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#1 Freckles

Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:02 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 asonaseason

Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

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#3 *Katey*

Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

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#4 Love my 2 babes

Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

oh BRONZE! biggrin.gif

Just stopping in to say I am pregnant with baby no 3 after having an ectopic in october last year. I didnt think it was going to happen my cycle was so out of wack, turns out i ovulated on cd 30 something which ment when i was late and testing of course i was getting bfns. so in early march when i still had no period and was getting crankier by the day my dh said do another pt just to be sure and i got my bfp ohmy.gif . we are both super excited and we had our nuchal scan today baby is growing perfectly.
Good luck to everyone still trying it will happen when you least expect it.

#5 *Katey*

Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE (Love my 2 babes @ 19/04/2012, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh BRONZE! biggrin.gif

Just stopping in to say I am pregnant with baby no 3 after having an ectopic in october last year. I didnt think it was going to happen my cycle was so out of wack, turns out i ovulated on cd 30 something which ment when i was late and testing of course i was getting bfns. so in early march when i still had no period and was getting crankier by the day my dh said do another pt just to be sure and i got my bfp ohmy.gif . we are both super excited and we had our nuchal scan today baby is growing perfectly.
Good luck to everyone still trying it will happen when you least expect it.


Oh yay! So glad to hear that. Success stories after ectopic really give me hope original.gif

#6 lovebeingamum76

Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

Hi ladies

I am thinking of TTC around August.Iam terrified as I had an ectopic and lost a tube nearly 2 years ago.I was never going to try for a bub after it as It was a horrible experience but I think I am ready to try again.It didnt take long to fall preg with DS and DD but no idea what w ill happen this time with only 1 tube.Terrified of another  ectopic!!!! So nice to see success stories on here though......

Hope everyone is well.  biggrin.gif


#7 *Katey*

Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE (lovebeingamum76 @ 30/04/2012, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi ladies

I am thinking of TTC around August.Iam terrified as I had an ectopic and lost a tube nearly 2 years ago.I was never going to try for a bub after it as It was a horrible experience but I think I am ready to try again.It didnt take long to fall preg with DS and DD but no idea what w ill happen this time with only 1 tube.Terrified of another  ectopic!!!! So nice to see success stories on here though......

Hope everyone is well.  biggrin.gif


I only have 1 tube original.gif

My obgyn (the one who performed my surgery), said it ultimately won't affect our chances of conceiving, although it might take longer to conceive, because if I ovulate from the side without a tube, it's a little harder for the egg to be sucked over to the opposite 'good' tube to be fertilized.

I know plenty of ladies who have conceived after an ectopic and tube loss. It just takes a little longer original.gif

Edited by KateyDee, 02 May 2012 - 05:12 PM.


#8 Covert

Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

Hi Ladies

Just dropping in here to tell you that last night I got my BFP.  Baby number 2 is due on 14 January 2013.

I got a BFP in July last year after the first cycle of trying for number 2 but in August it was identified as an ecptopic pregnancy and I lost my left tube.

This BFP has come at such a wonderful time as I was due to have a laproscopy next month as my FS wanted to check that my remaining right tube was OK.  He advised us that he believed it wasn't and that we may need to prepare ourselves for IVF.

I wish you all the best luck in the world.  Thank you for your support over the last 6 months.

x

#9 *Katey*

Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

It makes me so happy to read this Covert!

Thank you so much for sharing, it gives hope to the rest of us original.gif

Good luck with your pregnancy!

#10 Hopeful2011

Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:49 PM

Hi i'm new this and forums around babies altogether!
I'm 30yrs old and have had 2 failed pregnancies one molar in 2010 and last October an ectopic where i lost my left tube.

We have been TTC for the last 5 mths with no success and i just had a pelvic scan Friday that apparently was fine and now going to a specialist to see what he can do.
Interested to hear from others and have already read some success stories on here so glad to hear!

#11 rachelemma

Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:26 PM

I came in here, wrote a big long post, and then my computer died. Argh!

Long time no see. It's been forever since I've been here. Just wanted to come in and touch base with everyone. I see that Merbaby was pregnant. What did she have? Also, asonaseason, you've had another boy since I was in here last. Congratulations. And a couple of you other 'old timers' are ttc. Good luck to everyone who is trying.

I really must pop in here more often. Sorry I've been such a stranger.

Hopeful2011 you asked about success stories, both of my boys were born after my ectopic. My favourite story though is faisdodo (is that how you spell it?) She got pregnant with twins after an ectopic. Now that's impressive!

I'll come back, I promise.

Rachel

#12 Hopeful2011

Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

Great to hear the below successes from those who lost tubes to ectopic. We saw a FS and he has recommended IVF - hoping things may come right as IVF is so expensive but looks like we will go down that track once i have considered IVF options in Brisbane.

