TTC and Endo

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
5390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Probably the first thing I would do is sit down and talk to him about his timeline, and whether he will definitely be ready to TTC next month. The reason I say that is that with endo, it is only kept at bay while you are on hormonal treatment; as soon as you come off, it will start to grow and spread (as I’m sure you know0. So, if he’s going to keep stalling, this could create very real issues in terms of fertility, and a) he needs to be fully aware of that and b) he needs to be honest with you. If he isn’t ready just yet, that’s fine (you are both still young so there needn’t be a rush), but if that’s the case you need to go back on some form of hormonal contraceptive in the meantime.

With regards to getting pregnant with endo, the condition differs massively from woman to woman but in general, how severe it is tends to determine the impact it has on fertility. If you have minimal endo (stage 1), the impact is very small; with stage 4 endo, the impact is much bigger, and you may need to look into fertility treatment if you aren’t successful within a year, or, alternatively, laparoscopic surgery prior to TTC which boots fertility for 3-6 months. If you have stage 4 endo I would probably speak to your specilaist before TTC and cosnider going back on hormonal treatment until you have.

Otherwise, just do as you would do anyway: make sure that you’re as healthy as possible eg good diet, healthy weight, stop smoking if necessary etc 🙂

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