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    Default Need some reassurance

    When I was 5.5 weeks pregnant I went to A&E with severe pain. On ultrasound they found a huge ovarian cyst, however they also thought I had a cornual pregnancy. I ended up having to have a laparoscopy to not only remove the cyst but to see exactly where the pregnancy was. It turns out it appears was just inside the uterus so they left it alone. I had a follow up scan a week later and the u/s Dr recommended continuous monitoring to see if everything is ok with the location/growth of the baby. I have since had 3 Drs tell me that the location of the pregnancy is ok according to the surgery and last scan.

    I have my 12 week follow up scan this week and I am feeling really nervous about it. I have read the with cornual ectopics they won't rupture until 12-16 weeks. I have been reassured by my dr's however I am still worrying that its in the wrong place/bub hasn't grown properly, they made a mistake and I'll have to go through it all again, with the added heartache of losing the bub so late.

    Just need someone to tell me I am being silly I guess. I have had no symptoms of anything being wrong (no bleeding/no strange pains), my tummy is growing like it should be. I feel like I am not bonding like I would have otherwise because of what's happened/my worrying and its putting a dampener on my excitement.

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    Hi pearlygirl, I have no experience with cornual pregnancies but just wanted to post and say I wish you weren't going through torturous worry! I swear the closer you get to an answer in pregnancy the worst you feel- are you seeing an Ob? Can you go in for a quick scan before Thursday? Odds are in your favour that everything is okay. I totally empathise with being so consumed with worry you can't see the point in getting excited about the baby yet. Fx for you and your little bub.

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    Sorry to hear you're having a rough time
    I won't say you're being 'silly' because worrying about your health and your baby's is NOT silly!

    Do you think it could be perinatal anxiety/depression? What you're going through could have triggered something like that.

    Hang in there *hugs* hope others have some advice/tips for you.

    Jules x
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    Thanks ladies.

    I think that its because it's finally the week I find out for sure if everything is ok I am feeling fairly anxious about it all. I feel like I have been holding my breath waiting for this scan, so I can finally get excited and start planning for our baby. I haven't had any scans since week 6, so I'm hanging out to see that everything is ok and I can get on with it.

    bhjules I am feeling myself (other than worrying about the scan) its not anything too serious at the moment, just worry that things won't work out I guess I think I just need to try and be more positive. It's helped being able to vent.

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    I've had a cornual ectopic that was removed straight away. When they scan they can tell you the thickness of the lining where it's implanted and that will give them an indication of whether it could support pregnancy/the placenta. Due to all the blood vessels etc round there there is no way the OB would let you risk a cornual ectopic and rupture as that would turn catastrophic quickly. I think usually an undiagnosed cornual ectopic would rupture later because with a tubal it is limited by the size of the tube, with the cornual it would be when the wall of the uterus/blood vessels are breeched. If the doctor's said it was fine after the scans and laparoscopy then that's a big relief. Good luck with the scan, sure it will be great to see bub again!

    The bonding thing is natural if you have worries about the bub. I'm in my second pregnancy since the ectopic and both times I haven't felt bonding till at least 20 weeks, it's almost like somehow if things turned bad I felt I emotionally safeguarded myself somehow? But in reality it'd be heart breaking whether you yet bonded or not. What helped me was thinking that actually whatever will be will be, there's nothing you could do about it but hope, pray and stay positive

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    Thanks GracieK, I'm so sorry to hear you had to go through that. The baby appeared on u/s to be at 6mm thickness, anything 5mm and under they will remove, so it was literally on the cusp. They had a stack of specialists in the operating theatre apparently and it took them some time to be sure it was in the right spot, so I should really be focussing on that. You are right in saying they wouldn't have risked it otherwise, I know logically they wouldn't have left the pregnancy there if there was any doubt whatsoever, as I know it is severely life threatening.

    Just wish the next 3 days would hurry up. Feeling a bit better than this morning now, thanks ladies. Will try and think more positive in the next few days

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracieK View Post
    I've had a cornual ectopic that was removed straight away. When they scan they can tell you the thickness of the lining where it's implanted and that will give them an indication of whether it could support pregnancy/the placenta. Due to all the blood vessels etc round there there is no way the OB would let you risk a cornual ectopic and rupture as that would turn catastrophic quickly. I think usually an undiagnosed cornual ectopic would rupture later because with a tubal it is limited by the size of the tube, with the cornual it would be when the wall of the uterus/blood vessels are breeched. If the doctor's said it was fine after the scans and laparoscopy then that's a big relief. Good luck with the scan, sure it will be great to see bub again!

    The bonding thing is natural if you have worries about the bub. I'm in my second pregnancy since the ectopic and both times I haven't felt bonding till at least 20 weeks, it's almost like somehow if things turned bad I felt I emotionally safeguarded myself somehow? But in reality it'd be heart breaking whether you yet bonded or not. What helped me was thinking that actually whatever will be will be, there's nothing you could do about it but hope, pray and stay positive
    Hi GracieK! I know this thread is very old but I can't seem to find a lot of information about cornual ectopics. I also had a cornual pregnancy which was removed (along with my right fallopian and wedge of my uterus)
    but now I am currently pregnant and will need to have a Csection at 37-38 weeks.

    Just wondering if you had a CSection as well and how far along did you deliver? How were your pregnancies following the cornual ectopic? I am asking because I can't help but worry about every little ache and pains about this pregnancy! I love to hear positive stories about successfully getting pregnant after the ectopics!

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    Hi Jeannybaby! Yes wow this is a bit of a blast from the past...my baby is turning 2 this weekend hehe. first up, congrats on the pregnancy, may it go smoothly for you! It's of course natural to feel anxious when you have a high risk pregnancy. And I do know that feeling of doom with every twinge. I had 2 successful pregnancies after my cornual ectopic. Prior to my ectopic I had my DD7 by emergency caesar. My DS4 the pregnancy was fine but the birth was scary, I did a trial VBAC, but he was overdue and over 4Kg and I ended up with a uterine rupture (not from the ectopic site though, the previous Caesarian scar burst). My DS2 I had an elective at 37w on the dot. This was the best birth for me, totally in control and relaxed, I was up and about and happily discharged in less than 48hrs. I was sooo anxious towards the end of that pregnancy, but the lovely midwives referred me onto the hospital counselling and just talking through the fears and getting coping strategies helped loads. It was overwhelming at the time, and I do think I was probably suffering from PTSD from the uterine rupture. Always go with your gut instinct, if you feel something is off, get it checked out. And remember to breathe and try to enjoy the pregnancy (easier said than done, I know). I remember thinking I was like the cat on its ninth life, or a ticking time bomb.... but I kept telling myself, just keep swimming and before long the pregnancy was finished and my babies had arrived safe in my arms. In the end I have 3 beautiful kids who would not be here at all if not for the doctors. Positive thoughts winging their way to you .

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    Hi GracieK! Thank you so much for your response I wasn't sure if you'd still be checking these forums as your last post was two years ago! Wow I'm happy to hear you were able to have 2 more healthy babies at full term after the cornual ectopic pregnancy, and that sure gives me a lot of hope! I'm currently 31 weeks and I am praying to have a very smooth pregnancy and good recovery from csection and of course, a healthy baby as well


 

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