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Chris Evans reveals wife’s ectopic pregnancy scare

The Radio 2 presenter talks about how Natasha Shishmanian suffered internal bleeding and a miscarriage earlier this year

Posted: 11 October 2010
by Kyrsty Hazell
Chris Evans talks about his wife's ectopic pregnancy
Chris Evans talks about his wife's ectopic pregnancy

Chris Evans has revealed that his wife Natasha Shishmanian suffered a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy earlier this year. The DJ, who has a 19-month-old son Noah with Natasha, has spoken out about how his wife’s early pregnancy stomach cramps which were actually a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. He credited medical services for saving her life.

“Natasha was six to eight weeks pregnant and had stomach pains, so we went to our local hospital,” 44-year-old Chris told The Times magazine. “They scanned her and said, ‘You’ve had a miscarriage, it’s fine’ but the baby was still in there, stuck in the Fallopian tube.”

Chris Evans then went on to reveal that if Natasha, 33, hadn’t had the emergency surgery she could have died. “The Fallopian tube expanded as the baby continued to grow and then it burst. If they hadn’t operated on her, she would have been dead, guaranteed.”

Ectopic pregnancies occur in around 1 in 200 pregnancies, however not all of them result in serious complications like Natasha, although it is important to seek medical advice if you are worried about it happening to you.

If you’re in the early stages of pregnancy and are worried about ectopic pregnancy, take a look at ThinkBaby’s guide to all you need to know. If you suffer from stomach cramps in early pregnancy, don’t panic, as many mums-to-be get them, but check out what it could mean here.


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