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Charlotte Crosby says 'it's a miracle' she got pregnant with Alba Jean following heartbreaking ectopic pregnancy

Charlotte Crosby dubbed her pregnancy with daughter Alba Jean a 'miracle' after suffering an ectopic pregnancy back in 2016, which if left untreated, could have took the reality-TV star's life.

The 32-year-old former Geordie Shore frontrunner and partner Jake Ankers welcomed their first child together in October last year, and her new BBC Three show Charlotte in Sunderland details her pregnancy - from the moment she found out she was expecting to the birth itself.

And in episode two of the brand-new series, which only debuted on BBC's iPlayer yesterday, Charlotte spoke about the worries with her pregnancy - following her previous ectopic experience.

Read more: Charlotte Crosby was 'on verge of dying' after traumatic ectopic pregnancy

The NHS website defines an ectopic pregnancy as: "When a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes are the tubes connecting the ovaries to the womb.

"If an egg gets stuck in them, it won't develop into a baby and your health may be at risk if the pregnancy continues."

Speaking back in 2020, Charlotte detailed the horrifying experience, saying: "I had been in crippling pain for at least five days. I knew something was wrong. We went to A&E, got seen straightaway luckily.

"The gynaecologist said what's happening to your body now is that you're having an ectopic pregnancy where the egg gets trapped in the fallopian tube and actually just starts to grow there until it can't grow no more. And I was literally on the verge of dying, if I'd left it any longer I just wouldn't be here. My fallopian tube had split open and I'd been internally bleeding for a week."

Highlighting finding out she was pregnant once again in her new BBC Three show, Charlotte spoke of initial worries she had after her horrifying past experience. She said: "It's a miracle that I'm pregnant and I don't want to take any chances at all.

"I have had an ectopic pregnancy in the past, so there's a nervous feeling behind all of this. God forbid that would happen again. So we are down in London, because we are going to be going on this journey with the team who saved my life."

The show then pans to footage of Charlotte having her 'green light' scan in London accompanied by Jake, who both end up in tears of joy after finding out that their baby was coming along healthily. After listening to the baby's heartbeat, Charlotte adds: "We're listening to a tiny little heartbeat.

"It doesn't feel real that there's a tiny little human in there. We're listening to our baby's heartbeat but it still doesn't feel real. We're going to be parents!"

Charlotte in Sunderland is now available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.

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