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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Conceiving after methotrexate

Hi,

I had an ectopic pregnancy treated on 20 October 2005 by one dose of methotextrate. How long do I have to wait before I can start trying to get pregnant again. I would rather be safe than sorry and lose another baby.

Many thanks,
Ros

Dear Ros,

Most doctors recommend waiting at least 3 months before trying again (because of theoretical side effects of methotrexate). Be sure to start on prenatal vitamins before you begin trying.

Sincerely,
Amy

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