Charlotte Crosby opens up about traumatic ectopic pregnancy

Charlotte Crosby says she was left in unbearable pain from ectopic pregnancy and tells how the trauma prompted her to have a caesarean with daughter Alba, 11 months

Charlotte Crosby has opened up about how trauma from her ectopic pregnancy led to her opting for an elective caesarean for the birth of her daughter Alba. 

The former Geordie Shore star, 33, had an ectopic pregnancy back in 2016 and left her fearing she would never be able to have kids before she welcomed her daughter Alba, 11 months, last October.

Speaking about the traumatic experience, Charlotte spoke about the moment she was rushed to emergency surgery after being left in unbearable pain.

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in the fallopian tube, meaning a baby is unable to develop and leaving the mother’s health in danger.

Appearing on the KICPOD podcast with Australian influencer Steph Claire Smith, Charlotte told how her fallopian tube had been left ‘completely ruptured’.

Candid: Charlotte Crosby, 33, has opened up about how her traumatic ectopic pregnancy led to her having an elective caesarean with her daughter Alba last October

Mum life: Charlotte gave birth to her daughter Alba in October 2022 after previous fears that she wouldn't be able to have children

She said: ‘I hadn’t ever felt pain like this and couldn’t take anymore. I told Kate [a friend] to cancel the doctor, I need to go to the hospital, this is something worse than period pain.’

She said she found out she was pregnant after giving a urine sample and said of the moment: ‘I was in shock, and when Kate said ‘Congratulations!’ I said no no no, this is bad.’

Charlotte told how her heart sank as she knew it was something serious and recalls crying and panicking whether she could ever have a baby in the future.

‘I found out my fallopian tube had completely ruptured, and the doctor had to remove my left fallopian tube and an ovary,’ she said.

After her traumatic experience, Charlotte said she ‘wanted control’ during her pregnancy with her first child Alba, opting for a planned caesarean.

Charlotte welcomed her daughter Alba with her boyfriend Jake Ankers last October, and they are set to celebrate her first birthday next month.

Her comments came as she featured as part of the KICBUMP series of Kic’s podcast, as a programme on the Kic app which is designed to help mothers feel seen, heard and empowered. 

Charlotte has discussed her ectopic pregnancy in the past, covering the experience on her BBC reality show Charlotte In Sunderland.

She said: ‘When I had my ectopic pregnancy, I didn’t even know I was pregnant. I just thought I was having a normal period but with extra bad cramps.

‘When I was taken to hospital, I found out I was having an ectopic pregnancy and if it wasn’t sorted there and then, I may potentially die.’

While there is a chance of conceiving again, it is advisable for the woman to wait a while due to damage caused in the fallopian tube.

She ended by saying: ‘It was an awful time and I truly thought I would never be able to have kids.’ 

Traumatic: Appearing on the KICPOD podcast with Australian influencer Steph Claire Smith, the Geordie Shore star opened up about the moment she was rushed to emergency surgery

Family: Charlotte welcomed her daughter Alba with her boyfriend Jake Ankers last October, and they are set to celebrate her first birthday next month

As well as speaking about her ectopic pregnancy on the podcast, Charlotte and Steph also discussed sexual relationships. 

As Steph commented on how exciting it is to explore things in the bedroom, the star joked ‘We’ve been exploring lately!’

But Charlotte also opened up about how her and her boyfriend Jake Anker’s sex life didn’t return to normal after she gave birth to Alba. 

She explained: ‘And do you not think as well Steph, even when you’ve had the baby that it still doesn’t come back that soon? Because we were at it like rabbits before hand!’ 

The reality star also joked that she envisions her daughter Alba to be the ‘biggest popstar.

She confessed: ‘I can envision that Alba is going to be the biggest popstar in the world, I’m talking Adele level. I’m buying her a piano, right?’ 

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