost fertility. I’m changing my eating and exercise habits, learning about planned intercourse, etc etc etc.
I just want it to happen, and deep down inside I guess I’m afraid that it won’t. We both want a baby so badly.
Anyway, this post has no purpose except to reach out to everyone and say hi, and if anyone else out there with endo is going through TTC (or TTC with other medical issues), I’d particularly love to connect.
Post # 3
No endo but I just wanted to stop by and say good luck!!!
Post # 4
Hi! If you haven’t tried it already, Fertility Friend is a great app to get started on charting. While you’re learning, you can use the journal part to keep a reminder of how you’re feeling about everything.
Best of luck!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
@chercee: I’m in my 6th cycle ttc with Endo (Stage1-2). My surgeon was also confident we wouldn’t have any issues (not to be a downer!). If we don’t have any luck this cycle we’ll be seeing my specialist again in January.
Unfortunately my pain was getting worse each cycle off of the pill. I hope it’s not the endo getting worse again:( I found that taking low-dose baby asprin daily really helped me with the pain and (TMI) significantly reduced the huge amount of clotting I had with my periods. My pain was getting to the point it was before my lap:( Endo is also thought to cause issues with implantation, even at lower stages and this is thought to help reduce those issues, which is why I began it after 4 unsuccessful cycles with properly planned intercourse- the pain reduction was an unexpected benefit.
I started using OPK’s right away and charting after ttc 3 months and I love it. Chartingis so easy and helps me feel confident that I know what my body is doing- especially the fact that I know I’m ovulating regularly:) Feel free to reply or message me if you wanna chat about ttc with endo -I hope your ttc journey is short and sweet!
Post # 6
good luck and baby dust. i second using Fertility Friend.
Post # 7
I chose my weddingee name when DH and I began discussing TTC. I now have an absolutely adorable 3 month old baby boy who is the biggest joy in our lives. So you can see that the feeling is normal!!
Post # 8
Thanks to all of your for stopping by and wishing me luck! I also appreciate all the input!
I will definitely look into Fertility Friend. The suggestion is really appreciated.
@Aqualov: You’re not a downer! Really I appreciate the honesty. My surgeon is in the process of booking me in for a summer surgery as a back-up; he’s hoping we won’t need it, but if we do, at least the date will be there and we won’t be waiting another 6 months on top of that to get in. He’s also sending us to a fertility centre to do some baseline tests and rule out any addition complications, including at my husband’s end of things. I’m definitely scared to come off the pill, since it’s been so long and I don’t know what my pains will do. One thing I’m focusing on is following the Endo Diet again (when I followed it hardcore my pain was reduced/manageable), which I’ve heard can benefit fertility as well as make the endo bearable. Good luck to you! I’d love stay in touch 🙂