Are you overwhelmed by your positive pregnancy test? Confirm your pregnancy results today at Pregnancy Options Miami to know for sure, and learn if you have a healthy and viable pregnancy. According to March of Dimes, about 1 in every 50 pregnancies in the U.S. experience an ectopic pregnancy. You may wonder what your chances are with this type of pregnancy.
Here is what you want to know about ectopic pregnancy and what to do if you think you are experiencing symptoms.
First, What is Ectopic Pregnancy?
A normal pregnancy involves the fertilized egg attaching to your uterine lining. Once the placenta forms, the pregnancy continues to develop until it’s time to give birth.
With an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg attaches outside of the uterus and normally within a fallopian tube. When this happens, though the pregnancy will grow, it will not be able to survive. As it grows, it can threaten your health. If it’s in a fallopian tube, it can cause the tube to burst or rupture, and therefore needs to be detected and treated early.
Unfortunately an ectopic pregnancy is not a viable pregnancy, which means it can’t result in having the baby.
What Are the Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy?
It’s often difficult to know if you are experiencing ectopic pregnancy without an ultrasound as symptoms are a lot like early pregnancy symptoms.
Ectopic pregnancy symptoms include:
- A missed period
- Sharp abdominal cramps
- Tender breasts
You may be more susceptible to an ectopic pregnancy if you have PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), smoke, or are older than 35. It’s vital to know for sure if you have an ectopic pregnancy, as it can cause serious harm and even life-threatening bleeding.
Confirm Your Pregnancy To Learn More
Confirming your pregnancy through an ultrasound is the only way to know the location of your pregnancy—if it’s within or outside of your uterus. An ultrasound confirms three things: the location of your pregnancy, how far along you are, and if it’s a viable pregnancy.
Receive a free OB Ultrasound at Pregnancy Options Miami by first scheduling a free pregnancy testing appointment. From there, receive an ultrasound to get the clarity you need. Our team can also sit down with you and talk through all your pregnancy options. We are here for you!