Your Doctor Diagnosed You With Infertility, Now What?

Source Endometriosis Foundation of America


For women who are diagnosed with endometriosis, and who hope to become a mother, the addition of an infertility diagnosis can be doubly devastating. Adding to that stress, choosing next steps to motherhood can be overwhelming. So, where does one begin? “Traditional OB-GYNs can examine if [patients are] ovulatory or not,” explains Dr. Karli Goldstein, an endometriosis excision specialist at Seckin Endometriosis Center. “They can do hormone testing on day two or three of their cycle, and the baseline fertility work up.” An OB-GYN may also perform a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), or a test to visualize any possible abnormalities in the uterine cavity or blockages in the fallopian tubes. Goldstein knows the process all too well. She has suffered through an infertility diagnosis stemming from Stage IV Endometriosis, and says she has explored every avenue to motherhood possible.


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India – Ending the option of carrying a child is about taking control of the body

Source:  HindustanTimes


American actress Lena Dunham’s poignant article in the March issue of the US Vogue about her decision to have her womb surgically removed at 31 when many young women begin considering having a baby is not just about her ending her decade-long battle against endometriosis.

It’s about choice and taking control of her body, even if it means ending the option of carrying a child.

The night before the surgery, when the nurse asked her one last time: “Is there any chance you could be pregnant?” The star of the TV series, Girls, said: “‘Well, not after tomorrow,’ I say. I wish there were a word for when nobody likes your jokes but you make them anyway.”

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