Ectopic means ”out of place.” In anectopic pregnancy, a fertilized egg hasimplanted outside the uterus. The eggsettles in the fallopian tubes in morethan 95% of ectopic pregnancies. Thisis why ectopic pregnancies arecommonly called”tubal pregnancies.”
•An ectopic pregnancy is usually caused by acondition that blocks or slows the movement of afertilized egg through the fallopian tube to theuterus. This may be caused by a physical blockagein the tube.