#ectopic Instagram Photos & Videos

ectopic - 8.2k posts

    The word 'ectopic' is derived from the Greek, _'ectopos'_, meaning, 'out of place'. One to two per cent of fertilised eggs lodge in other than the uterine cavity - most commonly, the fallopian tube. When this happens, we have an ectopic pregnancy and the embryo may continue to grow with potentially disastrous consequences, usually due to intra-abdominal haemorrhage.
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For more interactive learning, take the Ectopic Pregnancy Course - online now at www.ausmed.com/CPD (🔗 in bio).
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    The word 'ectopic' is derived from the Greek, _'ectopos'_, meaning, 'out of place'. One to two per cent of fertilised eggs lodge in other than the uterine cavity - most commonly, the fallopian tube. When this happens, we have an ectopic pregnancy and the embryo may continue to grow with potentially disastrous consequences, usually due to intra-abdominal haemorrhage.
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    For more interactive learning, take the Ectopic Pregnancy Course - online now at www.ausmed.com/CPD (🔗 in bio).
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    #nurse #ectopic #pregnancy #pregnant #mother #motherhood #baby #birth #midwife #midwifery #neonatal #womenshealth #nursing #learning

    6 0 22 August, 2019
    👯👯😘 TTC SISTERS 😘👯👯 .
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I always seem to post once a week, wishing you all good luck for upcoming tests, transfers etc.. Today I thought I would do something different 🤷🏻‍♀️🌈🙌🏼 .
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To those dealing with a recent loss, I’m sorry 💔 I’m sorry this world is so nasty and that your hurting... I know there is nothing I can say to make it better, But I do know that I am ALWAYS here for you & I understand xx
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To those who have had recent failed cycles, I’m sorry! The only thing that stuck with me when I had my first failed cycle, “Each No/Negative is closer to a Yes/positive”.. As much as it sucks to hear that, it is truth... Get yourself ready how you want to be before your next transfer xxx
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To those who are not knowing what the heck is happening at the moment and not getting answers, I promise answers do come along. It does take some advocating for yourself, some more appointments and waiting but it all comes together at some point.. .
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To those who are just over it and feel like they can’t go on anymore, YOU CAN. Everything you have been through for your journey hasn’t killed you, it has only made you stronger to face the next obstacle put in your way, Not too mention preparing you to be the STRONGEST MOST RESILIENT mumma ever... .
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 I’m always here if any of you need to chat ❤️

    👯👯😘 TTC SISTERS 😘👯👯 .
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    I always seem to post once a week, wishing you all good luck for upcoming tests, transfers etc.. Today I thought I would do something different 🤷🏻‍♀️🌈🙌🏼 .
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    To those dealing with a recent loss, I’m sorry 💔 I’m sorry this world is so nasty and that your hurting... I know there is nothing I can say to make it better, But I do know that I am ALWAYS here for you & I understand xx
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    To those who have had recent failed cycles, I’m sorry! The only thing that stuck with me when I had my first failed cycle, “Each No/Negative is closer to a Yes/positive”.. As much as it sucks to hear that, it is truth... Get yourself ready how you want to be before your next transfer xxx
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    To those who are not knowing what the heck is happening at the moment and not getting answers, I promise answers do come along. It does take some advocating for yourself, some more appointments and waiting but it all comes together at some point.. .
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    To those who are just over it and feel like they can’t go on anymore, YOU CAN. Everything you have been through for your journey hasn’t killed you, it has only made you stronger to face the next obstacle put in your way, Not too mention preparing you to be the STRONGEST MOST RESILIENT mumma ever... .
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    I’m always here if any of you need to chat ❤️

    76 17 21 August, 2019
    From the bottom of my heavy heart... I’ve been searching for all these words to express how overwhelmed I am with the love and support we have had since sharing our loss but all I can say is ‘thank you’.
Every message, comment, direct message, phone call, email has truly touch my heart.

Yesterday while at the park with Evan, he and a little girl were playing together.  Her grandma, asked me if he was our only one.
For the first time, I spoke our truth out loud.  I hesitated to answer her question, but I replied that we had a recent loss.

This woman, a perfect stranger hugged me.  She said she was so sorry and felt compelled to comfort me.  There is kindness all around and I am so grateful for you all.

I don’t know how long it will take for the random tears to stop, the ‘what ifs’ and ‘why’ to fade away but I’m glad to be surrounded by so many amazing people and to have their support and love. 💜

    From the bottom of my heavy heart... I’ve been searching for all these words to express how overwhelmed I am with the love and support we have had since sharing our loss but all I can say is ‘thank you’.
    Every message, comment, direct message, phone call, email has truly touch my heart.

    Yesterday while at the park with Evan, he and a little girl were playing together. Her grandma, asked me if he was our only one.
    For the first time, I spoke our truth out loud. I hesitated to answer her question, but I replied that we had a recent loss.

    This woman, a perfect stranger hugged me. She said she was so sorry and felt compelled to comfort me. There is kindness all around and I am so grateful for you all.

