Pregnancy

Pregnancy After Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a medical procedure that is carried out on patients who suffer from excessively heavy menstrual flow. It is not a major surgery and does not require hospitalization. During the procedure a small part of the uterine wall is removed or ablated.

Pregnancy after endometrial ablation is not usually possible because the procedure can lead to a risk of placental accreta which is a serious complication in pregnancy.

Pregnancy After Endometrial Ablation:

The endometrial lining is the lining of the uterus. During the menstrual cycle, this lining thickens in preparation for the implantation and growth of a fertilized egg. When implantation fails to take place, this extra lining is shed in the form of menstrual bleeding. Some women suffer from excessive or overly lengthy bleeding. To treat this condition, the endometrial lining of the uterus is removed or destroyed which reduces the amount of bleeding during menstruation. Women who have had this procedure usually stop having periods or only experience very light blood flow.

The endometrial lining is responsible for the development of the placenta and the placenta acts as a bridge between the mother and the developing fetus. When this lining of the uterus is damaged it reduces the ability of the endometrium to develop a strong placenta which can properly transport the necessary nutrients from the mother to the baby.

It is for this reason that pregnancy after endometrial ablation is difficult or nearly impossible. Therefor, any women who feel that they would like to be a mother in the future should explore other alternatives to this procedure.

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