I’m in a horrible position and I need guidance. I am 19 and went to the hospital with what I thought was appendix pain but it turns out I am pregnant and the embryo has implanted in my fallopian tube. The doctors tried to give me a medication to “absorb” the embryo back into my body… but I freaked out and couldn’t do it… They told me it had to be done before my tubes rupture. Is there any chance it will survive… I doubt it. I am so scared. I am so sad. My heart hurts.
I am so sorry about your circumstance. Unfortunately, if your child has actually implanted inside your fallopian tube, there is no chance of survival and your life is at extreme risk. You must take action to prevent your death. This is a life saving measure taken out of necessity, it’s not abortion. Your child’s loss is not a result of your actions, it’s a result of a very complicated process that has gone wrong.
There have been cases where ectopic pregnancy lasted many months and ended in a live baby delivered by laparotomy. Keep in mind that all of these examples are of children who implanted outside of the fallopian tube:
In July 1999, Lori Dalton gave birth by Cesarean section in Ogden, Utah, to a healthy baby girl who had developed outside of the uterus. Previous ultrasounds had not discovered the problem. The delivery was slated as a routine Cesarean birth at Ogden Regional Medical Center. When Dr. Naisbitt performed Lori’s Cesarean, he was astonished to find her child, Sage, within the amniotic membrane outside the womb. But what makes this case so rare is that not only did mother and baby survive — they’re both in perfect health. Sage came out doing extremely well because even though she had been implanted outside the womb, a rich blood supply from a uterine fibroid along the outer uterus wall had nourished her with a rich source of blood.
On April 19, 2008, an English woman, Jayne Jones (age 37) who had an ectopic pregnancy attached to the omentum, the fatty covering of her large bowel, gave birth to her son Billy by a laparotomy at 28 weeks gestation. The surgery, the first of its kind to be performed in the UK, was successful, and both mother and baby survived.
On May 29, 2008, an Australian woman, Meera Thangarajah (age 34), who had an ectopic pregnancy in the ovary, gave birth to a healthy full term 6 pound 3 ounce (2.8 kg) baby girl, Durga, via Cesarean section. She had no problems or complications during the 38‑week pregnancy.
In September 1999, an English woman, Jane Ingram (age 32) gave birth to triplets: Olivia, Mary and Ronan, with an extrauterine baby (Ronan) and intrauterine twins. All three survived. The intrauterine twins were taken out first.
Once again, I am so sorry for your loss and I implore you to seek treatment before your life is lost. Please read The Tragedy of Ectopic Pregnancy to learn more about this unfortunate situation.
Be a voice for the voiceless by subscribing to our weekly digest and sharing the truth with the world.