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#1 Freckles

Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:40 AM

Welcome to the  
Ectopic Pregnancy Support Group
A place for all those who have experienced an ectopic pregnancy and want some support.

Old thread is here.

#2 shmunster

Posted 13 May 2011 - 12:54 PM


See EP fertility stats HERE

See actual real (left) EP operation pics HERE

See EP Signs and Symptoms info sheet HERE

There IS hope after an ectopic!  It may not seem like it at the time, but there are so many who go on to have perfectly healthy pregnancies and babies.  The journey might be fraught with worry at times, but well worth it in the end.  We send our best wishes to the girls below (and they are just SOME of the success stories) as they leave their ectopic journey behind them and concentrate on their precious new babies.   Think of these girls when the going gets tough and focus on the fact that IT CAN HAPPEN!!!  original.gif

*Floss* Imogen Mabel - 20th June 2011
EP Nov 09 - methotrexate x2 EP April 10- lost left tube

Dannie (Pink~Diamond/123 and me) Kael Harold - 18th October 2008
Dannie (Pink~Diamond/123 and me) Isaac Adam Jason Deane, born at home - 28th May 2011
EP Story. DS ‘01, DS ’02, DS3 ‘08. Ectopic:  – 9 weeks (07.10.06). Left tube lost

Theresa (Munsy) Imogen Mabel - 30th March 2010

Annie13 Stella - 15th March 2010
Ectopic Right Fallopian tube removed Nov 08

Shmunster Archer James - 30th January, 2010
Ectopic at 6 weeks fallopian tube removed 21.12.08. TTC #1.

EP Story

Rachel (rachelemma) : Charles Edward - 12th January, 2008
Rachel (rachelemma) : Jack William - 1st December, 2009
TTC #2. DD 8 months. Ectopic: 8 � weeks (07/10/06). Right tube lost

Cam (Camster) : Joshua James - 23rd April, 2007
Cam (Camster) Emmeline Jean - 9th November, 2009
Ectopic 19.12.05 at 7.5 wks. Right fallopian tube removed 19.12.05. TTC #1.
EP Story

Nic (Jrsmummum) : Jordan Ryan  - June, 2006
Nic (Jrsmummum) : Ashton Jay - July, 2009
Ectopic: May 05 - left tube lost.

Kerrie (Kezball) : Hannah Amy - 26th October, 2006
Kerrie (kezball) Olivia Mary - 7th May, 2009
Ectopic 22.04.05 at 6 weeks Left fallopian tube, tube damaged but saved. TTC #1. Conception: natural

Janet (faisdodo) : Zara Claire - 23rd January, 2007
Janet (faisdodo) Darcy Owen and Leo James - 9th January, 2009
Ectopic Dec 05: Methotrexate treatment worked on betas but left tube tore when cells were being expelled, and tube was removed by emergency laparotomy 21.12.05 (12 days after methotrexate). TTC #3. Conception: Vitex and charting

L&L Liam - 1st December, 2008
EP Story. TTC #2. IVF ICSI. DS 1 yr. Ectopic: Caesarean scar tissue ectopic 8 weeks (01.03.07). Treated with methotrexate x2.

Bess (allyanddeak) Shylar Belle - 31st October 2008
TTC #3. Ectopic: Dec 07 at 12 wks.. Ruptured left tube lost

Shari (TazzieD) : Brenna Imogen - 19th September 2008
TTC #2 since 01/07. DD 12.5.06. Ectopic: 6+2 weeks (14.04.07). Left tube lost

Carolyn (Bigbird78) : Lauren Ann - 14th September, 2008
TTC #2. DS 2. Ectopic: 8 weeks (06.01.07) - right tube lost

Corrie (just-call-me-martha) : Finn - 4th August, 2008
Corrie (just-call-me-martha) : Tilly - 4th August, 2008
Ectopic: 6 weeks 20.06.07. Right tube lost. TTC #2. DD 1 26.05.06

misspixie : Jemma - 5th May, 2008
Ectopic (1): 04/01 - right tube lost. Ectopic (2): 01/06 - left tube lost. DD 08/02. Conception: IVF (ICSI)

Mon (merbaby) : Lucia Merelyn - 10th April, 2008
EP Story and Fertility Story
Ectopic: 6 weeks (06/07/06). Right tube removed. TTC #1.

