Struggles of an Ectopic Pregnancy

642 Words Jan 26th, 2018 3 Pages
In a normal pregnancy, the ovaries release an egg into the fallopian tube. If the egg meets with a sperm, the fertilized egg moves into the uterus but in an Ectopic pregnancy the most common place for the egg to stay is in the fallopian tubes. Ectopic pregnancy was first described and come to awareness in North Americans the 11th century; it often was a fatal complication of pregnancy. In the 15th century (which is known as the middle ages era) pregnancy was believed to be the outcome of a person being infertile. The first unreported ectopic pregnancy was described in the results of an autopsy performed on a female prisoner who was executed in 1693. Given the fact that technology was not as developed before the 20th century, the methods used where not smart tactics to help the woman and developing embryo. Some of the main methods that were used included starvation, cleansing, bleeding, and even treatment with highly toxic chemicals that where often used to kill tiny animals. The methods listed above would often result in the death of woman who were diagnosed with a ectopic pregnancy in the early 1600's to the early 1700's. I choose this topic because couples who are infertile are now turning to other birthing methods such as IVF. IVF is one of the causes of ectopic pregnancy.
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The signs and symptom of an ectopic pregnancy naturally occur six to eight weeks after the last normal…

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