Terminating a Pregnancy

People may not know if something is wrong with them when they are trying to conceive. Conception can be very easy and quick for few people. Once you do know that you are pregnant, which will be by a routine pregnancy test at home, you would immediately visit your gynaecologist within that period. It is important to do so immediately after you get to know about being pregnant as the doctor will be able to tell you at your first appointment if all is alright with your pregnancy.

At your first appointment, you will have an internal examination and an ultrasound to check if all is well. By this, the doctor will be able to gauge if the baby is in the uterus or not. If you are lucky you should be able to continue with your pregnancy normally. In some cases, however, the doctor may find that it is better to terminate the pregnancy.

Sometimes, the baby can be developing outside of the woman’s uterus. This is very dangerous for the woman and the baby as there is no place and proper environment for growth and development. This is called an ectopic pregnancy. The baby will need to be aborted as soon as possible to avoid any injury.

Another complication that may arise in your pregnancy is when the baby is formed in the fallopian tube. This is also very dangerous. The woman experiences a lot of pain and cramps. This will require an emergency operation as there is the possibility of the tube bursting and there can be an internal injury.

The doctor may sometimes find a tumour or a cyst in the cervix or uterus. The doctor may be able to operate on the cyst without harming the baby. If in any case the doctor feels any cause for concern to continue with the pregnancy, he would suggest that you terminate the pregnancy. Even if you experience any of these problems, it is not necessary that you will not be able to have a normal pregnancy once again. In fact, neglecting this could cause you greater harm and prevent you from planning a child again.



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