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What is heterotopic pregnancy?

Paula Greer
Midwifery Nursing
A heterotopic pregnancy is a pregnancy in which there is not only one or more pregnancies growing and developing in the uterus where they are supposed to be, but also one or more pregnancies growing outside the uterus, i.e. the tubes or places where they are not supposed to be. This condition is rare and is more likely to occur with infertility treatments. Abnormal pain and bleeding should always be reported to your health care provider, ob/gyn or midwife.

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