This is the first time I’m writing on a forum but I really need some advice. I had a radical trachelectomy in March 2015. Luckily it didn’t go into my lymph nodes so I didn’t need any chemotherapy. Just before the operation I had emergency IVF where we only managed to get one embryo. The reason why they think it didn’t work well was because I have polycystic ovaries and they didn’t want to overstimulate the ovaries before the big operation. For 5 or so years up to that point I had various lletz treatments having been told I had HPV 16. Since then I have been told that I may have issues conceiving and also have a higher risk of a premature baby. They put a stitch in during the operation however it has dropped slightly and is visible.
We had to wait 6 months after the op to start trying. Quite honestly it was hard to get back into it as I struggled mentally with everything that had happened. We’ve been trying since then with no success. I have had a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy a few weeks ago to see if there were any blockages which there weren’t. I was told the lining of my womb was thin which was a concern. Since then I have been doing acupuncture as I’ve heard that can help which it has. I asked my oncologist if having a trachelectomy affects the lining of the womb but they have no data. I am going to start IVF imminently but my fertility consultant is nervous and wants to make sure that I fully understand I have a high risk of a premature birth. She has mentioned surrogacy which is obviously complicated in the UK. There doesn’t seem to be any data about women who have had trachelectomies who go to full term and I wondered whether any of you had any experiences you could share with me. How far along did you get to? Do you have any tips/advice? I would be very grateful for any help.
Thank you all very much.