    I don’t know how long it will take for the random tears to stop, the ‘what ifs’ and ‘why’ to fade away but I’m glad to be surrounded by so many amazing people and to have their support and love. 💜

    36 11 21 August, 2019
    Embarazo ectópico.  Una alternativa segura, eficaz y con mejores resultados para el abordaje de esta urgencia obstétrica es la cirugía de mínima invasion. #ectopic #MIGs #Enseal #Ensealarticulado

    Embarazo ectópico. Una alternativa segura, eficaz y con mejores resultados para el abordaje de esta urgencia obstétrica es la cirugía de mínima invasion. #ectopic #MIGs #Enseal #Ensealarticulado

    32 0 21 August, 2019
    My loves🤗🤗🤗🤗, Let me tell y’all! This has been an interesting week. Last week was #Loose, my workshop focused on the #sacral chakra. Focusing on this space for the last 6 days has sent me up and down a roller coaster.. you hear me??? I was able to realize the #energetic #wounds that I held for so long surrounding #rejection, #sexuality and #sensuality as well as some remains from my #ectopic #pregnancy. 
I was able to see how these wounds have played out in many of my relationships past and present! I made the decision to move past this way of thinking and #forgave myself. Allowing myself to have #compassion for others #navigating this #physical #world and shifting past belief systems have left me with a #reset on #love and #relating! Annnnnnddd The #relationship I have with my #vagina has leveled up as well!🤗 We on some new new y’all ;) I’m feeling hella powerful 
I’m feeling hella #sensual 
And HELLA ALL THINGS MAGIKGYAL!!! Come get #Firedup with me tomorrow as we dive into the the #solarplexus chakra! We will be meeting at @thegatherhouse here at @fergusonsdowntown from 6-8pm!  Please hit me up if you have any questions!! 😘😘 #MoDupe #RIPRick

    My loves🤗🤗🤗🤗, Let me tell y’all! This has been an interesting week. Last week was #Loose, my workshop focused on the #sacral chakra. Focusing on this space for the last 6 days has sent me up and down a roller coaster.. you hear me??? I was able to realize the #energetic #wounds that I held for so long surrounding #rejection, #sexuality and #sensuality as well as some remains from my #ectopic #pregnancy.
    I was able to see how these wounds have played out in many of my relationships past and present! I made the decision to move past this way of thinking and #forgave myself. Allowing myself to have #compassion for others #navigating this #physical #world and shifting past belief systems have left me with a #reset on #love and #relating! Annnnnnddd The #relationship I have with my #vagina has leveled up as well!🤗 We on some new new y’all ;) I’m feeling hella powerful
    I’m feeling hella #sensual
    And HELLA ALL THINGS MAGIKGYAL!!! Come get #Firedup with me tomorrow as we dive into the the #solarplexus chakra! We will be meeting at @thegatherhouse here at @fergusonsdowntown from 6-8pm! Please hit me up if you have any questions!! 😘😘 #MoDupe #RIPRick

    140 36 21 August, 2019
    Lush we love love love you..officially lost count of how many Lush stores are working with Cradle, so we would like to say a warm welcome to our newest Lush store partner Chelmsford, and thank you for your first donation to our early pregnancy loss comfort bag project. The products and services donated by Lush are directed to each of the stores local NHS Gynae and EPAUs for bereaved parents. Thank you Dawn Brown for arranging yet another Lush donation for your NHS site in Essex these products are amazing 
#earlypregnancyloss #ectopic #molar #molarpregnancy #missedmiscarriage #miscarriage #compassionateinduction

    Lush we love love love you..officially lost count of how many Lush stores are working with Cradle, so we would like to say a warm welcome to our newest Lush store partner Chelmsford, and thank you for your first donation to our early pregnancy loss comfort bag project. The products and services donated by Lush are directed to each of the stores local NHS Gynae and EPAUs for bereaved parents. Thank you Dawn Brown for arranging yet another Lush donation for your NHS site in Essex these products are amazing
    #earlypregnancyloss #ectopic #molar #molarpregnancy #missedmiscarriage #miscarriage #compassionateinduction

    17 0 20 August, 2019
    I N T R O D U C T I O N

hello new followers!

I realised many of you won’t know my full story...I’ll share it over two posts 1/2

B A B Y  L O S S

2015 - JUST BEFORE DIAGNOSIS

In 2015 my husband and I were trying for a baby. That summer our dreams came true when I, finally, discovered I was pregnant. 
Only something wasn’t right.

I was in constant pain with intermittent bleeding. I was floored with fatigue and struggling to maintain my workload in my job as a researcher.

I went to my GP and was told it was ‘just’ a miscarriage and to go home and let nature take its course.

This was the first time I nearly died.

Two weeks later I doubled over in pain as I experienced a massive bleed.

I was rushed to hospital where they told me they agreed it was ‘just’ a miscarriage. 
However, another two weeks later I found myself in emergency surgery for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and internal bleeding.

My heart stopped on the operating table as our baby was cut from my body.

Another two weeks later the hospital called me at home to say that the pregnancy was much later stage than they had expected and ‘would I like the remains to hold a funeral’

I was in such shock and denial I said no.

I’ve regretted it ever since.

This was just the start.

More in my book ‘HOW LONG HAVE I GOT?’ and on my website www.fkmunro.com

#babyloss #ectopicpregnancy #ectopic #stillborn #infantloss #lifeafterloss #grief #stillloved #pregnancyloss #babylossawareness #childloss #griefsupport #grievingmother #griefjourney #miscarriagesupport #in #angelbaby #loss #sids #emptyarms #bereavedparents #babylosssupport #bereavedmother #stillbirthawareness #griefandloss #childlosssupport #LiveLikeYouAreDying

    I N T R O D U C T I O N

    hello new followers!

