Ectopic Pregnancy - Prevention
You cannot prevent ectopic pregnancy, but you can
prevent serious complications with early diagnosis and treatment. If you have
one or more risk factors for ectopic pregnancy, you and your doctor can closely
monitor your first weeks of a pregnancy.
If you smoke, quit to lower your
ectopic pregnancy. Women who smoke or who used to
smoke have higher rates of ectopic pregnancy.
Using safer sex practices, such as
using a male condom or a female condom every time you have sex helps protect you from
sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can lead to
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is a common
cause of scar tissue in the fallopian tubes, which can cause ectopic