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 »


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

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News from the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

  • Amy Completes her EPT1000 Challenge

    We are so in awe of Amy's passion to complete here #EPT1000 challenge. Read Amy's story and why she would recommend signing up to take part in the challenge.

  • Susan’s Great North Swim

    Susan most certainly deserves her Great North Swim medal. Thank you so much to Susan and please do read her story and how the swim not only helped her but also her husband to deal with their loss.

  • Catherine’s Body Shop Party

    Catherine is determined that ectopics are not a taboo subject. She hosted a fantastic Body Shop at home event to raise awareness and funds of which we are so grateful for.

  • Kerry Smith Climbs Scafell Pike, the Highest Mountain in England.

    Kerry and her lovely supportive team recently climbed Scafell Pike. We are so grateful to Kerry for raising awareness and funds and bravely sharing her experience. One thing that stands out from what Kerry experienced over the years is that it really is better to say something than nothing.

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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