I was first diagnosed with endometriosis is 2005 through a laparoscopic surgery. I found ways to manage the pain and symptoms through diet and exercise and was miraculously able to conceive our daughter naturally in 2012.
Because of this I didn’t think twice about our ability get pregnant again.
After two and a half years of trying to conceive our second baby, I had an additional laparoscopy. During that surgery the doctors found extensive endometriosis and scar tissue and diagnosed me with a frozen pelvis.
If we wanted to have another baby we needed to consider IVF.
IVF is an emotional and confusing journey to be on. It involves frustration, mourning, confusion, pain and more ups and downs than I can possibly describe.
I felt alone for much of my IVF journey. I didn’t know many people who had been through it and I was scared to make myself emotionally vulnerable by putting my story out there.
I want to change that for other people going through it, which is why I chose to share my IVF and endometriosis story here.
Please know you are not alone. There is hope, even in the lowest of times! I hope my story shines some light on the IVF experience for you.