Lisa (lisa77) : Shae Veronica Ann - 5th March, 2008
Ectopic: 5 1/2 weeks (30/3/07). Right tube lost (ruptured EP). TTC #2. DS 15/8/05

Orient99 : JD - 14th October, 2007
Ectopic: 8 weeks (02/02). Left tube lost. TTC #2 since Nov 2006.

Jo (pjpuppy4) 37 : Gabrielle Jordan - 1st October, 2007
EP Story
Ectopic: 6 weeks 16.06.06: ruptured, lap 17.06.06. Right tube lost. TTC #2 since Aug 05. M/C April 02 @ 9weeks. DD 2 born 02/06/04 after TTC 14months. Complete m/c 6 wks 11/06.

Kerry (Kerry77) 29 : Aiden Michael - 8th September, 2007
Ectopic: 6+3 weeks 23/08/06. Right tube lost. TTC #1 since Jan 06.

Michelle (folly3) : Josephine Joy - 26th August, 2007
EP Story
Ectopic: 8+3 weeks 02/10/06. Left tube lost. TTC #2 since April 2005. DD 4.

Siobhan (STB) : Mairead Nellie - 20th July, 2007
Ectopic: 23.04.06. Lost right tube. TTC #2

Tweekle : Vaughan David - 6th June, 2007
EP at 8 weeks (02.06.05, diagnosed 15.07.05). Treated with Methotrexate, tube saved but now blocked with scar tissue. TTC #2

Emma (Freckles) : Elizabeth Erin - 23rd May, 2007
Ectopic: 6 weeks 27.01.06. Laparoscopy and left tube lost. TTC #2 since Nov 2005. Conception: natural, charting, OPK’s.

Ang (Angeliqua) : Connor James - 21st February, 2007
Ectopic at 6 weeks, lost left fallopian tube 22.01.06. TTC#2.

Babycake : Annaliese Ruby - 8th January, 2007
Ectopic at 6 weeks (14.02.06). Lost left tube. TTC #1

Cas (Cas03) : Eloise Scarlett - 21st October 2006
Ectopic: July 05. Left tube removed. TTC #2

RebelYell : Zoitsa Chaya - 6th October 2006
Ectopic: 23.11.04 Left fallopian tube removed. DD 16 and DS 14 from previous marriage. M/C 16.09.04.

Sheree (Magic) : Mitchell James - 21st September, 2006
Ectopic: 07.04.05 Right fallopian tube removed. TTC#2 Concetion: natural/Vitex.

Cupcakes : Sophie - 26th July 2006
Ectopic at: 8 weeks, ruptured and right fallopian tube removed 21.02.05. DD Olivia 12.08.01

Mummy2Piper (formerly Kahli) : Piper - 17th July, 2006
Ectopic: 7.2 weeks, lost left fallopian tube 23.07.05. M/C @ 6 weeks 04.03.05 (EDD 29.10.05).

Emma (EmmyEm) : Lily & Charlotte - 13th July, 2006
Ectopic: Jan 2004 @ 7.5 weeks. TTC #3 Since July '02(IVF) Has DS 6 DD 4. M/C Aug 2003 @ 8.5 wks.

terri_Mc:   Jason - 22nd March 2004 (aged 32)
terri_Mc: Emily: 13th June 2006 (aged 34)
Ectopic: 6 weeks. Laparoscopy 09.05.03. Lost left tube. Conception: natural

Kbear : Baby Bear - 27th April, 2006
Ectopic: Jan 05 - right tube lost. Conception type: natural with OPKs and charting

Little1 : Blake Noah - 24th November 2005
Ectopic: 7 weeks. Laparoscopy 04.04.04. Lost right tube. Conception type: natural, OPK's, charting and vitex. Naturopath prescribed herbs to help cycle.

Ellie : Ruby Mae - 13th November 2005
Ectopic: 11 weeks. Laparoscopy 26.12.04. Lost left tube. Conception type: natural

Georgiagirl : Georgia Grace - 8th November 2005
Ectopic: 9 1/2 weeks. Laparoscopy 28.06.04. Lost right tube. Conception type: natural

Megan (Bowie) : Kieran - 31st July 2001
Megan (Bowie) : Mikayla - 5th December 2002
Megan (Bowie) : Hayley - 1st July 2005
EP Story. Ectopic: 10 weeks. Laparoscopy 28.10.99. Left tube split/damaged but saved. M/c April 2000. Conception type: DS  IVF, DD1  natural, DD2 natural/OPK

Please PM Shmunster if anything needs to be added or changed.

