Thank you so much to Karen and Dave who recently ran in the Wigan 10K wanting to raise awareness and money, which they most certainly did.
Karen and Dave said they loved running with their t shirts on raising awareness. On the way round a lady that was also running came over to them and said well done for raising awareness as she had had an ectopic pregnancy and she didn’t know that such a thing as the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust existed which is so brilliant and just shows the power of awareness.
Here Karen openly talks about the horrific experience they went through and how it affected them both and importantly emphasises how it takes a long time to physically and mentally recover.
Karen and Dave’s Story:
We chose the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust as they helped me through the hard days when no one else could give me the answers to the questions I had and made me realise that I wasn’t alone and that the subject of Ectopic Pregnancy isn’t taboo.
Both of us never thought this would happen to us when we fell pregnant back in 2011 but it did. After finding out I was pregnant and being poorly for a couple of weeks with a few miss diagnosis I finally found out I was having an Ectopic Pregnancy after a scan gave us confirmation. It was heartbreaking to see that empty black scan picture. I quickly had to come to terms with the fact that I had lost the pregnancy and whilst I was being treated It ruptured when I was at home. This resulted in me collapsing. Dave quickly rang an ambulance and I was rushed to hospital where my levels dropped and I was rushed to theatre with life threatening internal bleeding.
Why now you’re asking after so long? Well the thing is it’s taken me this long to feel like I can do something like this, I’m at the fittest I’ve ever been since my operation and continued fertility battle to get our amazing Jake and for Dave well, he’s still battling with the day of the collapse and the realisation that he could have lost his wife only 3 months after being married and he’s just on the come down of having to be so strong for so long. So we both thought this was the right time.