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Meds Like Valium, Xanax Linked to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy – Drugs.com MedNews

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Meds Like Valium, Xanax Linked to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 — Taking benzodiazepines — drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Halcion or Ativan — to treat anxiety or insomnia before pregnancy boosts the risk of an ectopic pregnancy, new research suggests. Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube. The risk of ectopic pregnancy was nearly 50% higher for women who had filled a prescription for a benzodiazepine within three months of becoming pregnant. “There is a real gap in understanding what leads to ectopic pregnancy. Past studies […]

I Thought I Was Miscarrying My Second Pregnancy But It Was an Ectopic Pregnancy Loss

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One day I’ll tell my daughter about my ectopic pregnancy loss before she was born. Maybe I’ll tell her that she was a surprise, born in December, right before Christmas. She brought a glow to us after losing the pregnancy that would’ve given us a Fall baby. Sometimes when I’m ovulating, I feel a pinch near the scar, and I’m reminded of my second pregnancy. During the first six weeks of my second pregnancy, I craved cucumbers, researched double strollers, set up email reminders for monthly baby growth updates, and told my close friends and family excitedly the news. I […]

Today FM’s Paula MacSweeney shares heartbreaking post about her ectopic pregnancy | HerFamily.ie

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Most mums are excited when they go for their first ultrasound. It’s the first time they get to see their baby and it makes the whole pregnancy feel more real. For some though, ultrasounds can reveal upsetting complications and losses that no parent ever wants to face. Earlier today, radio presenter Paula MacSweeney shared some devastating news. Paula explained how she went to the Rotunda for an ultrasound appointment and was given the heartbreaking news that her pregnancy was ectopic. Paula later posted about the shocking blow and how distraught she is at the loss of her baby. A post […]

1 Year After My Ectopic Pregnancy: Where We Are Now

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We are three Around this time last year, we went through one of the most gut-wrenching things that could possibly ever happen: my ectopic pregnancy. Unlucky for us, it happens in only 1% of all pregnancies. Following my ectopic pregnancy surgery, I’m grateful to be healthy and whole. But now that it’s been a year, I thought I’d share where we are in our journey. It’s become a tradition on this blog to share a personal update on or around Valentine’s Day. It started 3 years ago, when I decided to share my love story with Alex. The following year, […]

Pregnant on Paragard: My IUD Ectopic Pregnancy

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In August of 2018 (on my birthday actually), I took the leap and went in to my lady doctor to have a trusted IUD (Paragard) placed. You see, following my third traumatic pregnancy, and the birth of my second healthy, but NICU bound baby, it was heavily suggested that I DO NOT become pregnant again. While the exact reasons are unknown to my doctors, my body sucks at pregnancy. After a miscarriage, and two early deliveries, we found that my uterus issues babies eviction notice at the beginning of my third trimester. Therefore, they frowned upon the idea of me […]

The Veronicas’ Lisa Origliasso Reveals She Suffered A “Heartbreaking” Ectopic Pregnancy

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Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas has taken to her Instagram stories to reveal that she recently suffered an ectopic pregnancy, saying that she now hopes she can bring awareness to the “heartbreaking” journey faced by many women and couples. She said that she took several pregnancy tests last month, and when all came back positive, she hid them in a pot plant for partner Logan Huffman to find. “We cried, laughed and held on to each-other in pure excitement that we were going to be starting a great journey,” she said. The couple spent the next two weeks thinking of baby names, […]

Hayley and Craig highlight Ectopic Pregnancy at their recent wedding

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Thank you so much to Hayley and Craig for choosing to ask for donations on the special day of their beautiful wedding and by doing so greatly increasing the knowledge and awareness of ectopic pregnancy. Hayley has bravely opened up and highlighted that there is still such a lack of knowledge of the symptoms and emotional impact of ectopic pregnancies. She says that she often looks on our site and feels that listening to other people’s stories gives a little comfort in knowing how she feels is normal. Hayley’s Story: When I discovered I had fallen pregnant, the happiness was […]

Fair women at a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy – Research | 233times.com

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Fair women at a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy – Research By Ectopic pregnancy takes place outside the cavity of the womb to create an abnormal situation. Ectopic pregnancy causes serious complications, especially, when it ruptures before diagnosis.  “The commonest sites of ectopic pregnancy are the fallopian tubes. The cervix, ovaries and the general abdominal cavity are also sites for the condition to occur,” Prof  Baafuor Kofi Opoku, the lead researcher explained. Damage to the fallopian tubes through infection or surgery, previous pelvic infection and cigarette smoking are risk factors. People on Intra Uterine Device or IUD who get pregnant […]

The myth of ectopic pregnancy transplantation – The BMJ

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Ohio’s bill instructing doctors to “reimplant” an ectopic pregnancy is part of a worrisome trend of lawmakers inventing unproven therapies related to reproductive health, say Daniel Grossman and Yanett Anaya Legislators in Ohio seem determined to push the limits of medical science. For the second time in the past year, a bill that instructs doctors to “reimplant” an ectopic pregnancy into the uterus as a way to save the developing embryo. If passed, the bill would ban all procedures that terminate a pregnancy, including standard treatment for ectopic pregnancies, unless the patient’s life was at risk. Any physician who uses […]

‘I don’t know why you’re in pain.’ I had already miscarried, I knew this wasn’t normal. Had I not been persistent, I would have bled out.’: Young woman shares miscarriage grief and ectopic pregnancy, ‘I hope my story can help someone else’

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“This photo was taken two days after our wedding day, in the ER. We didn’t tell anyone, but we found out four days before our wedding we were pregnant. I did everything right from the moment I found out, even switched out two bottles of wine with non-alcoholic wine so no one would notice I wasn’t drinking, but regardless, I miscarried late on our wedding night. We woke up the morning after our wedding in a pool of blood. I was only 5.5 weeks along and didn’t have an OB, so my primary doctor suggested we go to the ER. […]