*** Note: The top photo is my OB’s illustration of my uterus, explaining the operation technique that was done to me
I think this is a very important and under-discussed topic due to the rarity of the condition, so this deserves to be shared. Six months ago, I discovered the most dreadful thing that you could ever find out after months of trying to have a baby: I had an ectopic pregnancy. I found out about this on my third ultrasound, and I was already running 10 weeks that time. The first ultrasound showed a “pseudo-sac” and the second ultrasound showed nothing, and my OB chalked it up to blighted ovum, in other words, “bugok” in tagalog. She said I’ll just wait to miscarriage naturally. I was lightly bleeding for weeks and I really felt very uncomfortable about it. There was even this one time, I couldn’t forget, I bled so bad that I felt like I was in one of those movies where a pregnant woman gets punched in the stomach by somebody’s wife and next thing you knew, she was screaming, “Aaaaah my babyyyy!!!” and blood was running down her legs. Oops, sorry for the gory details. ANYWAY I was plain scared that time.
Going back to the day my sonologist discovered this, I was in Makati Med that time. He poked and prodded inside and saw something vascular growing at a place where it has no business of growing and announced it as a cornual ectopic pregnancy.
Get this… Ectopic pregnancies happen in 1-2.5% of all pregnancies. As if that’s not rare enough, my TYPE of ectopic pregnancy accounts in 1 to 3% of all ectopic pregnancies. What in the world happened?! So I asked God, “Lord, bakit ganun, mas may chance po ako manalo ng lottery! Sana lotto nalang po!” I could only imagine that His response would be to boink me over the head and tell me to keep on dreaming!Read More »