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    Default Ectopic pregnancies - where to next?

    Hi there,
    I'm wondering if anyone has any advice around healing naturally post an ectopic? I experienced my first ectopic in March 2015 where I had my right tube removed, and a second this week which has been treated with methortrexate. I now have six months to wait before we can try again (either via ivf or run the gauntlet and try naturally again, knowing there's a 50% chance of being ectopic again), so in the meantime, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice about healing my body and even potentially looking at natural remedies to prevent another ectopic (apparently having low progesterone puts you at a higher risk which is what I have). In amongst this, post the first ectopic I stopped ovulating and had to go on clomid - so in this next 6 months I also want to work on getting my period back and ovulate naturally. I'm 29, a healthy weight and excercise regularly.
    Any advice on how to move forward from here, how to get ovulation happening naturally and even any success stories after ectopic pregnancy would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you. xx

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your ectopic pregnancies - they are so traumatic, one minute thinking you are pregnant and the next being wheeled into surgery. I had my right tube removed 18 months ago in similar circumstances, and got pregnant about 7 months later. My baby boy is lying right next to me now! Hugs to you, it's really tough xxx
    Can I ask why they think it will be a 50% chance of it happening again? I was told something very different. Have you been checked out for endometriosis or scar tissue? Where was your second ectopic, in your other left tube?

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    Hi ive had two resulting in removal of both tubes. Ive since gone on to have a further 2 children via ivf. I did acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine before each cycle and honestly believe it helped and could have helped before ectopics too

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    Thanks lovely - and congrats to you on your little boy. Reassuring to hear. The reason being is that the second extopic is in my left tube (only tube) and because the pregnancy is likely to leave some scarring on the tube, it will increase the chances of having another one. The odds change dramatically from having one, to two (especially with only one tube left which may now be damaged). Hope this make sense.

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    Thanks for sharing PinkPopsical - and sorry to hear about your losses also, but congrats on your 2 children. Thanks also for the advice on the accpuncture and Chinese medicine - glad to hear it helped as this is a path I want to explore further as a way to heal and potentially help with prevention in future. Xx

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    Sorry PinkPopsical - just a quick question. Where abouts are you based? I need to find a good acupuncturist where I live.

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    Oh that makes sense now, thanks for clarifying.
    After I had my ectopic, my doctor who performed the surgery basically said he didn't think I had a chance to get pregnant naturally (my left ovary was adhered to my abdominal wall due to endo, so he thought it was going to make it difficult). He advised I looked into IVF (after two other natural pregnancies before my ectopic) and we had booked an appt for February. I got pregnant naturally in December. There's still hope for you! How are you holding up emotionally? I found the ectopic to just as difficult as my previous still birth - it came as such a shock and the rupture itself was really scary.
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    That's hugely positive! Isn't it funny how sometimes when there's a solution in place, it takes the pressure off and then it happens! What a blessing for you. Can I ask if you had a regular cycle with your ectopic? I'm wondering if my long cycles (usually 35-40 days) are to blame? To answer your question about how I'm holding up emotionally - I'm heartbroken. I'd accepted it happening once, but twice is just cruel, unfair and unlucky. I'm just now trying to concentrate on making a plan for the next 6 months in terms of getting my period back (and ovulating naturally), trying to think positively- sometimes I feel my fear of it happening again and not being able to have children has lead to my own undoing. The whole believe it and it will happen thing. So I really need to change my mindset. Lots of work to do! Did you have any ways around getting through the fear of it happening again? I'm naturally an anxious / worrisome person - so it's all putting me to the test!

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