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.



The EPT 1000 Challenge

Catch up with friends over afternoon tea or challenge yourself to run one more mile - fundraising with the EPT is fun and inspiring. We’ll get you started and support you all the way. Sign up to our EPT 1000 Challenge »

Hold an EPTea Party

Many of the women we speak to recount how a cup of tea and piece of cake with a friend or family member can provide some much-needed comfort during their recovery. If you fancy a cuppa with friends and raising awareness and funds at the same time, then why not hold your very own EPTea Party. Hold an EPT Party »





Professionals

Short BMJ film on the diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy.

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Is my pregnancy ectopic?

What are the symptoms and how is an ectopic pregnancy diagnosed?

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News from the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

  • The EPT’s view on the Pregnancy Loss Review

    At present, when a baby is stillborn after 24 weeks’ pregnancy, the stillbirth must be registered in the stillbirth register. However, there is no provision to allow the registration of any type of pregnancy loss before the 24th week of pregnancy. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has set up a review […]

  • Tara Kelly Shares her Emotional Marathon Journey

    Tara shares her emotional journey that led her to apply to running the VLM for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. She also proves the true power of awareness as she was approached at the start by a lady who saw her vest and said she had also sadly had an ectopic. Thank you Tara x




Let us know what you think of our online forums

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust forums provide information and peer support for those in need. They are moderated and contributed to by trained staff and volunteers. What have your experiences been and what would you like to tell us?

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