An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the implantation of the embryo happens outside of the uterus. The embryo may implant in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or in areas of the uterus unsuitable for sustaining life, such as the cervix. It usually happens due to something obstructing the passage of the fertilized egg and preventing it from reaching the uterus, causing it to implant in incompatible areas.
A recurring concern among women who have had an ectopic pregnancy is whether they will be able to have a baby after going through this situation, and the answer is yes, around 40% of women become pregnant after having an ectopic pregnancy. However, to achieve this, it is very important that you know exactly what this condition consists of and why it occurred in your body.
The process involves the participation of various parts of the female reproductive system:
Once the gametes (sperm and egg) have met, an embryo will form that will implant in the uterus for development until it becomes a baby.
Any anomaly in the fallopian tubes that prevents the embryo from passing through to implant in the uterus can cause an ectopic pregnancy.
Some of the early symptoms that can occur with an ectopic pregnancy are:
As the ectopic pregnancy progresses, it can cause the rupture of one of the fallopian tubes, with symptoms such as:
It is important to note that ectopic pregnancies do not come to a successful end, and any of the symptoms described above are risky for the mother. If you or someone you know has had an ectopic pregnancy and wishes to have a baby, they should know that safe alternatives exist to achieve it.
To access these alternatives, it is important to go to a reputable fertility clinic where doctors, biologists, nurses, and psychotherapists specializing in assisted reproduction will attend to your case and work with you to find the best treatment option to have a baby without any problems.
Various medical problems and conditions are associated with ectopic pregnancy, including:
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is your best option to have a baby if you have had a previous ectopic pregnancy because fertilization occurs in the laboratory instead of in the fallopian tubes. This phase is carried out in a controlled environment that promotes the development of your embryo and then its direct transfer to your uterus.
For this procedure to be successful, the patient must be prepared beforehand. Several eggs will be obtained from her through medications supervised by a specialist, and the most optimal ones will be selected to be fertilized by the sperm, which must also be previously selected.
Once fertilization is achieved, it is important to carry out an analysis to determine the most suitable embryos to be transferred to the uterus. After this, specific monitoring should be continued to monitor their development.
If you have any doubts about ectopic pregnancy or the procedure to have your baby afterward, come to Ingenes! Our specialists have extensive experience in treating even the most complex cases and offering you the best alternative.
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