So the last two weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster. Found out I was pregnant, hormone levels looked great and getting excited for new year and new baby. I was getting some light brownish bleeding with no cramps and decided to go to the early pregnancy unit where they scanned me. No baby could be seen but they said it was probably too early. Went back to work after the new year, and one day had a little gush of blood and decided to bring my next appointment forward and phoned the early pregnancy unit again. Again scan showed no baby, but should have been at this point.
Abdominal pain that night made me go back to A&E, and long story short, my little baby with a heartbeat was stuck in my left (dominant) fallopian tube. I had surgery the next day where baby and the tube were removed. The surgeon came to me later and showed me pictures and was shocked to discover I already had internal bleeding in my abdomen, and my bowel had actually got stuck to my tube.
My main message to any woman out there from this experience would be to get checked out if you're worried. Ectopic pregnancy didn't cause intense ongoing pain for me up until the rupture- it could have cost me my life. Sadly it has cost me my fertility. My right ovary I was told is very small and doesn't look good either. Considering we were under the care of a fertility clinic all this time believing we were healthy and we had unexplained infertility is shocking to me.
Look after yourselves, and if it doesn't feel right, go to the doctors or hospital immediately, you could be saving your life.