I had an ectopic pregnancy nine years ago. I got pregnant again after receiving IVF treatment but lost the baby due to poor growth. Is IVF my only option?

Q. Can I get pregnant naturally if I have only one fallopian tube and less egg production?

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 06, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 27-year-old female; I was pregnant around nine years back but found that it was an ectopic pregnancy. I had my left fallopian tube removed. After two years, I started treatment for infertility and got pregnant after a year. But the development of the fetus was poor, and after three months of pregnancy, my doctor advised me to go for D&C procedure. Currently my AMH level is 0.97 and egg production is also less. My doctor has advised me to go for IVF. I want to know if IVF is the last option for me.

Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query and understand your concern. The treatment plan will depend on how early you want to conceive.

If you want to conceive naturally, then you will have to follow certain healthy precautions. So, kindly follow the instructions mentioned below.

  • Have a healthy diet and lifestyle. Regular physical activities are also recommended.
  • You will have to be extremely optimistic and patient as your ovarian reserves are very less, and chances of getting pregnant naturally are low.
  • Have a tablet of Folic acid 5 mg daily.
  • Check for any problems with thyroid and diabetes, and get treatment for the same.
  • Maintain a healthy weight according to your BMI (body mass index).
  • Have a well-balanced diet with less salt and sugar and less oily and spicy.

It is completely up to you if you wish to conceive normally or through natural conception. However, IVF (in-vitro fertilization treatment) could have been better as the chances of pregnancy will increase compared to conceiving naturally.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

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