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#13 *Katey*

Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (Hopeful2011 @ 25/05/2012, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great to hear the below successes from those who lost tubes to ectopic. We saw a FS and he has recommended IVF - hoping things may come right as IVF is so expensive but looks like we will go down that track once i have considered IVF options in Brisbane.

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We are the same. Our Dr is recommending IVF because of my tube loss (I seem to only ovulate from the side with no tube). We are currently having fertility tests just to rule anything else out.

For everyone who has success stories, did you fall naturally after your tube loss and if so how long did it take? Or did you have to go through IVF?

Edited by KateyDee, 25 May 2012 - 07:44 PM.


#14 *Katey*

Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (Hopeful2011 @ 12/05/2012, 09:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi i'm new this and forums around babies altogether!
I'm 30yrs old and have had 2 failed pregnancies one molar in 2010 and last October an ectopic where i lost my left tube.

We have been TTC for the last 5 mths with no success and i just had a pelvic scan Friday that apparently was fine and now going to a specialist to see what he can do.
Interested to hear from others and have already read some success stories on here so glad to hear!


We're in the same position at the moment. I just had my pelvic ultrasound yesterday. Everything looked fine (excpet for my tube loss obviously) and we have an appointment with our obgyn on the 18th June to dicsuss our options. We are now on our 6th cycle of trying since the ectopic.

How did you go with your appointment?

#15 Hopeful2011

Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:24 AM

QUOTE (KateyDee @ 25/05/2012, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We're in the same position at the moment. I just had my pelvic ultrasound yesterday. Everything looked fine (excpet for my tube loss obviously) and we have an appointment with our obgyn on the 18th June to dicsuss our options. We are now on our 6th cycle of trying since the ectopic.

How did you go with your appointment?



Hi our appointment with the FS ended in tears lol. Just overwhelming really to hear that IVF maybe our only hope and the fact i don't have private insurance and recent given 2 wks notice of my end of contract at work was all too much!
We were given a script to get blood work and sample but i was too upset to do it so walked out. I'm ok now i have my head around things and interviews for more work already, so will go back and do the blood work this week and take it from there.

I have been trying to seek other practices that offer more value for $$$ but apparently my FS is the best and has the best outcomes so i would rather spend the money and hopefully have success early on.

#16 Covert

Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE (KateyDee @ 25/05/2012, 05:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For everyone who has success stories, did you fall naturally after your tube loss and if so how long did it take? Or did you have to go through IVF?


Katey I fell pregant naturally after my tube loss.  

In July we started TTC a second child. We were successful first time around but that turned out to be an ectopic pregnancy which resulted in my left tube being removed.

Our OB (who is also a FS) told us to give it 6 months and if nothing had happened by then to come back and see him.

We went back to see him in March where we had full blood tests, DP had a sperm analyis and I was booked in for a laproscopy on 13 June.

At the beginning of the month we got a BFP, completely out of the blue.  I know for a fact I ovulated on my right side the cycle before so I just assumed that that cycle was a write off because I was ovulating on the left.  We only BDed three times and one of those times was in our outdoor spa.

All in all in took 9 months from tube loss to BFP.


#17 Abby83

Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:51 PM

Hi ladies,


How are you all? It's been a very long time since I've been in here but wanted to pop back in and say hello. Firstly I'd like to say how very sorry I am that any of us have to be here, experiencing an ectopic pregnancy is gut wrenching.

I had my ectopic diagnosed (after it was misdiagnosed as a miscarriage 6 weeks earlier) when I was about 12 weeks pregnant in May 2010. I lost my left tube also. The next few months getting on the TTC bandwagon were agonising, my cycle all out of whack and dealing with very raw emotions about what I had been through.

My hubby and I were estatic to find out we were pregnant again, conceiving in December 2010. We fell naturally and it took roughly 6 months of trying (the longest 6 months of my life). We now have a beautiful 9 month old baby girl, the absolute light of our lives.

I'm not sure if any of you have tried it but acupuncture was great for me after my ectopic. My cycle was completley out of whack often around 45-50 days, whether the acupuncture actually helped in getting pregnant I'm not sure but it was a stress reliever for sure.

I want to tell you all to not give up hope but I also know how hard it is too. We are now TTC baby #2 and it brings back all those emotions again.

I wish you all the best of luck in your journey!

#18 Hopeful2011

Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:13 PM

Good luck Abby! And also good to hear u guys did it after 6 mths of TTC.

My partner and i are up to about 6 or 7 but this mth i feel we have more chance cause it felt like i ovulated on the side with my tube on it so fingers crossed - and we did everything right - BD for 5 days straight prior to O and on O.  I already have a few symptoms like the cramping on what i thought may of been implantation day and now super sore/heavy boobs just like when i was pregnant my other 2 failed times...but then again it could be just PMS! 4 more days and i should know. I've already done 2 early tests that have been BFN so will leave it for a few days to try again.

