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My eptopic pregnancy..

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Emmajune83
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My eptopic pregnancy..

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Hey all.. wanted to hear some positive pregnancy stories after an eptopic pregnancy.... I'm just 1 week past surgery where I had my left tube and 6 week baby to be removed :( has any one had successfull pregnancys after surgery? And if so how long after? Feeling worried that it wont happen... as this took 12 months to happen 1st time... feel time is running out with being 36.. :(

Honeydrop9
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Hi Emma, I'm 37 this year and am also feeling the clock ticking... My surgery was in November last year and we've just recently started trying again. I've read a few positive stories on here so there's definitely hope for us.. I think it just takes everyone different timescales to recover and to fall again... Fingers crossed it happens for us again soon xxxxxx

EPT Host 20
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Dear Emmajune83,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss,
I had methotrexate injection, not surgery so my circumstances are different but I conceived successful after and we hear from many women who successfully conceive after surgery.

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.
As a gentle reminder regarding conceiving again, we and many medical professionals advise waiting for two menstrual cycles. It is important to allow time for your body to recover and emotions to surface and be worked through. This is so that you have some comfort that your body is returning to its natural rhythm and you have a last menstrual period date from which to date a new pregnancy - key information in checking you are not suffering from an ectopic pregnancy in the future. The first bleed soon after surgery for ectopic pregnancy is not classed as a period as it is the body's response to falling hormone levels.
Generally, when a person has only one fallopian tube and both ovaries, they are still able to get pregnant from an egg at the opposite ovary as an egg from one ovary can travel down the tube on the other side. The fallopian tubes are not attached to the ovaries and, at the point of ovulation, some very delicate structures called the fimbriae begin to move gently creating a slight vacuum to suck the egg toward the end of the tube it is nearest to (like lots of little fingers waving and drawing the egg towards it). So, if you have only one tube then there is only one set of receptors working and one set of fimbriae creating a vacuum and so the egg is much more likely to find its way to that tube, whichever ovary it is produced from. Conservative estimates suggest that an egg produced on the tubeless side manages to descend the remaining tube around 15 to 20% of the time.

Making the decision to begin trying to conceive is an emotional rollercoaster compounded by our sad loss. Again, you are not alone. We here emotional support whenever you need us. There is a specific preparing for your next pregnancy board you can look at too whenever feel ready.

Sending much love,
Karen x

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Emmajune83
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Re: My eptopic pregnancy..

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Aww thanks... fingers crossed for us all xx

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