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How we can help — The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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“I have found this site really helpful and it has been a blessing to speak to people who really understand what you are going through and feeling. As much as family and friends try and help, I think the feelings we have can only be understood if you have been through this. I found it helped because you realise that any of the feelings you have are normal and lots of people have had the same, you are not alone, we are all here when you need us.” At the EPT we have been through the same physical and emotional […]

Woman tells how ectopic pregnancy made her go completely bald

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(Picture: PA Real Life/ Emma Holmes) Emma Holmes, 40, had a burst appendix when she was 16 which damaged her reproductive organs. So it came as a surprise when the former teacher from Redcar, North Yorkshire, became pregnant in 2009. Unfortunately though, she began bleeding heavily and was quickly diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy where the embryo is fertilised outside the womb. Emma had to have keyhole surgery and have her fallopian tube removed meaning the pregnancy could not be saved. She said that her parents were wonderful during the time and it was her mum who’d initially spotted the […]

Mum who suffered heartbreak of an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage and losing baby son vows to make this her year

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A woman who suffered the heartache of having an ectopic pregnancy, a miscarriage and losing a baby son has vowed to make this her year. Cheryl Charlton, of Sacriston, County Durham, was never one of the “pretty girls” and always spent her time in comfy baggy clothing to hide her size. At university she gained weight, though managed to lose it after graduation but when she met her now husband, Ian, they spent night at calorific restaurants and eating takeaways causing Cheryl’s weight started to creep back up. When the couple decided to a family, Cheryl was advised to lose […]

Ectopic pregnancy: Cancer drug trial hopes to stop women needing drastic surgery

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Ectopic pregnancy: Cancer drug trial hopes to stop women needing drastic surgery A commonly used cancer drug could “revolutionise” the way life-threatening ectopic pregnancies are treated, medical researchers in Melbourne say. About 5,000 Australian women experience an ectopic pregnancy each year, where the embryo settles in the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus. As the embryo grows, it can cause the tubes to rupture, leading to extreme blood loss and emergency surgery. A chemotherapy drug called methotrexate is used to treat the disorder, but it can only be used in the early stages of pregnancy and fails in 75 per […]

Young Fife mum left in agony for FIVE DAYS waiting for ectopic pregnancy op

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A YOUNG mum has been left in agony for FIVE DAYS waiting for a life-saving ectopic pregnancy op. Samantha Colville, 23, was “screaming on the floor” with stomach pains on Saturday morning amid fears for her unborn baby. Samantha spent almost a week in hospital Her ectopic pregnancy – a complication where the embryo attaches outside the uterus – had been missed during 50 emergency doctor appointments over eight weeks. The carer, from Kirkcaldy, Fife, said: “I have been in absolute agony for two months. The whole left side of my body has been so sore, it’s been unbearable. “It […]

Woman Who Lost Child From Ectopic Pregnancy is Stunned to be Told Months Later She’s STILL Pregnant With Its Twin! • FaithPanda

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Corrie’s Simon Gregson reveals wife Emma’s 12th miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy heartache

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Coronation Street star Simon Gregson and wife Emma have revealed their heartbreak over their 12 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy which left Emma hours from death. Simon and Emma are proud parents to three sons, but growing their family hasn’t been easy. They have spoken to this week’s OK! Magazine of their heartache over recent years with 12 miscarriages – including an ectopic pregnancy last September which meant Emma needed emergency surgery to save her life. Simon Gregson and wife Emma on the cover of OK! Magazine, on sale now Emma had been having severe stomach pains and feeling ill […]

OB/GYN Professional: No Reason for Abortions, Including Late Term & Ectopic Pregnancy – iApologia

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Almost exactly 46 years after Roe v. Wade, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill legalizing many late term abortions. To celebrate the law, he had landmarks, such as the World Trade Center memorial, lit with pink light. Sarah Cleveland, a “nationally registered ultrasound tech specializing in OB/GYN with 15+ years experience”, says no abortion any time is ever needed, including for ectopic pregnancies. First, she address late term abortions. “If there is an emergency situation during the second or third trimester, the mother is rushed to the hospital where she is immediately hooked to a monitor. Her belly […]

How we can help medical professionals care for patients with ectopic pregnancy — The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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Even though hospitals do all they can to care for their patients, once someone has been treated for an ectopic pregnancy there is always the next emergency to deal with and someone else’s life to save. With the best will in the world, hospital resources can only go so far and, while hospitals are able to treat the physical trauma associated with an ectopic pregnancy, they cannot be there in the coming weeks, months and, in some case, years while the patient overcomes the emotional trauma of an ectopic pregnancy. Once the physical threat is dealt with, a woman (and […]

Factors increasing risk of ectopic pregnancy — The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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We believe that pregnancies implant in the fallopian tube because of a combination of factors: A failure of the mechanisms which move the pregnancy along the fallopian tube into the womb and a change in the environment in the fallopian tube that allows early implantation to occur. We also know that some things make a patient more at risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. For example, where a patient has had previous abdominal surgery, the risk is said to be increased up to 4 times. If a patient had a sexually transmitted infection like Chlamydia, then the risk is increased […]