Lucinda's Story - Trying to conceive after years of Endometriosis
As a woman who has struggled with endometriosis for many years, my fertility journey has been a bumpy ride.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it. This caused me pain, inflammation and problems with my fertility. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in my early twenties, after years of struggling with painful periods and pelvic pain. I have had several surgeries to remove the tissue, but the pain persisted and my doctor informed me that my chances of conceiving naturally were slim.
After many years of trying to conceive, my husband and I turned to fertility treatments. We tried several rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI) without success, and eventually decided to pursue in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
The IVF process was physically and emotionally draining, but after several rounds, we finally received the news we had been praying for – I was pregnant. The joy and relief we felt were indescribable.
It's been one year since Holly was born and 10 years since my endometriosis diagnose. My symptoms that came with endometriosis vaniced a few moths before giving birth. Holly and my amazing husband are the light of my life and the reason I fought so hard to conceive.
I am grateful for the lessons my fertility journey taught me about perseverance, hope, and strength. To other women who are struggling with endometriosis or infertility, It will all be ok, and in the moments were it feels like it won't, keep going you will get there.