Jane reflects on her ectopic and marathon experiences in the following powerful recount.
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Ectopic Pregnancy is a common, life threatening condition that is the leading cause of death in early pregnancy. It affects 1 in 80 pregnancies in the UK and women who suffer have to face the physical trauma of major invasive treatment, their own mortality, the impact on their future fertility and the sad loss of losing their baby all very quickly. This can be a very frightening and distressing experience.
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust believes that the deaths and trauma associated with ectopic pregnancy should be prevented or minimised and seeks to support women and their families through this difficult period of their lives. The Charity also provides Information, Education and Support to medical professionals who treat early pregnancy complications.
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Singer and Actress Michelle Gayle has championed raising awareness of ectopic pregnancy and been involved with the EPT for many years. We are delighted that she will be appearing on Pointless Celebrities to raise funds and awareness for the charity.
Women of the Future Awards, mentor of the year winner, Alex Peace-Gadsby, EPT chairman
Tanya has tirelessly fund-raised and raised awareness with her family for the condition of ectopics. Here she tells us her heartfelt story and there is a happy ending for the Day family.