    I realised many of you won’t know my full story...I’ll share it over two posts 1/2

    B A B Y L O S S

    2015 - JUST BEFORE DIAGNOSIS

    In 2015 my husband and I were trying for a baby. That summer our dreams came true when I, finally, discovered I was pregnant.
    Only something wasn’t right.

    I was in constant pain with intermittent bleeding. I was floored with fatigue and struggling to maintain my workload in my job as a researcher.

    I went to my GP and was told it was ‘just’ a miscarriage and to go home and let nature take its course.

    This was the first time I nearly died.

    Two weeks later I doubled over in pain as I experienced a massive bleed.

    I was rushed to hospital where they told me they agreed it was ‘just’ a miscarriage.
    However, another two weeks later I found myself in emergency surgery for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and internal bleeding.

    My heart stopped on the operating table as our baby was cut from my body.

    Another two weeks later the hospital called me at home to say that the pregnancy was much later stage than they had expected and ‘would I like the remains to hold a funeral’

    I was in such shock and denial I said no.

    I’ve regretted it ever since.

    This was just the start.

    More in my book ‘HOW LONG HAVE I GOT?’ and on my website www.fkmunro.com

    #babyloss #ectopicpregnancy #ectopic #stillborn #infantloss #lifeafterloss #grief #stillloved #pregnancyloss #babylossawareness #childloss #griefsupport #grievingmother #griefjourney #miscarriagesupport #in #angelbaby #loss #sids #emptyarms #bereavedparents #babylosssupport #bereavedmother #stillbirthawareness #griefandloss #childlosssupport #LiveLikeYouAreDying

    158 16 20 August, 2019
    Seen this on another ladies fertility insta, and it jumped out at me. I’m feeling so low at the moment and find myself comparing our situation to others all the time. 
It is getting harder to swallow the fact I’m still not pregnant, I have ashermans, my lining just doesn’t seem to be getting thicker and if it doesn’t get any better than we will seriously consider surrogacy.  My mind is constantly full of these thoughts. I never have any rest from these thoughts, they follow me like my own shadow. A dark feeling deep down. 
To make matters worse, everyone around me is pregnant or already has children. 
I’m not particularly religious, but I find myself begging / praying, ‘please god, give me the strength to do this. Please give me a break from the constant reminders that my body isn’t currently capable to conceive, please bless me with a healthy happy baby. Please’ 
Maybe when I am blessed with my own child, I’ll stop comparing our situation, to the ‘oh I missed my pill and caught straight away’ and this unbearable pain that is with me at this moment in time will all be worth it in the end 🌈 but as of now, it’s fucking hard not to. 
#progynova #ashermanssyndrome #ashermansawareness #ttc #ttcpain #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttctribe #ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #ectopicpregnancysurvivor

    Seen this on another ladies fertility insta, and it jumped out at me. I’m feeling so low at the moment and find myself comparing our situation to others all the time.
    It is getting harder to swallow the fact I’m still not pregnant, I have ashermans, my lining just doesn’t seem to be getting thicker and if it doesn’t get any better than we will seriously consider surrogacy. My mind is constantly full of these thoughts. I never have any rest from these thoughts, they follow me like my own shadow. A dark feeling deep down.
    To make matters worse, everyone around me is pregnant or already has children.
    I’m not particularly religious, but I find myself begging / praying, ‘please god, give me the strength to do this. Please give me a break from the constant reminders that my body isn’t currently capable to conceive, please bless me with a healthy happy baby. Please’
    Maybe when I am blessed with my own child, I’ll stop comparing our situation, to the ‘oh I missed my pill and caught straight away’ and this unbearable pain that is with me at this moment in time will all be worth it in the end 🌈 but as of now, it’s fucking hard not to.
    #progynova #ashermanssyndrome #ashermansawareness #ttc #ttcpain #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttctribe #ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #ectopicpregnancysurvivor

    15 0 19 August, 2019
    When it rains, it pours.  You find out that your hCG levels are dropping, and then on top of the miscarriage you learn it was an ectopic pregnancy.  Or you were already struggling to get pregnant, and now you're faced with losing a fallopian tube as well. ⁣
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The American Pregnancy Association states, "The chances of having a successful pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy may be reduced, but this will depend on why the pregnancy was ectopic and your medical history. If the fallopian tubes have been left in place, you have approximately a 60% chance of having a successful pregnancy in the future." Even if you have lost a tube, conservative estimates state that an egg produced on the tubeless side still manages to find its way down 15-20% of the time. ⁣
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We are here to provide a little hope.  Despite infertility challenges, unsuccessful rounds of IUI and then an IVF round that ended in an ectopic pregnancy and loss of a fallopian tube - our very own Michelle from @mymindbodybaby conceived her first baby naturally, one month after surgery to remove her ruptured tube.  And is now pregnant with baby #2.  Everyone's story is unique, but we are sharing this one to provide a little hope.⁣
Have you lost a tube as a result of an ectopic pregnancy?

