An Ectopic Pregnancy is when a baby begins to grow outside the uterus. It is not possible to move a foetus into the uterus and the pregnancy cannot survive
What you need to know about Ectopic Pregnancy & HG
It is important to seek urgent medical advice if you suspect you are experiencing an Ectopic pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancies are often identified at an early scan but there can be a long wait between identifying an Ectopic Pregnancy and the end of the pregnancy. Some women continue to feel sick during this time which can feel unfair. Ask your GP for antiemetics if this is the case. This period of waiting can feel frustrating as women may feel stuck and unable to move on.
Many women report they do not feel as sick with an Ectopic pregnancy although this is not true in every situation. There can be a paradox around hoping for pregnancy sickness as this may mean a viable pregnancy and dreading that you will suffer HG again
In some cases, Ectopic Pregnancies damage the fallopian tubes leading to fertility difficulties. This can add yet another layer of complexity to the possibility of future pregnancies in addition to the potential recurrence of HG.
Common thoughts & feelings after Ectopic Pregnancy
- Relief that the sickness will end
- Guilt that you wanted to sickness to end so maybe this is your fault
- Frustration due to the period of waiting between identifying an Ectopic Pregnancy and it ending.
- Anxiety around potential fertility issues
- Worry that this may happen again in subsequent pregnancies
- Fear that you may never complete your family