Emma-Jane Woodhams opened up about her heartbreaking ectopic pregnancy[Emma-Jane Woodhams/Instagram]
The Love Island beauty had no idea she was pregnant when she went into hospital, thinking she was just suffering after a bad hangover.
And, speaking exclusively to OK! Online for Baby Loss Awareness Week, the brunette beauty admitted she previously blamed herself for losing her baby.
Bravely opening up about the moment she found out it was ectopic, she explained: “All of a sudden a doctor says that you’re pregnant, and you’re having an ectopic pregnancy.
Emma-Jane Woodhams admitted she didn’t know what an ectopic pregnancy was[Emma-Jane Woodhams/Instagram]
“That obviously rocked my world, because I thought: ‘Oh my god, I’m pregnant!’ That was the first thing myself and my boyfriend had to process.
“Then it was like… ‘okay so I’m pregnant, but it’s ectopic and I have to get an operation to have it removed’. It was very scary, and being 18 and never really hearing about it…
“I wasn’t trying to fall pregnant. I’d be going out a lot. And for a long time I was thinking ‘Oh God was it that night that did it?”
Emma-Jane Woodhams is expecting a baby with boyfriend Jordan Bye[Emma-Jane Woodhams/Instagram]
“And it’s not like that. It’s just one of those things that happens.”
And the 21 year old revealed the support she was given by professionals, following her procedure, was almost non-existent.
Emma-Jane Woodhams confirmed she is having a baby boy recently[Emma-Jane Woodhams/Instagram]
“When I came round from the operation, I just didn’t understand what had happened, and there was no real answers,” she continued. “They gave me a leaflet with a website, and directed me to other people.
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“They told my mum that if I was getting depressed, go to a GP. That was it. the next day I was discharged and sent home.
“I lay in bed for three days and couldn’t get my head around what had happened. I tried for a while to pretend it hadn’t happened.
Emma-Jane Woodhams blamed herself over her ectopic pregnancy[Emma-Jane Woodhams/Instagram]
“The people in the hospital treated it as such a routine thing, but for me, my world had turned upside down.”
Emma also revealed she had ‘no idea’ about what an ectopic pregnancy was when she suffered one – and she is hopeful that by speaking out, others won’t be left feeling so alone.
“I didn’t know what it was,” she added. “I had no idea what it meant. When it’s not talked about and not a common thing, you feel everyone else isn’t making a big deal.
Emma-Jane Woodhams felt alone with her ectopic pregnancy[Emma-Jane Woodhams/Instagram]
“I thought: ‘Am I just being stupid? Maybe it’s not a big deal, maybe I need to get a grip. It’s something that really could be highlighted for young girls. It’s just as hard to lose a baby at 18, as it is at 35.”
“It’s something that should be spoken about more, and even just like making people feel they’re not the only people it’s happened to.
Emma-Jane Woodhams is hoping to help others in similar situations[Emma-Jane Woodhams/Instagram]
“It’s horrendous and a horrible thing to go through, but you’re not alone.”
If you have been affected by this story, you can call Baby Loss Awareness on 020 3897 6092 or visit www.babyloss-awareness.org/