33 years old with endomentriosis and a history of DVT - would like to have a baby
I'm looking for some guidance around endometriosis and pregnancy. I am 33 years old. My partner and I are thinking seriously about starting our family. The difficulty is that I have a history of DVT and am homozygous for the Prothrombin gene. As you might expect I take Warfarin every day now to prevent further clotting. I also have experienced the symptoms of endometriosis since I was 26. At the time of my clotting (2008)I'd been taking the combined Estrogen/progesterone pill (Dianne) continuously for 5 years. Of course, as soon as I clotted I was forced to discontinue Dianne as treatment for the control of the symptoms of my endometriosis. I was treatment and symptom free for endometriosis for nearly 2 years.
In January of this year (2011) I experienced the recommencement of my symptoms of endometriosis. My gynecologist prescribed a progesterone supplement - 30mg Provera per day. Over the past 10 months the Provera has largely (but not completely)controlled the expression of my symptoms.
I am aware that in order to fall pregnant I will have to discontinue taking Provera and also commence an alternate form of anticoagulation as Warfarin is known to cause birth defects and other pregnancy related complications. I was hoping you might offer some comments on how long it might typically take for my body to be able to conceive once I stop taking Provera. Any other insights you may have to offer would also be greatly appreciated.
Thank-you very much for your site and for your help,