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Postby Emma10 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:35 pm

I had a miscarrige at the end of June / beginning of July, which was confirmed by the hospital, however after nearly a month of positive pregnancy tests and internal scans and bloods tests, they also found an ecoptic pregnancy, to this day they can't confirm if it was twins or a new pregnancy as I some how seemed ovulate too, it's the not knowing which is killing me and the worry of this happening again in the future, how do you start to move on as I can't seem to yet, thanks for listening
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Re: Lost

Postby Emma10 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:37 pm

Emma10 wrote:I had a miscarrige at the end of June / beginning of July, which was confirmed by the hospital, however after nearly a month of positive pregnancy tests and internal scans and bloods tests, they also found an ectopic pregnancy, to this day they can't confirm if it was twins or a new pregnancy as I some how seemed ovulate too, it's the not knowing which is killing me and the worry of this happening again in the future, how do you start to move on as I can't seem to yet, thanks for listening
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Re: Lost

Postby EPT Host 20 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:45 pm

Dear Emma10,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and losses,
The chances of a further ectopic after a first in UK is 10%. So that's 90% chance of the embryo being in right place next time.
While generally it is possible to conceive after an ectopic pregnancy, the amount of time it takes varies from couple to couple. Factors include age, general health, reproductive health and how often you have sex, among other things. It may be comforting to know that 65% of women are successfully pregnant within 18 months of experiencing an ectopic pregnancy and some studies suggest this rises to around 85% after two years.

It is normal to feel anxious about the future. We generally feel a mix of emotions from wanting to try again to being petrified of what may lie ahead. We never forget, but we learn to accept what happened. It is a slow process that might be weeks or months ahead.
In time, we can get to a place where we feel comfortable trying again. When this is, is individual for each person. There is no timeframe for recovery, take each day as it comes.
Importantly early scans avail. As soon as you know you are pregnant, contact your local EPU to inform them and book in for an early scan at around six weeks. Remind them of your previous ectopic pregnancy. This self refer route is the best route in our view. Hopefully you will have some comfort to know you are under the care of medics right away.

I know that when I had my ectopic pregnancy I also looked for a reason and almost automatically we tend to blame ourselves. From the bottom of my heart, there is nothing you could have done to prevent the ectopic pregnancy from happening. I cannot emphasise enough - you are not to blame. Please be kind to yourself and I send you gentle hugs.
Karen x

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