    When it rains, it pours. You find out that your hCG levels are dropping, and then on top of the miscarriage you learn it was an ectopic pregnancy. Or you were already struggling to get pregnant, and now you're faced with losing a fallopian tube as well. ⁣

    The American Pregnancy Association states, "The chances of having a successful pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy may be reduced, but this will depend on why the pregnancy was ectopic and your medical history. If the fallopian tubes have been left in place, you have approximately a 60% chance of having a successful pregnancy in the future." Even if you have lost a tube, conservative estimates state that an egg produced on the tubeless side still manages to find its way down 15-20% of the time. ⁣

    We are here to provide a little hope. Despite infertility challenges, unsuccessful rounds of IUI and then an IVF round that ended in an ectopic pregnancy and loss of a fallopian tube - our very own Michelle from @mymindbodybaby conceived her first baby naturally, one month after surgery to remove her ruptured tube. And is now pregnant with baby #2. Everyone's story is unique, but we are sharing this one to provide a little hope.⁣
    Have you lost a tube as a result of an ectopic pregnancy?

    87 11 19 August, 2019
    So its been bearly 3 months since my ectopic. I had my left fallopian tube removed after it ruptured. After a long 5 hour laparoscopy operation i came round. I always thought to myself that there is a reason i am alive today. My Allah has kept me alive. Allah is with me and does things for a reason.
My faith, my imaan and my trust in him is so strong i cannot put into words. 
Yes i am sad my baby didnt make it but i make duaa for not just me but for all trying to get pregnant 
#ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #laparoscopy #fallopiantubes #ruptured #pregnancy #8weeks #faith #imaan #trust #allah #dua #baby #miscarriage

    So its been bearly 3 months since my ectopic. I had my left fallopian tube removed after it ruptured. After a long 5 hour laparoscopy operation i came round. I always thought to myself that there is a reason i am alive today. My Allah has kept me alive. Allah is with me and does things for a reason.
    My faith, my imaan and my trust in him is so strong i cannot put into words.
    Yes i am sad my baby didnt make it but i make duaa for not just me but for all trying to get pregnant
    #ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #laparoscopy #fallopiantubes #ruptured #pregnancy #8weeks #faith #imaan #trust #allah #dua #baby #miscarriage

    17 1 18 August, 2019
    It hasn't fully hit me yet... Especially because it's not as simple for me coming to terms with it because I was told it was a miscarriage first and everything happened so damn fast... But when I do I want to apologize in advance if I seem moody or bite anyone's head off for no reason because I really wouldn't mean too, and also I know it's different for the men but Jarrod is grieving too so all we really need right now is support and perhaps an ear to vent to? 
#ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #babyloss

    It hasn't fully hit me yet... Especially because it's not as simple for me coming to terms with it because I was told it was a miscarriage first and everything happened so damn fast... But when I do I want to apologize in advance if I seem moody or bite anyone's head off for no reason because I really wouldn't mean too, and also I know it's different for the men but Jarrod is grieving too so all we really need right now is support and perhaps an ear to vent to?
    #ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #babyloss

    7 4 18 August, 2019
    A rare case of ruptured twin tubal ectopic pregnancy!!
Twin tubal ectopic pregnancies are rare forms of ectopic pregnancies, with an incidence of one in 200 ectopic pregnancies.
We present a rare case of ruptured ectopic pregnancy which occurred due to twin tubal pregnancy. This was a spontaneous pregnancy with no risk factor for ectopic pregnancy.
This woman presented to the hospital with chief complaints of pain in abdomen since last night and feeling of dizziness since morning.
Her urine pregnancy test was positive and ultrasound revealed a solid cystic complex mass of size 5 × 5 cm in left adnexa.
She was prepared for emergency exploratory laparotomy. Products of conception were removed from the tube and examination revealed placental tissue along with twin fetuses (shown above).
Left-sided salpingectomy was done and the histopathology of the specimen confirmed the diagnosis of ruptured tubal twin pregnancy.

The incidence of ectopic pregnancies has been on rise.
This is mainly due to increase in the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease. Other contributing factors include advanced maternal age, assisted reproductive techniques, tubal surgery, congenital anomalies, intra-uterine device.
Anything that interferes with the passage of the ovum through the tube increases the risk of implantation at an ectopic site, commonly in the fallopian tubes.
If left unchecked, the fetal growth will affect nearby tissue and vascular structures.  Fallopian tubes can break if stretched too much by the growing pregnancy — this is sometimes called a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, one in which the fallopian tube gets torn or bursts and results in internal bleeding. 
Sadly, no medical technology currently exists to move an ectopic pregnancy from the fallopian tubes to the uterus.
Surgical treatment is achieved with open or laparoscopic salpingectomy (pregnancy and affected tube are removed) or salpingotomy (only pregnancy is removed).

    A rare case of ruptured twin tubal ectopic pregnancy!!
    Twin tubal ectopic pregnancies are rare forms of ectopic pregnancies, with an incidence of one in 200 ectopic pregnancies.
    We present a rare case of ruptured ectopic pregnancy which occurred due to twin tubal pregnancy. This was a spontaneous pregnancy with no risk factor for ectopic pregnancy.
    This woman presented to the hospital with chief complaints of pain in abdomen since last night and feeling of dizziness since morning.
    Her urine pregnancy test was positive and ultrasound revealed a solid cystic complex mass of size 5 × 5 cm in left adnexa.
    She was prepared for emergency exploratory laparotomy. Products of conception were removed from the tube and examination revealed placental tissue along with twin fetuses (shown above).
    Left-sided salpingectomy was done and the histopathology of the specimen confirmed the diagnosis of ruptured tubal twin pregnancy.

