Endometriosis symptoms can wreck havoc on your body and life — not that you need me to tell you that. What's even worse about this condition is how few medical answers there are for women suffering from the physical and psychological pain associated with this condition. How to cope with endometriosis when trying to get pregnant is just one of the questions women suffering from endometriosis ask themselves.
A little background information. According to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, there are 176 million women affected by endometriosis. And because endometriosis has no cure, women afflicted with it are used to the power of managing symptoms as a solution to dealing the condition, which is indeed a challenge of its own. One of the most frightening symptoms of endometriosis is the possibility of infertility, according to Mayo Clinic. To make matters worse, doctors don't really know why this is. However, the United States Department of Health and Human Services theorizes that endometrial growths can prevent sperm from uniting with the egg, or that lining of the uterus is not as strong as it could be, thus preventing the potential to carry a baby to term. This is why trying to conceive when you have endometriosis can be a drag, to say the least.
Having said that, there are many women with endometriosis who conceive and carry babies to term. OB-GYN and board member of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation David Adamson told Everyday Health that one-third of women with endometriosis will easily conceive without any fertility treatment at all. And Adamson added that, with treatment, most women with endometriosis will eventually get pregnant. So, peruse the following for tips on how to cope with getting pregnant if you have endometriosis.