Endometriosis is one of the main diseases that affect women's reproductive health and their ability to conceive, many times it is not diagnosed in time and this can lead to mismanagement during any Assisted Reproduction treatment.
Although women who suffer from it are able to get pregnant and have children, it is important that they are properly monitored by reproductive health experts to avoid any situation that could jeopardize their wellbeing.
Learn about Blanca's story and how she was able to have her baby while suffering from this problem.
"I am 35 years old and in 2015 a doctor told me the worst thing you can hear when you are trying with all your heart to be a mom: 'You have endometriosis and 0% chance of having a baby, you will never be able to be a mother.' My husband and I got married and wanted to wait to have a family because we thought that, whenever we wanted to, we would be able to have a baby.
In 2015 we went on vacation and I started feeling sick, I thought I was pregnant. When I went to the doctor he told me I wasn't, they did tests, a very painful hysterosalpingography, and after that he told me I would never be a mom. I never expected to go through something like that. We went to another clinic and they said that my problem was different, that it was hormonal, and that with surgery in four months I could have children.
How can they lie to you like that? We trusted and started with medication and scheduled intercourse, but the stress of partner stress, the desperation and the excitement that comes up every month as you delay, and then test after test after test and they come back negative, it's all very painful. I had my life together, but I wanted to be a mother with all my being.
Someone who went through the same thing told me she had gone to the Institute, to try and we came in 2018. They gave me a diagnosis I had never been given before: 'You have polycystic ovary, but you can still be a mother.' The truth, I didn't believe them.
It was very hard to trust the doctors again, but I felt cared for and good with the treatment, they and the nurses were always there, they kept their promise, and my test came back positive from my first IVF!
I was still very scared the first few months, I thought something would happen, I didn't realize I was pregnant until the fourth month, when they told me it would be a girl. When I heard that Maria Eugenia cried at birth and I could rest. They brought her to me and I gave her her first kiss, then everything became real! She is perfect and being a mom is better than I thought, it is unimaginable! The connection my daughter and I have created is simply indescribable."
If you also have endometriosis, or any other condition, and you are determined to fight for your dream of becoming a mother, remember that in order to achieve it, it is very important to have the diagnosis of a fertility specialist, who will give you an expert opinion and a personalized recommendation to help you have your baby.
At Ingenes we have an Initial Program for all women who, like you, want to be moms and are willing to do everything to achieve it. A program that focuses on identifying the causes that have prevented you from achieving that dream before, and outlining a plan that takes into account each of your previous attempts and your complete reproductive health.
This is the path that will lead you to your little star, trust us and we will help you fulfill your dream of bringing your baby home.
"My experience with Ingenes was very calming all because of the staff, they were welcoming and made you feel at ease with everything."
Ingenes McAllen, TX.