Pregnancy does indeed have a protective effect on endometriosis. This is due to the halt of the woman's menstrual cycle and the decrease of oestrogen, hormones involved in the growth of endometriomas. Therefore, during pregnancy, the woman feels relief from symptoms and pain. Unfortunately, this all resumes once the woman has given birth.
Does endometriosis get better with pregnancy?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 08/06/2021
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)