Trying Again After Ectopic Pregnancy
I recently had an ectopic pregnancy, I didn't go through any surgery but instead had 2 shots of methotrexate for two consecutive weeks. My doctor says I can try again after one normal period cycle. I am extremely worried if this may repeat. I also feel slight pain near my right ovary where the ectopic occurred and am wondering if there is a scarring. Is this common? Can you recommend when I should try to conceive again?
Reply: Trying Again After Ectopic Pregnancy
Methotrexate is a drug used for treating cancer, autoimmune diseases, ectopic pregnancies and to induce abortions. It is known to act as an inhibitor of folic acid metabolism and prevent cell growth.
Folic acid is known to be very important as a preconception vitamin in the prevention of spina bifida and neuro tubal defects.
The human body needs folate to synthesize DNA, repair DNA, and methylate DNA (for gene expression). Folate is important during embryogenesis (pregnancy) and growth (infancy) because it stimulates rapid cell division.
Methotrexate is a highly teratogenic drug , which means that it can cause birth defects because it inhibits cell growth. That's why it is used to treat cancers and ectopic pregnancies.
Using this drug in the case of an ectopic pregnancy is not only life saving but especially
important in preventing damage of the Fallopian tube. If the embryo keeps on growing it can rupture the tube.
To offset the toxic effects of this drug a fertility cleanse would be recommended. Also, making sure to have adequate intake of prenatal vitamins or better of fertility vitamins with special focus on folic acid in the amount of at least 1 mg per day to prevent deficiency.
Taking the time of follow a good prenatal program that consists on healthy, nutrition, vitamins minerals and detox will ensure that your next pregnancy will be a healthy one.
There is little you can do to prevent having another ectopic pregnancy, but once you have you will be at risk. Most ectopic pregnancy are caused by scarring on the fallopian tube or ovary and this can be treated with homeopathic medicine. Thiosinaminum 6X taken daily for a period of 4-6 months is recommended by most homeopath to treat scarred fallopian tubes. Castor oil packs
and self fertility massage
can also help reabsorb scar tissue.
I would also recommend learning more about the Fallopian Wise Kit
to help prepare your fallopian tubes for a healthy pregnancy.
Do not worry about your next pregnancy, most women who had an ectopic pregnancy ended up having healthy pregnancies after that, including myself.