The good news is i have new work so the IVF plans are back on (if we need them) and less stress which helps original.gif



#19 rachelemma

Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:35 PM

Hopeful - I hope IVF is not going to happen for you. It's so expensive. Did you get that blood work done? Oh I so hope you get a bfp this month.

Katey - You can get pregnant from your non-tube side. I have no iea which side I conceived from but I have two gorgeous boys post ectopic pregnancy and tube removal.

Abby - Good luck with ttc #2. I know those emotions so well. I wish you all the best.

Just thought I'd fill you guys in on my story. Very quickly. I had Emma in 2006. October that year I was pregnant. I'd never even heard of ectopic pregnancy before. Went to the docs, couldn't see much. Went to the hospital, they called e a few days later and said I needed to come in. I knew it wasn't good. I will never forget seeing the +ve pregnaancy test the day I was admitted and to be operated on. But I went on to have a boy in 2008 and another boy in 2009. I wish you ladies all the luck in the world.

#20 *Floss*

Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:11 AM

Hi , haven't been around here for a while. Thought I'd pop in and see who's here.

QUOTE (KateyDee @ 25/05/2012, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For everyone who has success stories, did you fall naturally after your tube loss and if so how long did it take? Or did you have to go through IVF?


I had tube removed  in the April,  fell pregnant 5 months later from the side my tube was removed.
So chin up ladies, anything is possible wink.gif

#21 Hopeful2011

Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:24 PM

Rachaelemma thanks but no luck i really thought i was going to get my BFP last mth but it wasn't the case sad.gif

Floss thats wonderful news and really good for us lot here still trying.
Its just gone 6mths for us now. We are awaiting tax returns to proceed with IVF - costly and will run us broke but with both working we will be ok just hope things work out original.gif

#22 *Katey*

Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

Hi ladies, I can't believe I forgot to write in here last month, when it happened  ohmy.gif

I got my very first  BFP.gif last month, 6 months after my ectopic. So to answer my own question on the previous page, it took me 6 months to conceive again after surgery for ectopic.

Unfortunately, it ended in an early miscarriage. I was only about 4 weeks along sad.gif

The good news though, is that the miscarriage was the push the Drs needed to take us to the next step. We start trying clomid when my AF comes back (as I have a luteal phase defect, on top of only have 1 tube), so that's good news for us, and another step closer to getting a sticky pregnancy. I'm currently ovulating at the moment, so this is the last cycle we will be trying naturally, then as soon as AF arrives, we're onto clomid and a whole other world of assisted conception! Clomid for a few months, and then IVF. It's all a bit daunting, but I'm so excited, as it just means we might be a step closer.

How is everyone else going?

Edited by *Katey*, 07 July 2012 - 08:06 AM.


#23 *Katey*

Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (rachelemma @ 27/06/2012, 11:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Katey - You can get pregnant from your non-tube side.


Oh yes, I know, but it's only a 15% chance the egg will be sucked over to the opposite tube. So the chances are much lower. And when I ovulate from that side almost every month, it's a bit frustrating.

Edited by *Katey*, 07 July 2012 - 08:08 AM.


#24 Hopeful2011

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:56 PM

Good luck Katey and i admire your strength and positivity! Just beautiful.
This mth is when i ovulate from my non existent tube side and ovulate this wknd and I must admit its a lil disheartening going into it knowing the chance is sooo much lower but hey you never know!

Well we were going to see the IVF specialist this wknd and do the blood work i had been given the script for 2 mths ago (the one i ended up in tears and was worried about the costs).However after researching into other "cheaper" options we are going to go elsewhere for a 1/3 of the cost however with a 8% less success rate.
I figure if there is less financial strain then there will be less stress and so on.

From what i understand there is an approx a 7 mth stand down period if your first IVF cycle is unsuccessful? with that in mind i figure i would rather do that than spend all our savings on a possible failed treatment also.

#25 Minxybug

Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:00 PM

Hello ladies I have not been in here for a while as I have had no internet for the past 4 months. We have also moved countries (to the UK Wales) 3 weeks ago we finally moved into our house.

Very happy news from me tested this morning and I am so excited yet scared to announce that we have a BFP.gif

will be seeing a doctor next week to organise a scan and make sure baby is in the right place. Praying very hard for a sticky 9 months. Baby will be due on our one year anniversary of arriving in Wales original.gif

I am really hoping this goes well we conceived after 7 months of TTC only for it to end in an ectopic where I lost my right tube after it had ruptured. We TTC for a couple of months around the beginning of the year and this is the first month of just seeing how it goes.

I hope that everyone in here gets their sticky second chance


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