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March 18, 2012 at 9:03 am #28526Shluna105
I don’t know whats going, and I am kinda freakin out.
I am supposed to be 7 weeks pregnant, and I went to the Dr today and found out that I’m Ectopic and the baby is only developed to 4 weeks 1 day. I don’t know what this means, or what I do. Whats gonna happen?
Please help me, and no judgement. I looked stuff up and am still confused.March 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm #28527Anonymous
First off, there is absolutely no judgement here! 🙂 We provide encouragement and help! 🙂 Im not a doctor so i dont know completely about ectopic pregnancies , but this is what ive found maybe it will help you out more.
‘ An ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a condition in which a fertilized egg settles and grows in any location other than the inner lining of the uterus. The vast majority of ectopic pregnancies are so-called tubal pregnancies and occur in the Fallopian tube (98%); however, they can occur in other locations, such as the ovary, cervix, and abdominal cavity.The major health risk of ectopic pregnancy is rupture leading to internal bleeding. The survival rate from ectopic pregnancies is improving even though the incidence of ectopic pregnancies is also increasing. The major reason for a poor outcome is failure to seek early medical attention. Ectopic pregnancy remains the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the first trimester of pregnancy.’
So I would suggest stay in contact with your doctor, keep getting check ups regularly. Honestly your doctor is the ONLY one who can tell you exactly what all this means, and what potentially can happen. He knows your body and knows everything that is going on. I hope that helped out a little! Please keep us updated 🙂 Ill be praying for you!
<3 TekaMarch 19, 2012 at 6:46 am #28528Meg11
Dearest Shluna, I am so sorry for the fear and confusion you are facing….Teka gave you some GREAT advice and info, I would like to add to that a little….Especially if you are supposed to be 7 weeks and your baby is only measuring 4 weeks it could very well be that your baby has passed away….Did your doctor find a heart beat? MOST ectopic pregnancies end in the medically emergent removal of the baby, some people have referred to this as an abortion and I am here to tell you that when your baby is implanted OUTSIDE of your uterus and there is NO chance for survival that this is NOT an elective abortion, if the word abortion is mentioned through this medical process you need to guard your heart and Stand your ground, IF you end up having to have your baby removed, you are simply experiencing a medical tragedy based on an emergency need…..Very few babies survive outside of the womb and the risk it poses to you is severe, Know that I am praying for a miracle for you and baby, KNOW that IF you loose this baby that it is NOT your fault and you are NOT to blame, Be cautious and attentive to your body right now, if your doctor has not scheduled you in for surgery to remove the baby yet then they might have hope that the baby could move or pass on his/her own….I was 3-4 weeks along when my youngest was hung up between my tube and uterus, technically ectopic and thankfully she moved, it is NOT impossible as long as the implantation process has not occurred….This is my prayer for your situation! If you have abdominal pain, especially dominant on one side, experience bleeding, light headedness, dizziness, violent vomiting, fever, etc you need to be seen IMMEDIATELY, Don’t call your doctor first, just go to the EMERGENCY ROOM….If the baby is in your tube and it ruptures you can potentially bleed out in a short period of time….I do not want to make you more scared than you already are, but please do be overly cautious….You are a strong woman, You have come so far and made it through so many trials already in your life, I am here to support you through this and I hope you will keep us all updated on what happens….Love you lots and you will be fervently in my prayers! Meg email@example.comMarch 19, 2012 at 7:30 am #28529Shluna105
I don’t know what to do. I went to a walk in clinic, and I don’t have a Dr here. I am beyond scared, and am afraid of every little thing I feel in case its something I should pay attention to and don’t know it..March 19, 2012 at 7:45 am #28530Meg11
If you have any of the symptoms I mentioned above or if you feel like something is wrong, GO TO THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY and tell them that you may be experiencing an ectopic pregnancy Or else just go NOW if you are willing to pay an emergency visit, hospitals also offer write offs for UN-insured patients many times)….If you make it through the night without any issues then call the hospital in the morning and ask for the labor and delivery unit, explain what you have been told and ask if they would refer you to a good high risk pregnancy doctor, MAKE AN APPT ASAP, you NEED to be seen by someone who KNOWS what they are talking about, it confuses me why someone would tell you that you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy and do NOTHING….It is important that you be seen by a professional and have an ultrasound in the next 24 hours, sooner than later is best, I always avoid the emergency room like the plague because they can cost a lot of money but if you are at risk for rupture, no amount of money is worth your health…Did the clinic give you any paperwork? By any chance was it a clinic that performs or refers for abortions? Sometimes they say things to cause pregnant women to panic so that they will consider ending their pregnancy, Anyways, Is your husband with you? You need to make sure he understands what is going on with you incase you faint or black out, you should NOT be alone tonight or until you know for sure what is happening to you, make sure you have someone to take care of your daughter and to check in on you through the night and be seen AS SOON AS YOU CAN tomorrow! I am praying for you! Love MegMarch 19, 2012 at 7:49 am #28531Meg11
PS, Go ahead and email me, firstname.lastname@example.org , it will be quicker and easier to communicate that way than pending and posting in the forums 🙂 Love ya! <3May 3, 2012 at 6:18 am #28578Anonymous
Were you able to go to the doctor or clinic? Your whole situation seems really scary and I am worried about you!
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