Have you suffered a pregnancy loss due to ectopic pregnancy? If so, you are not alone, 2% of all pregnancies are ectopic. An ectopic pregnancy, or eccysis, is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo implants outside the uterine cavity. Women who have experienced ectopic pregnancy often suffer from tissue damage; this may lead to infertility, and a 7-15% chance recurrence due to scarring and adhesion in the fallopian tubes. Not only is ectopic pregnancy damaging to the tissues, it can be emotionally scarring as well.
Ectopic pregnancy can be very physically painful, scary, and in some women may lead to hemorrhage (bleeding) that may result in death. All of this may create fear for future pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is not something to be taken lightly.
Often times, women are very excited to be pregnant, only to find out that they have an ectopic pregnancy and that this pregnancy is not viable; this can be a devastating loss.
If you are one of those women who have suffered damage, physically or emotionally from ectopic pregnancy, this article is for you! We will share with you ways to heal your body physically and emotionally from ectopic pregnancy. But before we begin all of that, it is important to share with you factors that may put you at risk for ectopic pregnancy, so that you can learn ways to prevent it.
Causes and Prevention of Ectopic Pregnancy
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Sexually transmitted disease, especially Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). If left untreated, this may cause scar tissue, adhesion and chronic inflammation in the fallopian tubes and uterus. Use protection such as condoms during sexual intercourse, especially with new partners to help prevent STD’s.
Tubal Sterilization Reversal
This is a common birth control method for women who thought they were done having children. More and more women are deciding otherwise and having tubal reversal procedures. Because the fallopian tubes were cut and cauterized initially, then snipped again and sewn back together, this may cause scar tissue, which may narrow or block the fallopian tubes. Any type of tubal sterilization poses a risk for ectopic pregnancy, even if you do not want children and have not had a tubal reversal. Of all the unsuccessful tubal ligation procedures that resulted in pregnancy, about 50% resulted in ectopic pregnancy.
Subsequent pregnancies are at risk for ectopic pregnancy following a C-section. This is due to increased risk of scar tissue formation around the reproductive organs which may damage the fallopian tubes.
Surgery to Open Blocked Fallopian Tubes
Women who have already been diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes may have surgical procedures to re-open them; but this procedure may cause more damages, which may lead to more scarring and adhesion.
A study done by Dr. Buckley shows that the patients that had an etopic pregnancy had progesterone levels below 22ng/ml. Of all the patients whose progesterone level was below 22 ng/ml, 10% had an ectopic pregnancy BUT none of the patients with progesterone levels above 22 had an ectopic pregnancy. Taking health products that can make your body reproductive hormones balance will easily take care of this.
Smoking cigarettes has been linked to 5 times greater risk for ectopic pregnancy. Holy Smokes! Nicotine stimulates the fallopian tubes to contract. In some women, it has been shown to cause the fallopian tubes to spasm, the walls of the fallopian to temporarily stick together, preventing the embryo from passing through for implantation in the uterus.
Fertility medications including chlomiphene citrate, pergonal and progestin (common in hormonal birth control) put a woman at risk for ectopic pregnancy, by altering the ability of the fallopian tube to contract and move the fertilized egg properly to the uterus. If you become pregnant while on one of these medications, talk to your doctor right away to rule out ectopic pregnancy.
What Happens During an Ectopic Pregnancy?
What is an Ectopic Pregnancy
The most common place for an ectopic pregnancy to occur is inside of the fallopian tubes. Some ectopic pregnancies may occur in the abdominal cavity, cervix or ovary; this is very rare. In all cases, the fetus begins to grow where it should not be.
Normally during conception, the embryo, in the form of rapidly dividing cells moves from the fallopian tubes down to the uterus for implantation. Because the most common place for this to occur is the fallopian tubes, we will concentrate on that type of ectopic pregnancy. 95% of all ectopic pregnancies happen in the fallopian tubes. 50% of all ectopic pregnancies in the fallopian tube are caused by damage to the fallopian tubes; the other 50%, the cause is unknown.
The embryo begins to grow and form in the fallopian tube. This puts extreme pressure on the fallopian tube. This may cause discomfort and extreme pain. Some women may not even know they have this type of pregnancy until they experience pain or it is discovered by ultrasound.
If you are pregnant and feel slight lower abdominal pain on one side or have some blood loss (spotting), and this is not normal for you, seek medical attention to rule out ectopic pregnancy. If this type of pregnancy is left undiagnosed it may lead to the fallopian tube rupturing, this is extremely dangerous as it can cause hemorrhage and death.
Often, when this happens, the ovary is damaged as well, and both the fallopian tube and ovary are removed surgically. The pain from fallopian tube rupture can be so extreme a woman may vomit or pass out. If you feel you are experiencing ectopic pregnancy or rupture of the fallopian tube, seek emergency medical care right away.
If the ectopic pregnancy is diagnosed right away, doctors can treat it with the chemotherapy drug called Methotrexate. This medication dissolves the embryo and your body reabsorbs it. If you have used this medication for an ectopic pregnancy, you may seriously want to consider doing a Fertility Cleanse. The Fertility Cleanse may help clear the body of the medication prior to trying to conceive again.
Even if the fallopian tube has not ruptured, the embryo may be further along and will require surgical removal to prevent rupture. The stretching of the fallopian tube alone can create severe damage to the fallopian tube. Your doctor may determine this during surgery.
As you have known, one of the main causes of ectopic pregnancy is Fallopian Tube Blockage and the blockage may be due to many reasons other than even Tubal Sterilization Reversal procedure. If you have Tubal Blockage, the best way to treat it is to go natural and this you can achieve through our Fallopian Tube Blockage Remedy Kit.
You fallopian tube will be free of all unwanted growth and adhesion and all damaged tissues will be repaired naturally. Your fallopian tube will be returned to its natural form and it will start carrying out its natural function.
Healing Emotionally from Ectopic Pregnancy
Many women find it hard to move forward with trying to conceive after ectopic pregnancy. The statistics for recurrent ectopic pregnancy may compound this. If you have suffered an ectopic pregnancy, somewhere in the back of your mind you are asking, “Will this happen again?” Fear can create anxiety when trying to conceive and with subsequent pregnancies. How can you face those fears, and move forward? Fear alone can make getting pregnant again difficult. Work towards letting go of resentment, anger or shame surrounding your circumstances, in regard to your ectopic pregnancy. We are more than our physical bodies, treating yourself holistically is going to greatly improve your chances of healing, so you can move towards a successful, healthy pregnancy.
- Seek counseling
- Actively engage your body in healing therapies
- Join an ectopic pregnancy support group or forum
- Acknowledge your loss, take time to mourn, allow yourself space to process the experience
- Consciously thank your body for all that it does everyday.
- Believe in your body’s capacity to heal itself.
- Get body work done or do body work on yourself: abdominal massage or Self Fertility Massage and co
- Meditate or visualize a healthy pregnancy happening for you as your body is healing.
Treating Ectopic Pregnancy
If ectopic pregnancy has damaged your fallopian tube, don’t lose hope as there is a way you can overcome the challenge and conceive again. Go ahead and check out the our Fallopian Tube Blockage Remedy Kit which will help you repair your fallopian tube and return it back to its natural form. You will be able to conceive after it.
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