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Anyone do IVF after first ectopic pregnancy??

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Re: Anyone do IVF after first ectopic pregnancy??

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Dear KristaC3620,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss,
It is normal to feel anxious about the future. We experience a mix of emotions from wanting to try again to being petrified of what may lie ahead. We never forget but we can learn to accept what happened. It is a slow process that might be weeks or months ahead. In time, we can get to a place where we feel comfortable trying again. When this is, is individual for each person. There is no timeframe for recovery, take each day as it comes.
It is natural to be worried after everything you have been through. Sadly even with IVF there is the risk of ectopic pregnancy, which is why early pregnancy scans are so important.

The chances of a further ectopic after a first in UK is 10%. So that's 90% chance of the embryo being in right place next time.
While generally it is possible to conceive after an ectopic pregnancy, the amount of time it takes varies from couple to couple. Factors include age, general health, reproductive health and how often you have sex, among other things. It may be comforting to know that 65% of women are successfully pregnant within 18 months of experiencing an ectopic pregnancy and some studies suggest this rises to around 85% after two years.

Speak to your GP or medical team for further advice as they have access to your medical notes. We have more information here under the section assisted conception
https://ectopic.org.uk/patients/trying-to-conceive/
We are here too for as long as you need,
Sending much love,
Karen x

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