Did you know that the FIRST ever IVF pregnancy conceived was actually an ectopic pregnancy that was removed at 13 weeks of pregnancy? It was published in Lancet in 1976.
Ectopic pregnancy is one of the few but very serious emergencies a fertility doctor sees. The most common ectopic pregnancy symptoms are: abdominal pain and spotting. Luckily, most patients will call their doc in early pregnancy to report symptoms before a rupture occurs.
Here’s what fertility patients should know about ectopics:
1. Going through IVF doesn’t mean you can’t have an ectopic pregnancy.
2. Women going through IVF with a history of ectopic, blocked fallopian tube(s) or prior infection are at highest risk.
Talk to your doctor about your personal risk factors for ectopic. If you have any risk factors, talk about what you can do to minimize your risk.
Hope this helps!