In April 2019, I sadly had an ectopic pregnancy. This resulted in emergency surgery and the removal of my right Fallopian tube. I was a mum to Bella, 13 months old at the time, and I struggled for a long time thinking I could have left her without a mum.
Support when you have an ectopic pregnancy is hard to come by. Awareness is minimal. But having The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust’s website at my fingertips helped me see that there was support available. I had Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy as I was experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms and this really benefited me.
When a work colleague asked if I wanted to walk the Halloween Marathon Walk, I knew immediately I wanted to raise money for the EPT. I cannot believe I raised £345; I am so thankful to everyone who donated. My partners during the walk Tania and Duncan were incredible and kept me going to the finish line. It was really hard going, but knowing I was raising money to help women like me made me push on further.
if you are inspired by Chantelle’s walk and would like to raise funds and awareness for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, please visit our fundraising page.