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Ex On The Beach star Jemma Lucy opens up on suffering ectopic pregnancy which 'could have killed her'

Ex On The Beach star Jemma Lucy opens up on suffering ectopic pregnancy which 'could have killed her'

The reality TV favourite opened up about her heartbreaking loss

The majority of big-name celebrities prefer to keep the ins and outs of their personal life out of the spotlight - especially if they've gone through heartache.

But this week, Ex On The Beach star Jemma Lucy, 35, has opened up about the sheer devastation of her recent ectopic pregnancy in the hope to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms.

Last month, the mother-of-one revealed on Instagram that she'd been admitted to hospital, but chose not to detail her reasoning.

Jemma Lucy was forced to terminate her ectopic pregnancy.

Now, just weeks later, Jemma has lifted the lid on her harrowing ordeal, revealing the tragedy not only broke her heart, but it 'nearly killed' her.

The former Big Brother star told The Sun she was 'genuinely scared' for her life, saying: "Doctors told me that if the pregnancy ruptured, I could die so they wanted to take me in for emergency surgery.

"I was terrified of going for the operation and never waking up. I didn’t know what to do, and every minute was like a ticking time bomb."

Jemma - who already shares a four-year-old daughter with an unnamed previous partner - admitted she hadn't intended to get pregnant again and had no idea she was until later down the line.

She was dating now-convicted drug dealer boyfriend Nicholas Sinclair at the time she began feeling unwell.

"I had been bleeding for about three weeks straight, but thought it was just an irregular period," she explained.

"Then I started to get bad stomach pains so I called a doctor out and, to my surprise, he told me I was pregnant."

Jemma spoke out over her loss.

The reality TV star claimed the revelation knocked her for six, being that she 'definitely wasn't' on the lookout for another child.

Jemma then spent two days considering whether to keep and raise her growing baby, or to undergo an abortion, but in the end, the decision was tragically made for her.

She underwent a scan that showed the baby growing within her fallopian tubes, as opposed to in her womb.

"The really hard part about the ectopic pregnancy is that sometimes the body just gets rid of the pregnancy itself, but other times it keeps growing and that’s really dangerous because it can rupture," she explained.

"The worst case scenario is you can die, or you can end up paralysed and have blood running through your whole body."

The pain became too severe for Jemma to handle, and she was informed she'd likely have to undergo emergency keyhole surgery to remove the foetus.

This was even more startling announcement for Jemma, however, due to her fear of going under anaesthetic, and her worry that the operation could stop her from welcoming further kids in the future.

Because of her concerns, medics opted to give Jemma an injection instead, and after just over a week, her hormone levels had returned to normal, proving she was no longer pregnant.

Jemma is already a mother-of-one.

It was also round this time that her relationship with Nicholas came to an end, telling the publication it 'wasn't the best Christmas' she and her daughter had experienced.

But Jemma claims she's putting her best foot forward and looking to the future.

"It’s been a really difficult time and I’ve felt mentally drained, but I’m strong," she insisted. I’ve been through a lot of trauma in the past, and I’m in a survivor.

"I’d definitely love to have another child in the future, but right now, I just want to draw a line under these few months.

"I’m taking it day by day, and I’m slowly feeling in much better place."

We're glad to hear it, Jemma.

If you are worried about ectopic pregnancy, contact your GP or call NHS 111. In an emergency, always dial 999. To speak to The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust for non-medical support, you can request a call-back within 24-48 hours on 020 7733 2653 or email [email protected]_.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@jemlucy_backup

Topics: Celebrity, Health, Parenting, Pregnancy