Healthcare professionals work tirelessly to care for those experiencing ectopic pregnancy and we appreciate their dedication. We also understand that limited hospital resources mean that it is not possible for healthcare teams to be there for patients in the weeks, months, and sometimes years following the ordeal of experiencing an ectopic pregnancy.
Once the immediate physical threat is managed, people start to process the emotional toll: processing what has just happened; coming to terms with the loss; and worrying about the future and plans for their family. Upon leaving the care of their hospital after an ectopic pregnancy, The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust provides people with a safe place to go.
With us, they can seek personalised support and reliable information, for as long they need our help. Each year, the Trust helps thousands of people who contact us following an ectopic pregnancy, but we know we can reach more people who could benefit from our support.
The doctors and nurses not only saved my life, but pointed me in the direction of The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. It's been an incredibly tough journey for us as a family, but without them, it would have been even harder. The EPT offers free support and sessions to talk about your experiences. They are absolutely incredible.- An ectopic pregnancy patient
Support in your patient's first language
We can support your patients in their first language including British Sign Language. If your patient’s first language is not English and they are based in the UK, we can work with a professional interpreter to assist. You can also print and hand over one of our translated leaflets.
Leaflets about ectopic pregnancy
The EPT’s patient information pack:
- is produced with input from world-renowned healthcare professionals specialising in ectopic is pregnancy and early pregnancy.
- is peer-reviewed and revised regularly.
- is developed with feedback from those who have experienced ectopic pregnancy.
- helps doctors and nurses involved in a patient’s care to give tailored, quality information about the condition and treatment.
- signposts to the EPT’s support services where people can find on-going support and information.
- can be tailored to individual needs/treatments.
We work with you to equip your patients with accessible information about their condition, treatment options, and on-going support.
- Surgical management leaflet
- Expectant management leaflet
- Medical management leaflet
- Pregnancy of Unknown Location leaflet
Our leaflets are available online in various languages for you to download and print for your patients.
Posters about ectopic pregnancy
The EPT has free posters that:
- highlight the physical symptoms and emotional toll of ectopic pregnancy
- signpost to our services.
Please help anyone experiencing ectopic pregnancy by displaying these in your early pregnancy unit, A&E, doctors’ surgeries and clinics, and pharmacies.
The EPT has free contact cards that:
- highlight some of the challenges of an ectopic pregnancy
- signpost to our services
Please help anyone experiencing ectopic pregnancy by distributing these to your patients.
Keep our EPT-branded gestation wheels to hand as a reminder to distribute our leaflets to your patients:
- Gestation Wheel
Find out more about our Think Ectopic project
Ectopic pregnancy remains common, affecting around 1 in 80 pregnancies. ‘Think Ectopic’ builds on our ongoing mission to raise awareness of ectopic pregnancy among healthcare professionals who would be the first point of contact for women and people experiencing symptoms.