From fertilization to delivery, maternity needs several steps in a woman’s body. one amongst these steps is when an embryo travels to the womb to attach itself. In an Ectopic pregnancy, the embryo doesn’t attach to the womb. Instead, it might get attach to the Fallopian tube, abdominal cavity or cervix.
As per American Academy Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), posture pregnancies occur in regarding one out of each fifty pregnancies (20 out of one,000).
An untreated pregnancy is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment reduces your risk of complications from the pregnancy, will increase your possibilities for future, healthy pregnancies, and reduces future health complications.
All sexually active women are at some risk for an ectopic pregnancy. Risk factors increase with any of the following:
- maternal age of 35 years or older
- history of pelvic surgery, abdominal surgery, or multiple abortions
- history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- history of endometriosis
- conception occurred despite tubal ligation or intrauterine device (IUD)
- conception aided by fertility drugs or procedures
- history of ectopic pregnancy
- history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea or chlamydia
- having structural abnormalities in the fallopian tubes that make it hard for the egg to travel