Fertility After Ectopic Pregnancy

Naturally Treat Fertility Problems After Ectopic Pregnancy

We understand and respect that fertility health is a complex and a very personal experience.

Healing Through Stability

Going through an ectopic pregnancy can be a traumatic experience, especially when choosing to continue on a fertility journey. We understand that fertility health is a complex and oftentimes a very personal experience even in the best of circumstances. We are here to help those who are hoping to conceive, whether that’s by enhancing surgery recovery, supporting IVF or IUI treatments, balancing hormones, improving mental health, or all the above.

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Our Holistic Approach to Fertility Issues After Ectopic Pregnancy

Recovery after an ectopic pregnancy requires physical healing, but also mental and emotional as well. Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbs, are therapies that help recovery after surgery, balancing hormones, and treat other effects of an ectopic pregnancy, such as pain, stress, and fatigue. We’ll develop a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of your health so you can experience a deep sense of healing while focusing on your fertility health.

Natural Ways to Increase Fertility After an Ectopic Pregnancy

Improving fertility health can seem a bit convoluted and confusing – especially if you have experienced a tubal pregnancy or other ectopic pregnancy. Western medicine can help with many parts of fertility and ectopic pregnancy, but integrating those treatment plans with natural medicine can support those therapies while also improving your overall health, from your hormones to your emotional health.

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Acupuncture for Fertility After Ectopic Pregnancy

Acupuncture can benefit those seeking a fertility treatment after ectopic pregnancy in a number of ways. Treatments improve fertility for future pregnancies by working to bring harmony to the energy flow throughout the body. This therapy is also effective for treating the mental and emotional stress from ectopic pregnancies and continued fertility treatments.

During treatment, patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed on their legs, arms, abdomen, and sometimes elsewhere, such as the ears. Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to feel results within 6-12 months of receiving weekly treatment. We will likely recommend combining acupuncture with Chinese herbs to maximize effectiveness.

Herbal Medicine for Fertility After Ectopic Pregnancy

Chinese herbal medicine can be a powerful healing tool for those recovering from an ectopic pregnancy and as a support when trying to conceive again. Herbs and herb formulas are tailored to create the most effective treatment for the individual and their health goals. This is a great option to naturally improve fertility for future pregnancies by harmonizing the yin, yang, qi, blood, and fluids of the body.

Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to experience sustained results in 3-6 months. After discussing your health history, we may recommend combining this therapy with acupuncture. We see better outcomes with improved results when these treatments are paired together for fertility treatments.

Healing of the Mind, Body, and Spirit


I believe that acupuncture was key to my success in getting pregnant and maintaining good health throughout the pregnancy.

I started acupuncture almost a year ago to complement my fertility treatments. It was a wonderful stress relief and helped my body and spirit during a very difficult period. Jeremy is a very positive person to work with. He is knowledgeable about various illnesses and suggests natural solutions for healing. In addition, he is sensitive to concerns and a good listener. I believe that acupuncture was key to my success in getting pregnant and maintaining good health throughout the pregnancy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ectopic Pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube (tubal pregnancy). An egg cannot survive outside the uterus and it must be treated to prevent serious health complications.

What Happens After an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Depending on severity of symptoms and how early the ectopic pregnancy is discovered, a doctor will recommend either medication, laparoscopic surgery, or abdominal surgery to remove the ectopic tissue. Recovery will take at least several weeks and most doctors will recommend waiting to try to conceive again until after at least two periods.

Can an Ectopic Pregnancy Affect Fertility?

Yes, ectopic pregnancies can have a negative effect on fertility. Having one ectopic pregnancy increases the risk of developing another. Additionally, those undergoing fertility treatments are at an increased risk of developing an ectopic pregnancy. The chance of conceiving after an ectopic pregnancy is also impacted by the health of the fallopian tube, age, and overall health.

Are You More Fertile After Ectopic Pregnancy?

No, your fertility does not increase after an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies can damage the fallopian tube, which adversely affects the likelihood of conception. Those that have had an ectopic pregnancy in the past are also more likely to have another one.

Can You Get Pregnant After an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Yes, you can still get pregnant after an ectopic pregnancy. It is important to discuss your reproductive and overall health with your doctor so you can have the best chance of becoming pregnant. Integrating Chinese medicine can also be a great way to improve your fertility and chances of conception after an ectopic pregnancy.

Is It Hard to Get Pregnant After Ectopic Pregnancy?

It is harder to get pregnant after experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. But it is still possible! There are many factors that impact your fertility, including fallopian tube health, which is why it is important to keep your doctor well informed about any health issues, concerns, lifestyle changes, and your goals.

How Long After an Ectopic Pregnancy Can I Get Pregnant?

It is generally recommended that waiting three months (or two full menstrual cycles) is a good amount of time to wait until trying to conceive again. This healing period is crucial for physical recovery, but also for emotional recovery. Consult with your doctor before trying to get pregnant again after an ectopic pregnancy.

Can You Have a Successful Pregnancy After an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Yes, you can have a successful pregnancy after experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. It can be harder to conceive if the fallopian tube was damaged and there is an increased risk of another ectopic pregnancy after having one.

What To Expect

You can expect to find a partner in your health journey.

At Transformational Acupuncture, we strive to provide a welcoming environment to each and every patient. We understand traditional healthcare can make some wary of seeking help, even if it’s for the betterment of their health. That’s why we take a holistic approach when treating each person. You will be listened to, treated with respect, and be seen as a true partner in your own health journey.

At the beginning of your treatment you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we’ll discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we’ll create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.

Your Patient Journey

At the beginning of your treatment, you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we will discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we will create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve. 

Learn more about your complete patient journey.

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Begin your holistic health journey by scheduling an appointment today. Schedule online or give us a call at (202) 297-7404.

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