    The incidence of ectopic pregnancies has been on rise.
    This is mainly due to increase in the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease. Other contributing factors include advanced maternal age, assisted reproductive techniques, tubal surgery, congenital anomalies, intra-uterine device.
    Anything that interferes with the passage of the ovum through the tube increases the risk of implantation at an ectopic site, commonly in the fallopian tubes.
    If left unchecked, the fetal growth will affect nearby tissue and vascular structures.  Fallopian tubes can break if stretched too much by the growing pregnancy — this is sometimes called a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, one in which the fallopian tube gets torn or bursts and results in internal bleeding.
    Sadly, no medical technology currently exists to move an ectopic pregnancy from the fallopian tubes to the uterus.
    Surgical treatment is achieved with open or laparoscopic salpingectomy (pregnancy and affected tube are removed) or salpingotomy (only pregnancy is removed).

    48,703 698 18 August, 2019
    Its nearly 3am, my brain is in overdrive and I can't sleep, in hospital. You know what a really crappy question to ask someone who's tube and baby is about to be removed is? 'Was this a planned baby?' 'Was this a suprise?' Well I tend to think an #ectopic pregnancy is always a suprise..... and this is from doctors. Does it make a difference planned or not?! I don't get it. Maybe its because I have 3 children they can't get their heads around why I'd have another intentionally? I'd love to know. Baby 4. Oh baby 4. 
My only hope is that she or he is snuggled up with my mum tonight. Sleep tight baby 4. Your excitement to implant was a bit sucky, but you were so loved for the short short time we knew of your existance, and we wish it could be another way. #babyloss #ectopicpregnancy #baby4 #onsleeplessroadsthesleeplessgo #mayangelsleadyouin

    Its nearly 3am, my brain is in overdrive and I can't sleep, in hospital. You know what a really crappy question to ask someone who's tube and baby is about to be removed is? 'Was this a planned baby?' 'Was this a suprise?' Well I tend to think an #ectopic pregnancy is always a suprise..... and this is from doctors. Does it make a difference planned or not?! I don't get it. Maybe its because I have 3 children they can't get their heads around why I'd have another intentionally? I'd love to know. Baby 4. Oh baby 4.
    My only hope is that she or he is snuggled up with my mum tonight. Sleep tight baby 4. Your excitement to implant was a bit sucky, but you were so loved for the short short time we knew of your existance, and we wish it could be another way. #babyloss #ectopicpregnancy #baby4 #onsleeplessroadsthesleeplessgo #mayangelsleadyouin

    31 23 18 August, 2019

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    Today a friend innocently sent me this photo of me at his wedding in summer 2015.
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What he didn’t realise was that this is the only photo that exists of me while I was pregnant.
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A few weeks after this photo was taken I was having emergency surgery for internal bleeding.
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I lost our baby and I nearly lost my own life too as my heart stopped on the operating table.
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Five months later I was diagnosed with stage four cancer.
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Four months after that I had a full hysterectomy.
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I’ll never be pregnant again.
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This photo is so precious to me.
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It captures another version of my story; a moment in time of a life that could have been...but that wasn’t destined; a parallel universe perhaps.
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It took me a long time to come to terms with the loss of our baby, and of my fertility.
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Many people still never acknowledge our loss or the pain it caused....perhaps because I too never acknowledged it.
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But it was very real. And it was very hard.
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It was one of the greatest losses I’ve ever felt.
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I no longer want to perpetuate the need for people to ever suffer this pain in silence.
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Next month it will be four years and still I feel the pang in my heart when I hold another woman’s baby.
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Through it all I’ve learnt, with deep compassion, that it’s possible to feel happiness for someone else while feeling sadness for yourself.
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That it’s possible to feel deep joy and happiness for another couple while your heart aches for your own loss.
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Above all I’ve learnt how precious and miraculous the creation of life is and that nothing in life should ever be taken for granted.
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#pregnancy #baby #infertility #infertile #pregnancyloss #pregnant #ectopic #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #babyloss #grief #pain #sadness #loss #awareness #cancer #women #woman #grieving #grace

    Today a friend innocently sent me this photo of me at his wedding in summer 2015.
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    What he didn’t realise was that this is the only photo that exists of me while I was pregnant.
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    A few weeks after this photo was taken I was having emergency surgery for internal bleeding.
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    I lost our baby and I nearly lost my own life too as my heart stopped on the operating table.
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    Five months later I was diagnosed with stage four cancer.
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    Four months after that I had a full hysterectomy.
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    I’ll never be pregnant again.
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    This photo is so precious to me.
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    It captures another version of my story; a moment in time of a life that could have been...but that wasn’t destined; a parallel universe perhaps.
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    It took me a long time to come to terms with the loss of our baby, and of my fertility.
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    Many people still never acknowledge our loss or the pain it caused....perhaps because I too never acknowledged it.
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    But it was very real. And it was very hard.
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    It was one of the greatest losses I’ve ever felt.
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    I no longer want to perpetuate the need for people to ever suffer this pain in silence.
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    Next month it will be four years and still I feel the pang in my heart when I hold another woman’s baby.
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    Through it all I’ve learnt, with deep compassion, that it’s possible to feel happiness for someone else while feeling sadness for yourself.
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    That it’s possible to feel deep joy and happiness for another couple while your heart aches for your own loss.
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    Above all I’ve learnt how precious and miraculous the creation of life is and that nothing in life should ever be taken for granted.
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    #pregnancy #baby #infertility #infertile #pregnancyloss #pregnant #ectopic #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #babyloss #grief #pain #sadness #loss #awareness #cancer #women #woman #grieving #grace

