In the UK, about 1 in 10 ectopic embryos can be delivered in the first trimester.
This is because it takes just three cells to form the embryo, meaning it can be removed from the womb and transferred to another woman.
However, this is not always possible.
What can you do if your embryo fails to implant in the uterus?
Dr Lillian Wightman, a obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Manchester, said: “The chances of getting an ectopic embryo are quite high and they may be less likely to implant than normal pregnancies.”
But the chances are that if the embryo does not implant in your uterus it will be removed at the end of the pregnancy, so if you have a very early pregnancy, you may be able to do this and still have an ectopically implanted embryo.
“There are some things you can do to try to avoid an ectoplasmic pregnancy, including not having any sex for at least six months.”
What is ectopic gestation?
If you have an uncooperative embryo, you could be pregnant, but it may not implant correctly because it does not form a placenta.
You might be able, however, to delay implantation by using a different technique.
Dr Wightmann said that if you do this, the chances of your embryo surviving the birth of a healthy baby are very low.
The best option is to take an embryo from the placentas to your local fertility clinic, where it is tested and examined to see if it has the right genes.
Dr Wightmans advice is that you should not use the embryo to deliver a child but rather use it to implant the embryo into a different woman.
If your embryo does implant, you can still carry on having children, but the chances for the child are higher because it is more likely to be born with a normal foetus.
The risk of ectopic fertilisation is also lower if you use the implant technique, but you still risk an ectothelial pregnancy.
The risks of ectopical pregnancy are very similar to those of the other pregnancies, Dr Wightson said.
It is important that you are comfortable with your own body, and that you take time to explore any issues you may have, she said.
This is very different to ectopic implantation, where there are some complications.””
If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you should talk to your GP, or a specialist, to check that you and your partner are both in a good place and that the risks to you are low.”
This is very different to ectopic implantation, where there are some complications.
“Dr Wightsons advice is: Be aware of your symptoms, including pain, swelling and bleeding, and ask questions about your pregnancy and any complications.
If you’re worried about the implantation process, or want to know more about the risk of a fertilised embryo passing into the uterus, see Dr Woos’ article Read more about ectopics