What I wish I knew about endometriosis before trying to get pregnant
March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, 31 days dedicated to understanding this painful disease.
, natural conception with endometriosis is possible."Many women with endometriosis can successfully conceive with their own eggs and carry healthy pregnancies to term," Talebian said.Dr. Brian Levine, founding partner and practice director of CCRM-NY, agreed.
"Given its prevalence in the population, many people are likely conceiving and having healthy pregnancies without knowing their diagnosis," he shared with TODAY."Given that the frequency of diagnostic surgeries for infertility are decreasing, far fewer patients are being diagnosed with endometriosis and are likely undergoing IVF for unexplained infertility, when endometriosis is likely the causative agent."
Endometriosis may put you at higher risk formiscarriage.Statistics show that one in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage, but I was still shocked when it happened to us. It felt particularly painful after battling infertility.“In cases of severe pelvic adhesions, endometriosis may compromise the growth of the uterus, as well as blood flow to the endometrium, increasing miscarriage risk,” Talebian shared, adding that endometriosis in some women may prematurely ‘age’ their eggs and increase the risk of chromosomal abnormalities and therefore miscarriage. “However, it is difficult to actually prove the endometriosis as the specific cause of miscarriage. If a miscarriage occurs and the pregnancy tissue shows abnormal chromosomes, we can not assume the woman has endo. Chromosomal abnormalities in the egg can be random and are more common in women over 35.” headtopics.com
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