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  • naturegal
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    My IC was in remission throughout pregnancy and for 8 years after. I have been told that the hormonal and immune system changes were favorable for my IC. I wish you the best!

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  • gsd715
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    Pregnancy would not be life threatening for me. Just met with one of my two uro/gynos and he is going to do a laparoscopy (for the Endo), cystoscopy and a pudendal nerve block on Nov 15th. Would be sooner but insurance is being slow plus my husband will be out of town. I also discovered on a recent ultrasound I have a few follicular cysts on my right ovary. 1 of the cysts is almost as big as my ovary. I have had this issue for years but only now my base family doctor (husband is Active Duty) mentioned the possibility of PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome). Its frustrating because i have to go through 3-4 doctors to deal with all this when I used to only have 1!. So now the game plan is after I am healed from surgery we are going to start trying. I am off all my meds and on only B class meds and hating life. mainly from the pain caused by the Endo. My uro/gynos refuse to do instills during pregnancy because they said its unsafe but I think they are just scared of a law suit because im their only patient in child bearing age. Plus they will only do my instills 3 times a week every couple months and they make me wait at the doctors office for 30 minutes because they have never heard of someone putting Elmiron in the instill until me. Im used to doing instills 3 times a week every week for the last 2 years.

    so now my question is, how did OB's handle your pregnancy with the IC? do you recommend natural childbirth or c-section?

    I appreciate the replys, sorry for the late response. I didnt realize I had replies.

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  • needsrelief
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    wow I cant believe that your dr's are discouraging you from having a baby (unless it would be life threatining). but it doesnt seem like it is. I would just go for it and find a doctor who will be able to assist you ....not discourage you. Im TTC right now and the good thing is that you may go into remission while pregnant

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  • eyeliner128
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    Reply:

    I think that only you know for sure what's right for you, your relationship, your health and your life. My advice would be this:

    Endometriosis is known for coming back, sometimes with a vengeance. So if you've been on birth control for awhile and kept it at bay, and suddenly are going off of it, consider hormone therapy that will help take the place of birth control without actually preventing you from being pregnant. If the symptoms of endometriosis are too much to handle, perhaps now isn't the time to have a baby. Listen to your body - pain is its way of telling you that something isn't right. On another note, I've heard many stories of women who, upon becoming pregnant, experience complete remission.

    Again, I think it's important for you to think things through and not rush anything - as you know, our I.C. and Endometriosis-affected bodies are much more sensitive than those without these terrible diseases. I wish you luck!



    Molly

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  • gsd715
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    Considering Pregnancy but doctors are discouraging it

    I have NEVER wanted kids until recently. I realized that my husband and I would be good at it and that I just want 1 baby. Well I went off the pill and have been dealing with horrible shooting pains in the same area where my Endometriosis was removed Dec 09 and heavy spotting on and off for 3 weeks. Doctors are doing nothing for the pain other then an anti-inflammatory (Mobic) which isnt helping. So my question is how do those of you with IC (and Endometriosis) deal with pain while trying to get pregnant? We arent going to officially start trying until December when I am finally off all meds and turn off my InterStim. I appreciate any help or words of wisdom even if it is someone telling me to forget trying to have a baby.
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