PREGNANCY AFTER AN ECTOPIC: PART 1
After my ectopic in 2015, I pretty much stopped TTC...I went on birth control pills for the 1st time ever and times I ran out,I ensured we used a condom..The trauma from the ectopic and the near-death experience was just too much...It didn't help that my doctor had said an ectopic pregnancy increases the chance of another....This meant that a future pregnancy will need to be investigated early to ensure it was in the right place; the Uterus!!!Every time I googled ectopic pregnancies or checked Forums for women who had experienced ectopics, it was the same story of a higher chance of an ectopic due to a past one....Some women stated they had experienced 2 or more ectopic pregnancies...Some stated they had miscarriages and molar pregnancies after their ectopic.
I just couldn't believe pregnancy could be this hard...As a kid as soon as I hit puberty, I was told to stay away from boys as I could get pregnant and become a mum at a young age...There was no warning that pregnancies might not be full term or any warnings or possible pregnancy loses....It seemed a pregnancy meant a baby was guaranteed....!!
Now after getting married, I was thrown into reality of life...When i had my first pregnancy, I assumed eating right, no smoking or drinking with my daily dose of folic acid ensured my pregnancy will be perfect...How wrong I was!!!
I have also learnt about Chemical pregnancy which is actually early miscarriage, which takes place before anything can be seen on an ultrasound scan – usually around the fifth week that you are pregnant. It means that a sperm has fertilized your egg, but later on, the egg fails to survive.....
DH: Darling Husband
TTC: Trying to Conceive
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