Telling partner about trying to conceive.

My grandmother took Diethylstilbestrol (DES) during her pregnancies. My grandmother fought cervical cancer, uterine cancer, then breast cancer (twice), all of which may or may not have been related to her DES use.

My mother had pre- cancerous cells on her cervix by 19, potentially because of her prenatal exposure to DES. 

My pap smear results indicated HSIL (high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions), or CIN 2, which means that about two- thirds of my cervical cells appeared abnormal. It’s the middle ground of bad pap smear test results: fixable, but not good news.

I’d been raised to expect it; although no one really knew what would happen with the third generation of DES kids, no one expected it to be good. I just wasn’t expecting it quite so soon. 

​My doctor told me that I should consider putting my career on hold and having children early, rather than later and risking the chance I may not have them.  

​I am a 17 year old Senior in high school, in Texas. I have absolutely no idea how to tell my partner and my family that I am trying to conceive. I need some advice.