    405 41 25 July, 2019
    • WHIRLWIND • 
I'm writing this as I lay in hospital, dosed up on morphine, with a head full of a million question and a heart so Heavy I feel like I'm being pulled down through the floor. 
On Friday I was told that I was suffering from a miscarriage and that I had to return to hospital for more bloods to check my HCG was going in the right direction... I returned on the 5/5/2019 at 9am and sent on my way. At 11.30am I was called up and asked to return for an emergancy scan as my HCG levels had actually increased alot. Instantly I knew something wasnt right. I returned for a scan which confirmed I was actually suffering an ECTOPIC PREGNANCY. As soon as the sonographer said those words all emotion hit and I couldn't quite believe it. You hear of these things but never think they will happen to you. At 14:45 I was told I'd have an OP first thing in the morning... at 15:00 I was told in actual fact they needed to get me in as soon as they could. I have had my right Follopian Tube removed leaving me with just one perfectly healthy Tube which thankfully doesn't mean my chances of conceiving later in life are any slimmer but does unfortunately mean I am high risk for another ectopic. I cant really explain hownim feeling right now but a sense of Emptiness and Heartbreak. 
#Ectopic #Pregnancy #Babyloss #Earlypregnancyloss #Heartbreak #Surgery #Parentbloggeruk #Mummyblogger #rore #Reallife #lifestyleblogger #Mommyblogger #Momblog #Emotional #Whyme #Whyanyone #hospital #NHS #Greiving

    • WHIRLWIND •
    I'm writing this as I lay in hospital, dosed up on morphine, with a head full of a million question and a heart so Heavy I feel like I'm being pulled down through the floor.
    On Friday I was told that I was suffering from a miscarriage and that I had to return to hospital for more bloods to check my HCG was going in the right direction... I returned on the 5/5/2019 at 9am and sent on my way. At 11.30am I was called up and asked to return for an emergancy scan as my HCG levels had actually increased alot. Instantly I knew something wasnt right. I returned for a scan which confirmed I was actually suffering an ECTOPIC PREGNANCY. As soon as the sonographer said those words all emotion hit and I couldn't quite believe it. You hear of these things but never think they will happen to you. At 14:45 I was told I'd have an OP first thing in the morning... at 15:00 I was told in actual fact they needed to get me in as soon as they could. I have had my right Follopian Tube removed leaving me with just one perfectly healthy Tube which thankfully doesn't mean my chances of conceiving later in life are any slimmer but does unfortunately mean I am high risk for another ectopic. I cant really explain hownim feeling right now but a sense of Emptiness and Heartbreak.
    #Ectopic #Pregnancy #Babyloss #Earlypregnancyloss #Heartbreak #Surgery #Parentbloggeruk #Mummyblogger #rore #Reallife #lifestyleblogger #Mommyblogger #Momblog #Emotional #Whyme #Whyanyone #hospital #NHS #Greiving

    525 229 6 May, 2019
    This is a rare situation, an ectopic pregnancy where the fetus is still in life. 
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo implants somewhere other than the uterus, such as in one of the Fallopian tubes (tubal pregnancy). Implantation can also occur on the cervix, ovaries, or within the abdomen. The baby probably can't survive, though in extremely rare cases he or she might. One cause of an ectopic pregnancy is a damaged fallopian tube that doesn't let a fertilized egg into your uterus, so it implants in the fallopian tube or somewhere else. Other risk factors can be pelvic inflammatory disease, often due to Chlamydia infection, tobacco smoking, and the use of assisted reproductive technology. Detection of ectopic pregnancy is typically by blood tests for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and ultrasound. 
Ectopic pregnancy is life-threatening, if the area of the ectopic pregnancy breaks open (ruptures), the rupture can lead to bleeding and shock, an emergency condition. So, the developing cells must be removed on time in order to save the mother's life.

    This is a rare situation, an ectopic pregnancy where the fetus is still in life.
    An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo implants somewhere other than the uterus, such as in one of the Fallopian tubes (tubal pregnancy). Implantation can also occur on the cervix, ovaries, or within the abdomen. The baby probably can't survive, though in extremely rare cases he or she might. One cause of an ectopic pregnancy is a damaged fallopian tube that doesn't let a fertilized egg into your uterus, so it implants in the fallopian tube or somewhere else. Other risk factors can be pelvic inflammatory disease, often due to Chlamydia infection, tobacco smoking, and the use of assisted reproductive technology. Detection of ectopic pregnancy is typically by blood tests for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and ultrasound.
    Ectopic pregnancy is life-threatening, if the area of the ectopic pregnancy breaks open (ruptures), the rupture can lead to bleeding and shock, an emergency condition. So, the developing cells must be removed on time in order to save the mother's life.

    3,686 146 8 hours ago
    Attenzione, questo video potrebbe urtare la vostra sensibilità.
Cos'è questa strana manifestazione? 
Cerchiamo di capirlo insieme.

