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The best news after two ectopic pregnancies

Postby Fertility-tales » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:55 am

I just wanted to share a story of hope with you.

After nearly a year of trying to get pregnant, in October 2017 my left Fallopian tube ruptured due to an ectopic pregnancy and I had emergency surgery to have the whole tube removed. 8 weeks later I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant again. We were absolutely devastated and terrified to find out it was a right sided ectopic. As my HCG was so high - it was more than doubling very 48hrs - I needed surgery to remove the fimbrial ectopic. The surgeon managed to save the tube, but sadly he left a bit of the pregnancy behind and I needed a shot of methotrexate a week later.

This was without a doubt the most traumatic 8 weeks of my life. I was at an all time low, terrified to try again but desperate for a baby. We considered IVF as we were told the chances of a third ectopic was lower. But we decided against it.

In the end we decided to just try to get pregnant for one month, and what would be would be. After that we would consider IVF.

We were unbelievably shocked when we discovered I was pregnant again in that one month. As I type this my healthy, gorgeous 7 month old son is sleeping peacefully in his cot. He is a complete miracle.

Never lose hope and never give up. It’s terrifying, but my advice is to try again if and when you feel ready. It is absolutely worth it.
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Re: The best news after two ectopic pregnancies

Postby EPT Host 20 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 pm

Dear Fertility-tales,
Oh, this is such wonderful news. I know you have been through such an awful time and I couldn't be happier for you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your news and give hope to so many.
Sending much love and little kisses for your son,
Karen x

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