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In an ectopic pregnancy surgery treatment, is there any possibility that the baby (fetus) will try to breathe on its own, when it's being removed?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
No: Rarely ectopic pregnancy will go that far if it was missed for any reason the location on the tube will make it rupture and that cause severe pain and bleeding that could be lethal . If it was discovered early they usually try medication to aborted if not successful they go for surgery . In my opinion they never grow enough to be a live fetus that able to take s breath
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Not unless you're 6m: Not unless you're 6 months pregnant. Baby fetuses can't naturally breathe before then (they're not developed enough yet), no matter what movements their tiny muscles do.

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When a baby is removed during an ectopic pregnancy surgery treatment, does it try to breathe on its own?

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Dr. Norman Dahm
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Not mature: The baby( fetus) is not mature enough to breath at most ectopic pregnancies so you would not expect to appreciate breathing.
Last updated Oct 11, 2015


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