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Ectopic Pregnancy (+ 8 Natural Ways to Help Recovery)

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An ectopic pregnancy is relatively uncommon, occurring in approximately 1 out of every 40 pregnancies. While remains the most common complication early in a pregnancy, some research indicates that ectopic pregnancies may be on the rise. Researchers point to increasing as well as more women using assisted reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilizations.(1) An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg fails to travel to the uterus, and it becomes implanted in the fallopian tube, cervix, ovary, myometrium or abdominal cavity. Overwhelmingly, the most common location for an ectopic pregnancy is in the fallopian tube. This is referred to as […]

Ectopic Pregnancy

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Good maternal prognosis with prompt diagnosis, appropriate surgical intervention, and control of bleeding. Poor fetal diagnosis (rare incidence of survival to term with abdominal implantation). About 33 % chance of giving birth to a live neonate in a subsequent pregnancy. Incidence: about 1 to 200 pregnancies in whites; about 1 of 120 pregnancies on nonwhites. Complications: rupture of fallopian tube, hemorrhage, shock, peritonitis, infertility, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and death. Pathophysiology Transport of a blastocyst to the uterus is delayed. The blastocyst implants at another available vascularized site, usually the fallopian tube lining. Normal signs of pregnancy are initially present. Uterine […]

My Ectopic Pregnancy Story

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A Woeful Wednesday: Ectopic pregnancy awareness There are so many things that have crossed my mind during these past  few months. But there are no answers that I can find anywhere to really help put my mind at ease. I guess it doesn’t help that I am a chronic overthinker and google research expert. The back story Paul and I decided we wanted to start trying for another baby in February. I was very on the fence about a second as Eve was such a challenging baby in terms of sleeping. But now that she’s older and things have become […]

Ectopic Pregnancy: What Is It? Know The Signs…

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First things first, what is an Ectopic Pregnancy? – An Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants in a location outside of the uterus, most commonly in one of the Fallopian tubes or the neck of the cervix. An Ectopic pregnancy can’t proceed normally. The fertilised egg can’t survive, and the growing tissue might destroy various maternal structures. There are no main reasons why some women end up having an Ectopic pregnancy. Once a woman is sexually active, or has reached the child bearing stage, she is already at risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. However, the chance of an ectopic […]

Bioethics Observatory Ectopic pregnancy. Ethical dilemma

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All the interventions directly aimed at inducing the death of the embryo, despite attempts to justify them in order to protect the mother’s life are ethically reprehensible. What is an ectopic pregnancy? On very rare occasions, the embryo that begins its life after the fertilisation of an egg by a sperm does not reach the uterus and implants in the Fallopian tube, the passage towards the uterine cavity, which is not biologically equipped to sustain a pregnancy. Since the elasticity of the wall of this tube is limited, the increased mass of the growing foetus will inevitably cause its rupture, threatening […]

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

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An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg embeds itself outside of the womb, most commonly in the fallopian tube. The condition is rare, affecting only 1 out of every 100 pregnancies. An ectopic pregnancy will not develop into a baby. You may have an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy if you: have previously suffered from a pelvic inflammatory disease, such as chlamydia have previously experienced ectopic pregnancy have ever had surgery on your fallopian tubes conceived through the use of IVF had a contraceptive IUD (coil) fitted at the time of conception are 35 or over are a smoker […]

Ectopic Pregnancy Pitfalls in Diagnosis

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BCE 68 Ectopic Pregnancy Pitfalls in Diagnosis This month’s EM Cases Best Case Ever podcast features Dr. Catherine Varner, Emergency Physician at Sinai Health System and researcher at (SREMI) discussing the key pitfalls in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy and ruptured ectopic pregnancy. It turns out that we’re missing the diagnosis more than we’d like to admit. Dr. Varner debunks much of the traditional teaching around ectopic pregnancy so that we can improve our diagnostic skills for this potentially life threatening diagnosis… Podcast production, editing and sound design by Anton Helman Written by Anton Helman April, 2018 Ectopic Pregnancy and […]

EPTea Party at The Royal Oldham Hospital — The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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The Early Pregnancy Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital has recently hosted an EPTea Party to mark our 20th anniversary, raising awareness and funds and bringing people together. Read More

Simon Gregson gives heartfelt thanks to the hospital that saved his wife’s life after ectopic pregnancy

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Coronation Street star Simon Gregson and his wife Emma returned to Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester – where Emma’s life was saved last September after she suffered an ectopic pregnancy – to thank staff for their help. Simon – who has three boys with Emma – revealed that the surgeon told him afterwards that if his wife had gone without treatment for another couple of hours she could have died. Emma explained on Lorraine: “In September last year I started to feel a little unwell, and I just got this pure pain in my stomach where I couldn’t even stand up. […]

Sarah Martin runs in the Richmond 10k — The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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Sarah was proud to recently run in the Richmond 10k to raise awareness and funds for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Read More