Stephen and Claire's Experience
We found out about the Trust via google searches undertaken by my wife, following her ectopic pregnancy and fallopian tube rupture. When my wife got discharged from hospital we weren’t told about any support available specific to what she had gone through so finding the EPT forum was vital in her recovery.
We utilised the EPT forum and stories on the website and in time my wife will use the helpline when she feels ready to talk about what happened. We purchased the EPT Christmas bauble which took pride of place on our tree this year.
I decided to start fundraising for the EPT due to the experience that my wife suffered and the fact that we felt there was not enough main stream coverage of ectopic pregnancies and the help that its out their for families, especially mothers, going through this. There is also not enough awareness to people thinking of starting a family, all we heard about was women having miscarriages, we had no idea of the severity of ectopic pregnancies and just how life threatening it can be. For these reasons I decided to run 150km in January 2022 to raise money and awareness for the EPT, however, my amazing brother in laws decided to join me on my challenge and we increased our challenge to run 500km together for EPT, our 500km for EPT challenge. It has been a tough month, with being struck with Covid during our challenge, but it has been hugely satisfying and rewarding to undertake this challenge and raise awareness and funds for the EPT.
We are immensely grateful and proud of Stephen and his family, you can read more about Stephen’s experience by visiting their Just Giving page. If you feel inspired by Stephen’s fundraising experience please do take a look at ways to get involved and email our fundraising co-ordinator who will be very happy to help you Jill@ectopic.org.uk.