DH & I are thinking of starting ivf but can't decide on ivf specialist. We're in Sydney and I have stage iv endo :-( Just had a lap which was a nasty surgery... they removed endo from everywhere, including bladder & bowels, and removed cysts from both sides of ovaries. Took weeks to recover!
After ttc naturally post lap for a few months without success, ivf seems to be the next stage.
I don't have any friends or family to get advice about trying ivf or endo so I'm so glad to have found this forum!
I'd love to hear from women who have endo & tried ivf. In particular, I'd love to know which ivf doctors you tried (especially if you've been successful with them). We did some research and thought Assoc Prof Michael Cooper or Dr Geoffrey Reid sound good cause they are endo experts. But we've also recieved really good recommendations about Prof Mark Bowman from Sydney IVF although everyone who recommended him doesn't have endo (not sure if it matters whether the ivf specialist is also an endo expert though). Please message me if you need to with recommendations of doctors in case of defamation issues.
Also, would love to hear about your experience with ivf generally, like whether it made your endo symptoms worse and how many attempts it took for a successful pregnancy (for those of you who are lucky to have succeeded).
Thnx so much ladies! Would love to hear your advice.