After having two kids and after divorcing my husband, I meet a wonderful man. However, when trying to have our own family, I ended up having an ectopic pregnancy. Can you explain what is an ectopic pregnancy and can I get pregnant again after having this type of pregnancy? Just One More Baby, New York
Dear One More Baby:
But in up to 1 of every 50 pregnancies, the fertilized egg stays in your fallopian tube. In that case, it's called an ectopic pregnancy or a tubal pregnancy.
In rare cases, the fertilized egg attaches to one of your ovaries, another organ in your abdomen, the cornua (or horn) of the uterus or even the cervix.
Ectopic pregnancies usually happens within the first few weeks of pregnancy. You might not even know you're pregnant yet, so it can be a big shock.