His words sounded harsh to me… “Your chance of falling pregnant with having endometriosis is reduced to only 25%.” I didn’t want to hear it or believe it. I was only 19 when I was told this and never considered how much this statement would haunt me until years later.
I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. The endometrial cysts had formed around my ovaries, within the fallopian tubes and all over my abdomen. I had never even heard of endometriosis and I certainly didn’t understand why my chances would be so dramatically reduced because of it.
Having dedicated my business to supporting women with endometriosis over the last 5 years, I want to share some reasons why it may be harder to fall pregnant with having endometriosis:
We have believed these messages for too long!
I am a great believer in the power of the mind and what we tell our bodies. It is our nervous system which controls our hormones and every bodily function within our body. So, if we tell our bodies that it is broken, that it can’t get pregnant and that everything is wrong with it, then that is exactly what it is going to create for us! I know how hard it is to believe and to trust in our body’s health and desire to feel better but we all need to know that there is a way forward.
My recommendation is to find success stories of women who have managed to get pregnant, even when they experienced endometriosis. Fill your head with messages of hope and possibility and stop repeating the message of, “You can’t get pregnant” in your mind over and over again.
There are genuine blockages in your body
Endometriosis causes stray endometrial cells to be dispersed within our abdominal cavity. These can be found in all sorts of places, including the fallopian tubes and on the ovaries. They create blockages which could prevent your eggs from being fertilized as sperm cannot physically get to the egg.
Some techniques which can alleviate these blockages:
- Mayan Massage techniques used to release the blockages gently and slowly.
- Use castor oil packs to allow the body to cleanse the cysts and create better circulation.
- Do regular vaginal steams and vaginal suppositories to allow the area to become less inflamed and heal.
- Take Serrapeptase for a minimum of 6 months.
Our bodies may be lacking in the right nutrients to allow us to hold onto a child
Many women with endometriosis find that they are able to get pregnant but then tend to experience repeated miscarriages. I believe this is due to a lack of the right nourishment within the body. Our bodies need so many vital nutrients to support a growing baby!
Some key nutrients which many women with endometriosis tend to be deficient in:
- Vitamin A,D,E & K
- Zinc and selenium
- Vitamin B group & vitamin C
The treatments given to women for endometriosis don’t encourage healthy pregnancy
I personally believe it is risky to jump straight off the pill and try to get pregnant. There are so many vital nutrients that the contraceptive pill saps from the body, which are needed for a healthy pregnancy, particularly folate and the B vitamins.
Allow your body to be healthy and strong before even trying to conceive. You will find the experience of being pregnant easier and you are also more likely to have a healthy, balanced child.
There are other factors to consider with having endometriosis, including genetic factors and possible fungal overgrowths within the body. Whatever the reason or the possible cause, we can always find a way to move forward. Trust in your body and its ability.