Getting Pregnant with Endometriosis

More difficult? Likely so. Impossible? Absolutely not! OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Gleaton explains everything you need to know when trying to conceive with endometriosis.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

For most of us, many negative emotions surface when thinking of the word “puberty,” from marked acne to mood swings — and most notable our monthly cycle. Unfortunately, these early menstrual cycles are often marked by crampy pelvic pain, nausea, and vomiting. And while most of these cycle related symptoms eventually improve, sometimes they don’t. And what if symptoms worsen and bring more pain with normal activities like sex, bowel movements, and urination?

Overview of endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the uterus. This endometrial lining, also known as implants, can be found in various places including the bladder, rectum, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis is actually more common than most people realize and occurs in nearly one in 10 women of reproductive age. Although it often occurs in the 20s, it is most often diagnosed in women in their 30s and 40s.

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