Ectopic Pregnancy - Home Treatment
If you are at risk for having an ectopic pregnancy and you think you may be pregnant, use a
home pregnancy test. If it is positive, be sure to
have a confirmation test done by a doctor, especially if you are concerned
about having an
If you are receiving methotrexate treatment to end an ectopic pregnancy, you
may experience side effects from the medicine. See these
tips for managing methotrexate treatment to
minimize these side effects.
If you experience an ectopic pregnancy loss, no matter how early in a pregnancy, expect
that you and your partner will need time to grieve. It is also possible to
depression from the hormonal changes after a pregnancy
If you have
symptoms of depression that last for more than a
couple of weeks, be sure to call your doctor or a
clinical social worker, or
licensed mental health counselor.
You can contact a support group, read about the experiences of other women,
and talk to friends, a counselor, or a member of the clergy. These things may help you and
your family deal with a pregnancy loss. For more information, see the Other
Places to Get Help section of this topic.
Concerns about future pregnancy
If you have had an
ectopic pregnancy, you may worry about your
chances of having a healthy or ectopic pregnancy in the future. Your risk factors and any fallopian tube damage you may have
will impact your future risk and your ability to become pregnant. Your doctor
can answer your questions based on your risk factors.