You are not alone

Artist: Chantelle Holmes

Ectopic pregnancy is a notable cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, with haemorrhage resulting from ectopic pregnancy being responsible for up to 15 percent of all pregnancy related deaths and most significantly, 80 percent of deaths within the first trimester. This potentially life-threatening condition requires urgent medical or surgical treatment to reduce the risk of rupture and subsequent major haemorrhage. Early identification, sufficient pre-hospital care and transfer to an appropriate facility is affiliated with good outcomes that see minimal impact on future fertility and pregnancy rates. “In this piece I’m trying to represent the pain and loss this terrible condition places on a woman. For my dearest friend, you are not alone.”

Region: Bathurst