Il cuore è fisiologicamente posizionato all'interno di uno spazio toracico che, dal punto di vista anatomico, definiamo "mediastino". Al suo interno il primo, rivestito dal pericardio, è protetto e stabilizzato da un insieme di legamenti, ad esempio quelli sterno-pericardici, e dalla continuità della gabbia toracica (cartilagini costali e sterno in particolare). Esistono delle condizioni molto rare, stiamo parlando di una frequenza di 5-10 casi ogni milione di nuove nascite, in cui la posizione del cuore non è quella che ci aspetteremmo. Esso, infatti, può giacere parzialmente o completamente all'esterno della gabbia toracica, assumendo un posizionamento "ectopico". (Ectopico è un termine che usiamo quando ci vogliamo riferire anche ad organi posizionati in distretti non fisiologici)

Questa condizione, nota come Ectopia Cordis e riscontrabile anche nella Pentalogia di Cantrell, rappresenta lo 0,1% delle alterazioni congenite cardiache e può essere classificata, a seconda del posizionamento del cuore, in quattro differenti classi: cervicale, toracica, toraco-addominale ed addominale. E' una patologia con un'eziologia non ancora del tutto chiarita per quanto siano state spiegate le modalità con le quali essa si presenti. Inoltre, può essere diagnosticata attraverso differenti tecniche di imaging. 
Se volete approfondire, vi consiglio di spulciare tra le references! ;) -Extrasystole

References: - A Rare Case Report of Thoracic Ectopia Cordis: An Obstetrician's Point of View in Multidisciplinary Approach.
Diana Ramasauskaite, Vilija Snieckuviene, Viktorija Zitkute, Ramune Vankeviciene, Dalia Lauzikiene and Grazina Drasutiene
-The Fetus with Ectopia Cordis: Experience and Expectations from Two Centers. Escobar-Diaz MC1, Sunderji, Tworetzky, Moon-Grady.

#ectopia #cordis #heart #cuore #medicine #medicina #med #student #rare #science #project #surgery #cardio #cardiac #ectopic #cirurgia

    Attenzione, questo video potrebbe urtare la vostra sensibilità.
    Cos'è questa strana manifestazione?
    Cerchiamo di capirlo insieme.

    Il cuore è fisiologicamente posizionato all'interno di uno spazio toracico che, dal punto di vista anatomico, definiamo "mediastino". Al suo interno il primo, rivestito dal pericardio, è protetto e stabilizzato da un insieme di legamenti, ad esempio quelli sterno-pericardici, e dalla continuità della gabbia toracica (cartilagini costali e sterno in particolare). Esistono delle condizioni molto rare, stiamo parlando di una frequenza di 5-10 casi ogni milione di nuove nascite, in cui la posizione del cuore non è quella che ci aspetteremmo. Esso, infatti, può giacere parzialmente o completamente all'esterno della gabbia toracica, assumendo un posizionamento "ectopico". (Ectopico è un termine che usiamo quando ci vogliamo riferire anche ad organi posizionati in distretti non fisiologici)

    Questa condizione, nota come Ectopia Cordis e riscontrabile anche nella Pentalogia di Cantrell, rappresenta lo 0,1% delle alterazioni congenite cardiache e può essere classificata, a seconda del posizionamento del cuore, in quattro differenti classi: cervicale, toracica, toraco-addominale ed addominale. E' una patologia con un'eziologia non ancora del tutto chiarita per quanto siano state spiegate le modalità con le quali essa si presenti. Inoltre, può essere diagnosticata attraverso differenti tecniche di imaging.
    Se volete approfondire, vi consiglio di spulciare tra le references! ;) -Extrasystole

    References: - A Rare Case Report of Thoracic Ectopia Cordis: An Obstetrician's Point of View in Multidisciplinary Approach.
    Diana Ramasauskaite, Vilija Snieckuviene, Viktorija Zitkute, Ramune Vankeviciene, Dalia Lauzikiene and Grazina Drasutiene
    -The Fetus with Ectopia Cordis: Experience and Expectations from Two Centers. Escobar-Diaz MC1, Sunderji, Tworetzky, Moon-Grady.

    #ectopia #cordis #heart #cuore #medicine #medicina #med #student #rare #science #project #surgery #cardio #cardiac #ectopic #cirurgia

    2,864 85 25 July, 2017
    This photo is the only memory I have my pregnancy loss.. post surgery after I had just had my Fallopian tube removed with my baby inside.. no chance for it ever to survive.. this was 6 months ago.. today is international pregnancy loss day.. I post this to let other know they are not alone and pregnancy loss occurs in one in four women.. with my work I have a very VERY special place is my heart for all my fertility and pregnancy patients.. they all matter.. miscarriage matters.. I’m totally ok about what happened just know it will all be ok one day soon 😊
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#ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyloss #babyloss #fertilty #itwillbeok

    This photo is the only memory I have my pregnancy loss.. post surgery after I had just had my Fallopian tube removed with my baby inside.. no chance for it ever to survive.. this was 6 months ago.. today is international pregnancy loss day.. I post this to let other know they are not alone and pregnancy loss occurs in one in four women.. with my work I have a very VERY special place is my heart for all my fertility and pregnancy patients.. they all matter.. miscarriage matters.. I’m totally ok about what happened just know it will all be ok one day soon 😊
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    #ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyloss #babyloss #fertilty #itwillbeok

    161 27 15 October, 2018
    Approximately 7-8 week old aborted fetus due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. 
As mentioned before, a pregnancy is ectopic when it occurs outside the womb (uterus). Ectopic means 'misplaced'. A ruptured ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fallopian tube gets torn or bursts and results in internal bleeding. Often there is intense abdominal pain, and sometimes, vaginal bleeding. In this case, laparoscopic surgery or abdominal surgery is usually needed, and either a part of the whole Fallopian tube along with the pregnancy will be surgically removed.
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#ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #fetus #foetus #embryo #baby #pregnancy #abortion #life #medical #med #surgical #sad #child #operation #birth #mcat

