Ectopic pregnancies affect up to one in every 40 pregnancies and are the cause for nearly 10 percent of pregnancy-related deaths...but do you know what they are?
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg begins to grow outside the woman's uterus. Women over the age of 35, or under the age of 20 are most at risk for experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. If not properly treated, the fertilized egg will continue to grow, threatening damage to nearby organs and may cause severe blood loss to the mom.
With all its life-threatening complications, there is little to no awareness made public for women experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. To help spread the word, one mother is sharing her personal story overcoming her own pregnancy scare.