Ectopic Pregnancies and the Care You Need

A drawing of the physical anatomy of a person depicting an ectopic pregnancy Bonnie Urquhart Gruenberg/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0:

Ectopic pregnancies–when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus–are not viable pregnancies. If ectopic pregnancies are not terminated, the results can be fatal. This article discusses ectopic pregnancies, their specific treatment, and the potential impact of policy changes targeting abortion access on pregnant people.

“In over 97% of ectopic pregnancies, the egg gets stuck in your fallopian tubes as it travels between your ovaries and uterus. That’s why it’s often called a tubal pregnancy. However, the egg can get stuck elsewhere in your body, including your ovaries, cervix, or scars from a previous Cesarean section.”