Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day

Every exPerience maTters

Every 1 in 80 pregnancy that is ectopic matters 

  • Whether you have been trying to conceive or not…  
  • Whatever type of ectopic pregnancy you have experienced… 
  • Whatever treatment you have gone through… 
  • Whether you are in a relationship or not… 
  • Whether your ectopic pregnancy has occurred through natural conception or fertility treatment… 
  • Whether you want to or are able to try to conceive again or not… 
  • Whatever emotions you are experiencing… 

…your ectopic pregnancy matters.

We will be holding the first Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day on 1 August 2022. The focus of the day will be to highlight the 1 in 80 pregnancies that are ectopic and ongoing impacts of the experience. We will be raising vital awareness and providing tools to start important conversations around ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy and baby loss. It will also bring those of us affected together to reflect on the experiences we have had, whatever our circumstances. This includes family members, friends, and healthcare professionals. We recognise that an ectopic pregnancy impacts many including the woman or pregnant person, their partner, family members, friends and work colleagues. This Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day is for all, however an ectopic pregnancy has impacted you. By raising awareness, we can reduce the risks of maternal deaths and near-misses, the need for emergency surgeries, and the effects on fertility and mental well-being.

This awareness day may be challenging for anyone affected ectopic pregnancy. Having an ectopic pregnancy is a difficult experience so please be gentle with yourself and look after your needs. We will also provide self-care tips to help you during the day and beyond. We will publish a schedule of posts in advance so that you are able to participate or take some space from topics as you wish. 

How can you support Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day?

Snap up some items from our aWEARness range

Wear your EPT-branded clothing or accessories on 1 August and spread awareness while out and about and on social media.

FREE UK delivery until the end of August with code aWEARness and order easily by visiting The EPT’s shop. There are products for men, women, and unisex.

We would love to see your photos from the day, you can tag us in your photos, use the hashtags #ectopicpregnancyawarenessday #EPAD and #everyexperiencematters or email your photos to kerri@ectopic.org.uk and we can share on your behalf.

Visit our shop

Create an #EPAD video

Film a short video of you saying:

‘I am the 1 in 80’ – if you have experienced ectopic pregnancy.

‘I/we support the 1 in 80’ – if someone you know has experienced ectopic pregnancy.

Please email the video to kerri@ectopic.org.uk,

with your first name and organisation/department (if you would like included).

You are also welcome to create a short video of why Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day is important to you.


Make a donation

Your donation means we can provide crucial support and information to many thousands of people affected by ectopic pregnancy every year. By supporting our work, you are making a difference, helping people to manage the emotional toll after an ectopic pregnancy.

Make a donation

Share your story

Sharing your story is an opportunity to take pen to paper to explore thoughts and feelings about your experience of ectopic pregnancy. Whether through written word, poetry, art or song, it can help to process emotions. Partners, family members, and friends can also share their perspectives.

Your words may also bring comfort to others reading, as well as awareness on the far-reaching impacts of ectopic pregnancy.

Share your story with our team

Social media

We have created some downloadable graphics that you are welcome to share on Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day along with your own content.

We remember the 1 in 80 pregnancies that are ectopic

I am supporting Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day in memory of…

We are supporting Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day in memory of

I am supporting Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day

We are supporting Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day

Around 1 in 80 pregnancies are ectopic

You are welcome tag us across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

Using the hashtags #ectopicpregnancyawarenessday #EPAD and #everyexperiencematters will help spread the word and raise awareness.

If you are a business/organisation and would like more information, social media assets and copy please email kerri@ectopic.org.uk

 


Whatever your plans for our first Ectopic Pregnancy Awareness Day, we would like to share your passion on our social media platforms! To find out where and how you can tag our accounts you can read our social media blog and don’t forget to use our hashtags:

#ectopicpregnancyawarenessday #EPAD #everyexperiencematters

Other pages you may find useful

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb. Most commonly the egg will implant in a Fallopian tube. If this is diagnosed quickly in early pregnancy, there may be treatment options with drugs or a laparoscopy (key-hole surgery). An ectopic pregnancy sadly results in pregnancy loss. Click the link to find out more.

Symptoms include vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain. Please click the link to find out more about symptoms.

You can call our support line or arrange a face-to-face group video call and talk about your experiences with those that understand. We also have email support and a forum for people to share their experiences and chat with others who have experienced an ectopic pregnancy.

A place to remember those lost to pregnancy complications including ectopic pregnancy.

Help us support others by donating to The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

This last year, the EPT has seen a drop in donations. Help us keep supporting those through the physical and emotional recovery of ectopic pregnancy by donating to our cause now. Every penny you donate will make such a difference!

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