Edited by shmunster, 30 March 2012 - 10:53 PM.

#3 key4

Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:33 AM

Honeyfly - How are you going? Have you had your scan yet?

Hope everyone else is well.

#4 kezball

Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:39 AM

Hi Everyone,

Been a busy but fantastic few days. Spent a few days here and there, and saw James Blunt the other night, he was awesome!!

Not much else going on, how are our preggy girls doing?  Congrats again Honeyfly and Key!

Edited by kezball, 18 May 2011 - 08:39 AM.

#5 *Floss*

Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:58 AM

Hello ladies
Not a heap happening here kids keep getting colds poor DS has another ear infection. Might have to get grommets to help stop it happening.Off to the doctor to get more antibiotics today.DH also is sick just a cold but it is doing my head in with the amount of complaining.

Kezball : I am still preggers 5 weeks to go - Yay! getting sore and tired now but at least it is near the end.

#6 shmunster

Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:34 PM

OMG floss, thats exciting! I was thinking when I posted the list that we need a new bubba to add to it!

Do you have a contact on here to post birth info, or will you get on fairly soon?

#7 honeyfly

Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:54 PM

Key - I'm feeling good, my scan is in the morning at 9 am.  I will pop in when I can with hopefully  hands.gif  hands.gif  hands.gif good news!  I'll be 5w5d tomorrow so I'm hoping that they can see something definite this time.  How is everything going with you?  How far along?

Kezball - I'm doing well, though ask me tomorrow after my scan!!  It's at 9 am as I mentioned to Key, so hoping all is good.  That would have been great seeing James Blunt, where was it?

Floss - wow that's not long, good luck with the last few weeks!!

schmuster - that's quite a list!  I agree, some more bubs need to be added to that list!

Ok, I will report back tomorrow!!  Sweet dreams!

#8 honeyfly

Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:32 PM

Hi again,

Just updating that I have a little bub safe and sound in my uterus  tthumbs.gif  Could easily see the gestational sac and yolk sac, bit hard to see the baby yet though, although she pointed to a white spotch/line which she said is most likely it.  So too early to see a HB yet too.  I thought I was 5w5d, then she said I was spot on, then she said I was measuring a couple of days behind, in the end the sac measured at 6w2d, but she said to ignore that.  So not sure what to think of all of that!

But such a relief that it's not ectopic, so I'm very glad about that, and now just hoping that next scan there's a nice strong HB!

I hope there are more  BFP.gif in here very soon!!

#9 LozB

Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:05 PM

Hi guys, I found out on tuesday that my bub is ectopic. Apparently it has stopped growing and I don't have any pain, just bleeding. They said on tuesday that they wanted to see what my hCG levels were doing because they were hoping that I wouldn't need surgery.  Went back today and my levels haven't changed so they now want to do methotraxate(not sure how its spelt) treatment. I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who has experienced this and could talk to me about it. I'd never heard of it before and am a bit all over the place atm.
Thanks Loz

#10 shmunster

Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:09 PM

Loz, I'm so sorry, a few of us have had the methotrexate. I had it after my surgery as my surgery wasn't 100% successful. It doesn't feel too bad, its just an injection done in hospital, and you feel a bit sick afterwards. i found the emotional side of it far worse than the physical. hhugs.gif

Honeyfly, thats fantastic news! Fingers crossed for the next 8 months til that bubbas on my list!

#11 key4

Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:17 PM

Loz - Sorry to hear your news thoughts are with you.

Honeyfly - How awesome! So happy everything is in the rght place for you wehn do you go back for the next scan to see the little heart beat. I don't know how far along I am I think somewhere between 5 and 6 weeks from LMP it would be 7wk 3 days but that is not accurate.

My scan was a little bit of nothing, nothing was seen anywhere I have to head back on Saturday to see if there is anything they can see.

#12 fillesetjumeaux

Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:25 PM

Loz, I'm sorry.

