Can an ectopic pregnancy result in a live birth? Latest research and outcomes

An ectopic pregnancy, also known as tubal pregnancy or extrauterine pregnancy, is a condition where the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, typically in the fallopian tube. This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation for the mother, as the embryo cannot survive and grow outside of the uterus. However, the question remains: can an ectopic pregnancy survive?

The short answer is no. Ectopic pregnancies cannot survive and are a medical emergency that requires immediate intervention. If left untreated, the growing embryo can cause the fallopian tube to rupture, leading to severe internal bleeding and other complications.

There are several reasons why an ectopic pregnancy occurs. In most cases, it is the result of a structural problem with the fallopian tubes, such as a blockage or scarring. Other risk factors include previous ectopic pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory disease, fertility treatments, and smoking.