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[p]Over the last 4 years Laura and I have been trying to start a family unfortunately with little success. [/p][p]In this time we were fortunate enough to get pregnant twice. The first ended up as an ectopic pregnancy, which was found at the first scan and resulted in the need to end the pregnancy and surgery on Laura.[/p][p]The second pregnancy more recently looked like it was good news, at our first scan all seemed well and the staff performing the scan had great news! We got to see our baby and its heartbeat and could think about starting to make the plans for the future.[/p][p]Coming out of the room and needing to wait, some time passed by, on reviewing the scans the staff saw some problems which required a re-scan. What they discovered was that Laura had a Cornual Ectopic pregnancy, these are more difficult to diagnose as the pregnancy looks like it is in the right place, but actually isn’t. This meant this pregnancy needed to be ended as well and further surgery for Laura.[/p][p]As you might imagine the physical and emotional trauma of this has been significant over the years as we pursue our dream of having a family. If it hadn’t been for charities like the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust and also the wonderful staff at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Gateshead who caught the problems, I wonder how we would have got through these times.[/p][p]The story continues but with every attempt there is the fear that something can go horribly wrong. We have only been pregnant twice, and twice Laura’s life has been at risk and immediate surgery has been required, which, without wanting to give detail makes it harder each time for things to work. If it wasn’t for the support received by organisations that understand what Laura and I have gone though, life could have been much worse.[/p][p]I’m doing this for Laura and the two unborn children we lost. I’m also doing this for all the women and their partners out there who go through these difficult times, yet are expected to just get on with things, go back to work, get on with life and keep trying.[/p][p]The Sage Life Cycle 2018 London to Newcastle is in July. It’s a long way and will certainly challenge me. It takes place over 5 days with a team that has a mix of abilities all raising money for their own chosen charity. I will keep you updated with how my training is going along the way![/p][p]Please donate anything you can. I had never appreciated the hidden world behind all this and the support they give is vital.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Cheers[/p][p][br][/p][p]Dan[/p]