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What Happens After an Ectopic Pregnancy?

After experiencing an ectopic pregnancy many women grieve their loss for months and sometimes even years afterwards. In many cases, a woman will only find out she was pregnant after suffering extreme pain and having been referred for an emergency scan. Despite not knowing she was pregnant beforehand, the loss of the pregnancy can still come as a huge shock and ongoing medical investiugfations afterwards can have a huge emotional impact on all involved.

For women finding themselves in the midst of an ectopic pregnancy, even though they may not have initially realised they were pregnant and were surprised by the outcome of an unexpected and possibly emergency situation, it is normal to feel depressed and get upset at unexpected moments afterwards. If you find yourself in this situation then you should allow yourself time to recover emotionally as well as physically and speak to your general practitioner or a suitably qualified professional to get appropriate advice and support.

Remember that many women feel upset after ectopic pregnancy and relate their experience to that of women who have suffered a miscarriage. This may come as a surprise to you and to your partner and other family members or friends and you might find yourself having to explain your feelings to them. Whislt this can be difficult it is vital that you and remember that they too may be grieving the loss that you have suffered.

Many women who have come through the experience of ectopic pregnancies do go on to have healthy babies after subsequent pregnancies, but this is something that should be discussed with a medical professional before getting pregnant again as you may be required to wait for some medical investigations before embarking upon another pregnancy.

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Further Information

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust