Nicola's tubal ectopic pregnancy in 1995

30 Aug 2022 | By Kerri
Personal Experience

My name is Nicola and I am 51. 

My experience happened a long time ago in 1995, I was 25 and thought I was having a phantom pregnancy. I had morning sickness and cravings for strawberry split ice lollies, but I was still having periods. I remember complaining about pains in my tummy but didn’t do anything about them, until one night I woke up in the most excruciating pain. My boyfriend took me to hospital and in the early hours of the morning I was told I was pregnant. I was very nervous as I knew something wasn’t right but for the few hours before the scan, I was so happy.  

Then the news that it was an ectopic pregnancy, something I had never heard of before. That night I was operated on to have my Fallopian tube removed. 

26 years on and I’m not sure I have ever dealt with this properly as I don’t think anyone really had a proper understanding of what had happened. I worked in a busy café at the time and had one week off work. I wasnt offered any real support. 

Sadly, I haven’t had children which I think makes having had the ectopic pregnancy even harder. 

I’m so pleased that there is now so much more awareness of ectopic pregnancies. 

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