15 June 2015

Endometriosis associated with a greater risk of complications in pregnancy

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Women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, according to results of a huge nationwide study of more than 14,000 subjects.

Moreover, women with a history of endometriosis whose pregnancies progressed beyond 24 weeks were found to be at a higher than average risk of complications, including haemorrhage (ante- and postpartum) and preterm birth.

Dr Lyndon Hale, Medical Director Melbourne IVF said “This report from the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE) on women with endometriosis trying to conceive adds to the information we have and reinforces the need for a thorough assessment by a fertility specialist before fertility treatment commences, and the need for close monitoring throughout their pregnancy.

The study was presented at the ESHRE Annual Scientific Meetingin Lisbon this week.

If you have concerns about pregnancy complications associated with endometriosis we encourage you to discuss these with your fertility specialist.

Read the ESHRE media release below