    Approximately 7-8 week old aborted fetus due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.
    As mentioned before, a pregnancy is ectopic when it occurs outside the womb (uterus). Ectopic means 'misplaced'. A ruptured ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fallopian tube gets torn or bursts and results in internal bleeding. Often there is intense abdominal pain, and sometimes, vaginal bleeding. In this case, laparoscopic surgery or abdominal surgery is usually needed, and either a part of the whole Fallopian tube along with the pregnancy will be surgically removed.
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    #ectopic #ectopicpregnancy #fetus #foetus #embryo #baby #pregnancy #abortion #life #medical #med #surgical #sad #child #operation #birth #mcat

    4,038 104 19 April, 2017
    {Warning: trigger} Wow...what an emotional start to the year it has been ✨ 💔 finding out we were pregnant brought up a lot of mixed emotions. My manifestation for this year didn’t have a baby on the cards for 2019, and it turns out I was right, we had not 1 but 2 little ones taken too soon. .

Being my 3rd miscarriage in the past 5 yrs my heart is broken, this time more than ever. I had a failed heterotopic pregnancy (twins, in 2 places {tube & uterus}, I have been told this is super rare 😔), miscarrying within the uterus, rushed up to emergency 4 times, finally ending with my tube rupturing, surgery, losing a lot of blood on the table & my tube being removed 💔 I have always felt shame surrounding my miscarriages (why I’ve never spoken publicly about it). .

But today I’m standing strong, to show the other side of social media, because it ain’t always sunshine and roses. And this year I made a promise to myself to be more “real” on this platform.
Because fuck, shit happens, we learn & lean on our support. .

Please don’t mistake this to be a pity post, because it isn’t at all. I’m dealing with the pain & healing through acceptance, and I’m honestly at peace with everything 💛 this post is to talk about #miscarriage & #ectopic pregnancies & how many women endure this heart ache daily, more often than not, in silence. .

This post is to help shine light ✨ on the fact that what we see on IG more often than not are people’s highlight reels and it isn’t healthy for us to think that this is the norm - and if you experience pain, sickness, stress, anxiety etc that you are the minority.

So while my story has a not so happy ending, I see it to be a symbol of life, simply not the right time, but the right time to open up and be more present with this platform, to speak the truth even when it hurts. 💔💛 This snap is one of those photos, no makeup, no Lightroom preset & taken after a big cry in the ocean (post miscarriage pre ectopic rupture/surgery) more on my stories xx
 #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #heterotopicpregnancy #loss #ectopicpregnancy

    {Warning: trigger} Wow...what an emotional start to the year it has been ✨ 💔 finding out we were pregnant brought up a lot of mixed emotions. My manifestation for this year didn’t have a baby on the cards for 2019, and it turns out I was right, we had not 1 but 2 little ones taken too soon. .

    Being my 3rd miscarriage in the past 5 yrs my heart is broken, this time more than ever. I had a failed heterotopic pregnancy (twins, in 2 places {tube & uterus}, I have been told this is super rare 😔), miscarrying within the uterus, rushed up to emergency 4 times, finally ending with my tube rupturing, surgery, losing a lot of blood on the table & my tube being removed 💔 I have always felt shame surrounding my miscarriages (why I’ve never spoken publicly about it). .

    But today I’m standing strong, to show the other side of social media, because it ain’t always sunshine and roses. And this year I made a promise to myself to be more “real” on this platform.
    Because fuck, shit happens, we learn & lean on our support. .

    Please don’t mistake this to be a pity post, because it isn’t at all. I’m dealing with the pain & healing through acceptance, and I’m honestly at peace with everything 💛 this post is to talk about #miscarriage & #ectopic pregnancies & how many women endure this heart ache daily, more often than not, in silence. .

    This post is to help shine light ✨ on the fact that what we see on IG more often than not are people’s highlight reels and it isn’t healthy for us to think that this is the norm - and if you experience pain, sickness, stress, anxiety etc that you are the minority.

    So while my story has a not so happy ending, I see it to be a symbol of life, simply not the right time, but the right time to open up and be more present with this platform, to speak the truth even when it hurts. 💔💛 This snap is one of those photos, no makeup, no Lightroom preset & taken after a big cry in the ocean (post miscarriage pre ectopic rupture/surgery) more on my stories xx
    #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #heterotopicpregnancy #loss #ectopicpregnancy

    26,631 666 28 January, 2019
    Ectopic pregnancy, also known as tubal pregnancy, is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus. 
Most ectopic pregnancies (90%) occur in the Fallopian tube which are known as tubal pregnancies. Implantation can also occur on the cervix, ovaries, or within the abdomen. 
Signs and symptoms classically include abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy include: pelvic inflammatory disease, often due to Chlamydia infection, tobacco smoking, prior tubal surgery, a history of infertility, and the use of assisted reproductive technology.

    Ectopic pregnancy, also known as tubal pregnancy, is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus.
    Most ectopic pregnancies (90%) occur in the Fallopian tube which are known as tubal pregnancies. Implantation can also occur on the cervix, ovaries, or within the abdomen.
    Signs and symptoms classically include abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy include: pelvic inflammatory disease, often due to Chlamydia infection, tobacco smoking, prior tubal surgery, a history of infertility, and the use of assisted reproductive technology.

    3,769 144 14 October, 2017