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

  • Kirsty Stewart hosts a fantastic charity night

    Kirsty has worked tirelessly to put on a very busy and successful charity night and disco. Kirsty was driven to raise awareness and funds to support the charity in memory of their baby. We are incredibly grateful for all that Kirsty has done. Kirsty’s Story: In early August last year, I found out I was […]

  • Virgin London Marathon 2019

    We are thrilled with yet another lovely team of our Gold Bond Virgin London Marathon runners this year and again are totally overwhelmed by the dedication and effort that goes into the build up to the big day. Not only do they have to do most of their demanding training through the wet, snowy, windy, […]

  • Emma Wilson recently ran in the Inverness Half Marathon

    We are so grateful and honoured that Emma recently ran this half marathon in honour of someone close to her who had sadly experienced an ectopic pregnancy. The weather certainly was not on Emma’s side making it a very tough and challenging race. With strong winds, sleet and rain! Despite this Emma ran it in […]

  • Ryan Palmer to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

    We are in total awe of Ryan who has chosen to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to support and raise awareness for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. This is a seriously impressive and life changing challenge. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa majestically standing at about 5,895 metres. It is actually the tallest free standing mountain in […]

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