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Question: Endometrial Ablation


 zzz - Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:51 am

Can a women get pregnant if she had this procedure and if so can she carry the baby full term?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri May 01, 2009 3:09 pm

User avatar Hello,
It would be very unusual for you to conceive and carry a baby after this procedure. It is intended to be used only in women who no longer plan for pregnancy.

You have not indicated your intentions here but conception is not only rare; it carries quite serious risks. If you happen to get pregnant (a rare event at 0.07%) you would be in a high-risk pregnancy and your provider should check you as time goes on for accreta where the placenta attaches through the uterine wall or other implantation problems that can put your baby in danger. Successful pregnancies have occurred when pregnancy has been unplanned. Accreta is not something that is routinely screened for since it is very rare in usual pregnancies. You would also be at higher risk for miscarriage and preterm delivery, hemorrhage and other complications.

Intentional pregnancy after ablation would be considered embarking on a preventable cause for morbidity and should be avoided.

Best wishes.

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