Ectopic pregnancy

Women may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy

Women may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, a new study suggests. The team behind the research, from Imperial College London, say the findings suggest women should be routinely screened for the condition, and receive specific psychological support following pregnancy loss. In the study, published in the journal BMJ Open, the team surveyed

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Smoking, drinking and IVF

Hi Robert, My partner and I are at the very beginning of ivf; she is due to start her injections etc approximately on the 20th of next month roughly 5 weeks away. We’ve had an ectopic pregnancy before and upon further investigation the hospital removed both of her fallopian tubes due to them being blocked/damaged,  we initially tried to go

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Ectopic pregnancy, 3 miscarriages and unexplained infertility

Dear Professor Winston, I am 36 and my husband is 29 (both fit and healthy, non-smokers); we have been trying for a baby for the past 3 years. In 2007 (with a previous partner) I had an ectopic pregnancy, which was treated conservatively in hospital, and to my knowledge did not leave any residual issues/changes. Later that year I fell

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Is now the time for IVF?

Dear Professor Winston, My husband and I are both 33 years old and been trying for a baby for three and a half years and have an undiagnosed condition. We are both non-smokers, healthy, normal BMI. I had an ectopic pregnancy (with a former partner) when I was 24, which led to a major infection and surgery to remove an

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After 3 failed ICSI cycles, should we continue?

Dear Professor Winston, Thank you so much for your wonderful book, The Essential Fertility Guide. It was the first fertility book I’d read that really gave a sense of empathy with our situation, and inspired me to seek more clarification for our own fertility treatment. I don’t want to sound greedy, but in addition to the invaluable information from your

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IVF is your only option

Dear Professor Winston, I have come across this question and answer page and found it very interesting. I really appreciate you giving people the chance to ask an expert and to get your opinion.. Both my husband and I (36years) have been together for 18 years. We don’t have any kids and started trying in 2009. I had been on

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Vasectomy reversal or IVF?

Dear Professor Winston I would be so greatful for any advice. I have been trying to conceive for 8 years. As my husband had a vasectomy we were advised by our GP to try IVF opposed to a reversal. This we did- three times (egg sharing) but we were unsuccessful. My husband then had a reversal which we had to

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NK Killer cells

Dear Lord Winston, I”m writing to ask for your advice since I know you have spoken out about clinics failing to investigate the underlying causes of infertility before advising patients to embark on costly and emotionally gruelling cycles of IVF. Im a 40 year old fit and healthy woman and we have been trying to conceive for 5 years. My

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Ectopic pregnancy

Dear Professor Winston, I’ve had one live birth followed by two ectopics/pregnancies of unknown location. It took 20 cycles to conceive the first EP/PUL (ectopic pregnancy/ pregnancy of unknown location-Ed) which was treated with methotrexate. It was at first diagnosed as a miscarriage but the pain in my RH side three weeks later prompted me to seek further medical attention.

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