|Elizete Pavão and her baby|
In 95% of cases of pregnancy outside the uterus, the embryo develops in the Fallopian tube. Ovarian pregnancy is considered very rare and happens once for every ten thousand childbirths. Generally the fetuses do not survive.
|State of Pará in northern Brazil|
At 28 weeks, Elizete Pavão went to the Santa Casa de Misericórdia in Belém, Pará, because she had high blood pressure, common during pregnancy and remained there until to the normal time of gestation, 37 weeks. Doing prenatal exams, she surprised the young doctors: the baby was being generated outside the womb, but the resonance only made it possible to know that the fetus had developed in the abdominal region.
“It was believed that it could be a didelphys uterus, a patient with two uteri. But the diagnosis was given at the time of surgery, which is where there was a surprise. The fetus was within the ovary, the right ovary of the patient,” says Romulo Muller, an obstetrician.
Elizete remained hospitalized, and after 37 weeks of gestation, Elias Gabriel came to the world completely healthy. Pregnancies outside the uterus occur in 1% of cases and are called ectopic. It can be caused, for example, by inflammatory diseases or malformations of the reproductive tract.
|In 95% of these cases, the embryo develops in the Fallopian tube|
Instead of going to the uterus, the fertilized egg travels another path. In 95% of cases, the embryo develops in the Fallopian tube, but pregnancy can also occur in other parts of the abdominal region.
|Ovary, uterus, Fallopian tube|
The ovarian pregnancy is considered very rare. According to doctors, one case happens for every ten thousand births. What is even more rare is the pregnancy going ahead, usually because fetuses don’t survive and the mortality rate among mothers is up to 90 times greater than in normal pregnancy.
Elizete Pavão, a domestic from the state of Pará and her baby Elias