I’m new here so here’s a little background: I was diagnosed with UC around 8 years old in 1993 after being symptomatic since the age of 2. I spent many years with UC being uncontrollable resulting in my colon being extremely diseased and eventually going into shock due to blood loss, resulting in an emergency collectomy (surgery 1) when I was 12 years old and about a year later had a jpouch (surgery 2) build and then (surgery 3) to get everything hooked up. I have been generally healthy since then aside from being diagnosed with other autoimmune disease which has been controlled with medication. So I have had my pouch for about 21 years now.
When I was 29 I had my first son via c-section and a relatively uneventful pregnancy, I did have 1 miscarriage before I became pregnant with my son.
my question is: has anyone suffered secondary infertility resulting from jpouch complications or other autoimmune disease? Can anyone offer any resources or advice? We have now been trying nearly 4 years for baby #2 and after 2 more miscarriages and an ectopic I’m starting to wonder why the doctors can’t find any cause and if there is another direction I can look. Desperately hoping not to have to do IVF as it is 100% NOT covered by insurance but fear that is where we are headed fast.
sorry this is long and thank you in advance for any inputs.