Ectopic Pregnancy Rising in Florida: Drug Use Could Be to Blame

on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News

According to MSN Health, death from ectopic pregnancy quadrupled in the last decade in Florida.  The most likely cause if illicit drug use and delays in getting proper care.    Before 2008, Florida’s ectopic pregnancy rate was on par with the rest of the nation.  Some of the women with this condition tested positive for various drugs.  Pregnant drug users do not often seek prenatal care early, maybe because they are still undecided about what to do.

Ectopic pregnancy, or tubal pregnancy, is a life-threatening condition where the egg is fertilized outside the uterus, generally in the fallopian tube.  If it goes undetected, the mother can die from hemorrhage from tubal rupture.

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