Every month we will identify the most commonly asked questions about ectopic pregnancy and answer them. If you have any further questions which you cannot find answers to on the website, please can you contact us.
What resources are available to help me with an ectopic pregnancy loss?
Ectopic pregnancy is a serious and increasingly common condition that accounts for up to 1-2% of pregnancy in the United Kingdom. If treated surgically it is usually a one-night stay. If there is follow up it could be with your general practitioner. It is well recognised that there may be psychological issues and it may be possible for counselling to be arranged. Click here for the psychological aspects of ectopic pregnancy. Also, some find it helpful to post details of their experiences and read about other women. Please click here for our Case Histories.
A goal of the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation is to establish a counselling service once we have raised sufficient funding. The EPF does not receive central funding but relies solely on generous donations from the general public, who have undertaken charitable events including tea parties, and others running marathons. Due to the COVID epidemic, donations have dropped significantly, and you can donate by clicking here to donate via our website.
What are the chances of having a second ectopic pregnancy?
Does experiencing shoulder pain early in the pregnancy mean it will be an ectopic pregnancy?
How long does it take to recover physically from an Ectopic Pregnancy?
If open (laparotomy) surgery is performed a hospital stay of a few days is usual as there is a bikini scar on the abdomen. This takes longer to heal and may take weeks – see Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment for more information.