I lost a tube and the little baby at 8 weeks gestation

I have ever forgotten the pain and distress caused by the ectopic pregnancy.

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by Sharon

May 2016

I was so excited to discover I was pregnant in July 2004. I spent a small fortune on pregnancy tests! We had married two years previously and were just moving into a bigger house and heading on holidays to Portugal all in the same week we had the positive test. I bled on and off during the holiday and presumed that I was miscarrying. I could not wait to get home. Tests by the GP's surgery showed a high level of HCG so I was sent to EPU, who admitted me with suspected ectopic pregnancy.

I was on my own and in complete shock.

My husband arrived at the hospital shortly after. I lay in a ward with three lovely ladies who had just had hysterectomies. I went there on the Tuesday afternoon and did not have emergency surgery until the following Monday night; very naive looking back. I lost a tube and  the little baby at 8 weeks gestation. I went on to have five very healthy and wonderful children including identical twin boys who are 3 now. I have ever forgotten the pain and distress caused by the ectopic pregnancy and apparent failure of hospital to act sooner.

Following this experience  we paid directly for private antenatal care with our babies and if it hadn't been for this we would have most likely lost our twins to TTTS. Incredibly I miscarried a set of twins on New Years Day 2016 so my one tube has certainly been a very effective one. It has been a very low and emotional few months but I still feel so blessed by my rainbow baby who I discovered I was carrying the month the first little one was due, and of course the other little people in my house. I hope my story brings some hope and healing xxxxx

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