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I am walking the Bacchus Half Marathon for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust because this charity means so much to me.

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  • Event: The Bacchus Marathon and Half Marathon, 14 Sep 2014

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

We provide information, support & education to improve the care in ectopic pregnancy

Charity Registration No. 1071811

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.  Anyone who knows me knows that exercise is not exactly high on my list of fun activities.  Which is why I chose to do this walk - I know it will be tough  but I wanted to do something for this worthwhile cause.

In January 2011 we found out I was pregnant.  Then I started spotting and bleeding. Weeks of blood tests, scans, hospital visits and hospital stays followed. Eventually I was taken in for emergency surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy and lost a fallopian tube as a result.  The care I received was at times shambolic, at times fantastic.  Brett had several very anxious hours waiting for news while I was in theatre.  We  found the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust website a great help, for both information and support.  

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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