I had an EP back in 2005, which was treated with methotrexate.  The treatment itself is just as annoying as an injection and then blood tests to monitor that your hCG is dropping.  However, there is still a risk of rupture; I was one of the unlucky ones - 12 days after my metho shot, I was in an ambulance being rushed to hospital with an abdomen full of blood from a ruptured tube.  I lost that tube, but went on to have three more children after that (including twins whose eggs came from each ovary - my one hard-working tube managed to catch both of the eggs!).

Please take care of yourself and be aware of any abdominal pain you might have even a couple of weeks after the shot.

#13 shmunster

Posted 19 May 2011 - 03:35 PM

Key, will be thinking of you on Sat

#14 Camster

Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:38 PM

Lozz - I"m sorry you are going through this.

Honeyfly - Yay for a bubba in the right place!

Key - Hoping tomorrow goes well for you.

Floss - Yay so close to the end now!

#15 ttc3

Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (LozB @ 19/05/2011, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi guys, I found out on tuesday that my bub is ectopic. Apparently it has stopped growing and I don't have any pain, just bleeding. They said on tuesday that they wanted to see what my hCG levels were doing because they were hoping that I wouldn't need surgery. Went back today and my levels haven't changed so they now want to do methotraxate(not sure how its spelt) treatment. I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who has experienced this and could talk to me about it. I'd never heard of it before and am a bit all over the place atm.
Thanks Loz

I had a similar ectopic as the one you have described (last December).  I ended up having one injection of Methotrexate.  I then went home, had no side effects from drug that I noticed.  Follow up blood test showed Hcg dropping nicely over about 3 weeks.  Then just had to wait the 3 months before starting TTC again.  I did have a day of bleeding/discharge about 2 days after injection which they said was just old blood from my uterus being released but apart from that my cycle returned to normal after Hcg hit '0'.  HTH

#16 honeyfly

Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:33 PM

key - how did your scan go today?  Hoping it went well!

#17 key4

Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:45 PM

Honeyfly - We got good news on Saturday there was not only a blob in the right place but a heartbeat. I am now 7 weeks and suffering serious morning sickness but feel blessed to have it! How are you going?

#18 *Floss*

Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:59 PM

Loz- I had methotrexate injections in November last year, it upset my stomach ( nausea and diarrhea) I  had  2 injections,  after the first one my hcg levels kept rising so they gave me a second, finally that worked.

Honeyfly and Key - yay!!  cclap.gif

#19 Camster

Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:51 PM

Key - That is absolutely fantastic! Yay for that gorgeous heartbeat and hope the morning sickness doesn't knock you down too hard.

#20 kezball

Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:55 AM

Hi Guys,
(sorry it's a cut and paste from another thread here)
Need to give you an update on me....

This week has been an emotional rollercoaster.

On Monday AF was due so I did an test (had a 2pk of tests) ...negative, but my temp went up.

Tuesday did another test (different brand), and it was positive. My temp also dropped heaps.

Wed tested again with the 2nd test in my 2pk...negative. Went to dr to have blood tests.

Today I have started spotting and my BT shows HCG at 4 which is a negative result. My GP thinks it's a chemical pregnancy. Nethertheless I am still gutted. Am also paranoid about possible 2nd ectopic. GP says to wait and see but thinks it might be a bit too low for that. I guess if I get a full blown period that will be the end. Will have to wait and see. I still have my spec appt next week so now I should get some answers.

#21 shmunster

Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:13 AM

Lex, are they doing more hcg in the mean time? hhugs.gif

#22 kezball

Posted 03 June 2011 - 02:12 PM

shmunster - I assume that reply is for me...

No, it's all ok I think. AF is pretty heavy (heavier than usual) so unless I get any more symptoms that is that. The fact that I have heavy AF has been a relief in a sense because if I only had spotting I'd be worried (that's what happened with my ectopic). Will keep a close eye on things. I have been pretty upset but there's nothing much can do so life goes on. At least I know I can still conceive, if there's any positive in all this.

#23 shmunster

Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:13 PM

Yeah sorry I meant that for you, what a bugger but yes at least you know somethings working

#24 Camster

Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:48 PM

Kez - I'm sorry. I had a similar thing happen the October before I fell with Emme. I had faint HPT but the blood tests came back at 5. Thinking of you.

#25 key4

Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:09 PM

Kez - I hope you are ok. How disappointing. The dread of another ectopic never leaves the mind. I hope that the news is better for you next month.

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