I just had an ectopic pregnancy and had my baby removed along with my tube on Thursday 5/19/11. I wanted to know what are my chances of getting pregnant after this? Is it cut in half because of my lack of a tube? Is it completely the same since I have 2 healthy ovaries? What can I expect afterwards? I really want my own child and me and my boyfriend have been trying for a year, so this kind of put me in a bad depression. I just want to know what to do, when can I try again, how soon, you know just any information uplifting or depressing that goes along with my situation. I want to know everything.
I knew something was wrong from the beginning I had started bleeding about 31/2 weeks into pregnancy (from last period date) and was bleeding 3 entire weeks before I could finally get my 1st ultrasound (btw for everyone who has bleeding while pregnant, not all blood is bad only if it is heavy but I would get it checked out immediately because mine started out as light brown spotting and into my 3rd week turned more reddish and the baby was still alive, but was in my tube). I had a few minor cramps not bad at all but sometimes was left breathless if I exerted myself too much. I also passed a clot about as big as my thumb, which wasn't the baby, so not all blood clots are babies (there was even some brownish tissue looking stuff but still wasn't the baby). I'm trying to tell my story so that maybe you will learn from my experience. If you suspect anything at all go to the doctors IMMEDIATELY. I told everyone I needed to go to the doctor and they told me I should wait and everything was alright. I went to my doctor and told her I was worried and they told me it was alright and I should be patient. Go to the emergency room if you have to don't just sit there cause it could be life threatening to your baby and even you! And even if it is too early to hear the heartbeat, request an ultrasound anyway because if I had maybe gotten mine even 2 weeks earlier I would still have 2 tubes... no baby but I'd still be whole. Do anything you can to ease your mind. I know medicaid takes a while to come through or other insurances, but medicaid will pay your bills 3 months prior to you being approved.
Stay healthy, be happy and especially STRESS FREE!!! I wish you all the best of luck. Please pray for me and I will keep all of you in my prayers!
asked on 23 May '11 at 14:00