Endometriosis and fertility. It’s one of our biggest searches, when trying to conceive – and no surprise there, given around 10% of women will have endometriosis during their reproductive years. That, plus the now outdated guidance that getting pregnant with endometriosis will ‘likely’ be a struggle. Put simply, every case is unique, and endometriosis is by no means a hard stop on fertility.
Endometriosis and fertility
Endometriosis UK note that even with severe endometriosis, ‘natural conception is still possible’ and that an estimated ‘60-70% of those with endometriosis can get pregnant spontaneously.’
We love a tool kit, and concrete, practical steps we can take to move our TTC journey forward. Whether it’s endometriosis (if so, do check out the potential significance of BCL6 and testing), PCOS, both or something else, it’s about advocating, and going after the latest in gold standard treatment.
Getting pregnant with endometriosis requires a focused action plan, tailored to your age, condition, the stage you’re at, and your fertility goals. And for action planning, time and again we look to the team at TFP Fertility UK, for full-service treatment, and a plan completely dedicated to us as individual cases.
We caught up with TFP Fertility UK Medical Director Dr James Hopkisson to put together the deep-dive endometriosis and fertility toolkit. From age factor to specialist treatment, the role of diet and more, this is the plan to pin, share and refer back to.
Over to Dr Hopkisson (and catch our endometriosis and fertility Q&A once you’re done).