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

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    Next week, the Baby Loss Awareness Alliance is launching a campaign entitled Out of sight, out of mind to ask for more psychological support for those who need it following the death of a baby or the ending of a pregnancy.  Alongside other Baby Loss Awareness Alliance charities, we will be calling on Governments across […]

  • Ryan Palmer Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

    Ryan has now climbed Kilimanjaro. A truly amazing feat please read all about his training, fundraising and the actual climb. Thank you so much again to Ryan for this incredible challenge.

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