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Ectopic Pregnancy

Survivability of Ectopic Pregnancy

Unfortunately, there is no chance of the fetus surviving an ectopic pregnancy. Because it is implanted outside the uterus, it does not receive sufficient blood flow to supply the nutrients it needs. Appropriately, given the risks of an ectopic pregnancy to the woman, doctors focus care on protecting her health.

While death is of the mother is very rare, the serious nature of the threat to her of surviving ectopic pregnancy should not be underestimated. While it is true that occasionally the embryo is absorbed with no significant complications, the danger of severe bleeding and shock caused by a rupture is significant enough to warrant immediate medical attention if any symptoms of ectopic pregnancy occur. The low mortality rate from ectopic pregnancy is attributed to getting prompt medical attention.