Lauren recently took part in a 10k run in Cardiff. She was determined and desperate to raise awareness as she sadly suffered the trauma of an ectopic at such a young age, just after her 20th birthday. We thank Lauren for her bravery and honesty and for raising awareness and funds to ensure we are able to continue supporting women and their families.
Here is Lauren’s story:
I took part in the Cardiff 10K on Sunday. I completed it without any training and without stopping in 1 hour and 14 minutes. It was a struggle but I done it. I wanted to prove to myself that I am a strong person after everything I’ve been through. I suffered from an ectopic pregnancy last October having only just turned 20. I had no clue what it was. I ended up having to have emergency surgery and my left tube ruptured and I was told I was lucky to wake up after surgery with the amount of blood I was loosing. It was a struggle for me being so young too but I got through it with the help of my amazing family. I wanted to share my story and raise awareness more than anything and it’s amazing the response I’ve had. I’ve had girls messaging me wanting to know what it is, what’s the signs of it are etc. And to know I could be helping another lady is amazing. I have raised £130 and I’ll continue to raise money and awareness as much as I can.