Lateisha Grace has revealed she suffered an ectopic pregnancy in a heartbreaking update.
It comes after the 30-year-old Celebrity Big Brother star last week told how she was rushed to hospital for life-saving surgery, but did not elaborate on what happened.
But on Monday, the star shared with fans exactly what she went through, revealing how she found out she was pregnant three months ago.
Soon after, the mother-of-two woke up with a “terrible pain” in her stomach and collapsed on the bathroom floor before being taken to hospital.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the womb, usually in the fallopian tube, meaning the baby cannot develop and leaves the mother’s health at risk.
She wrote in the caption: “This week has been one of the scariest and most heartbreaking of my life.
“I found out I was pregnant 3 months ago! I was shocked and surprised but so happy to be joining my family, unfortunately I thought I had lost the baby a few weeks later but I hadn’t.
“I woke up one morning with the worst pain in my stomach and collapsed on my bathroom floor, I was rushed to hospital to find out I hadn’t lost my baby, it was actually growing in the wrong place and it was an ectopic pregnancy.
“The scans showed I had severe internal bleeding! being told they had a blood transfusion on standby was so scary I was immediately taken to theater to be operated on as my tube was going to burst in a minute.
In her post, she shared a photo of her stomach with bandages on it and a photo of herself crying in a hospital bed.
She added: “I am so grateful to the hospital staff for saving my life, the doctors and nurses are real angels in disguise.
“Not only did I have to mourn my unborn baby twice, but I also lost my tube in the process.
“If anyone has been through this and has any advice on how to deal with such a terrible situation, it would be greatly appreciated.”
“Also, if anyone has any of the symptoms included in this post, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.”
It comes after she was rushed to hospital for life-saving surgery last week, but has not said what happened.
Posting a photo in her hospital bed, she wrote: ‘Life is coming at you so fast, about to go in for life saving surgery I’m so scared right now. Please pray for me.
However, Lateisha later updated fans after the surgery, writing, “Thank you for all the well wishes everyone! I appreciate you all so much. My surgery went well, thank the Lord.
“The last 24 hours have been traumatic. I can’t wait to get home to my girls.
“I can’t thank the doctors and nurses enough. They are indeed angles.
“I’m going to take a little break to process what happened. Thank you again I love you all xx’
The mother-of-two also shared a photo of her two daughters Winter and Lyke while in hospital and wrote: ‘My babies. I love them so much’.
Lateysha found fame when she starred in The Valleys in 2012 until it was axed two years later.
The show followed the rowdy antics of hopefuls from the South Wales valleys as they moved to Cardiff with plans to make it big in modelling, singing and club promotion.
The influencer appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016 and is known for having her dress billow, flashing her bottom as she twerked on spin-off show, Bit on the Side.
Lateysha recently shared the video on her Instagram page ahead of the launch of the latest Big Brother, writing: “It’s time to bring this iconic moment back!”
“The moment I wanted the earth to swallow me up, but also the moment that changed my life! I’m so thankful I had the big brother experience.
After debuting on the series, she presented her own MTV reality show, Million Dollar Baby.
The model has also appeared in Ex On The Beach and Just Tattoo Of Us.
Now living in London with a “normal job”, Lateisha recently revealed that she works as a casting agent for MTV.
Announcing the news to her 1 million Instagram followers, she wrote: “Working on an exciting new show @mtv! It feels so surreal to be working behind the camera, it’s always been my dream to be a TV producer one day!’
WHAT IS ectopic pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
The fallopian tubes are the tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus. If an egg gets stuck in them, it will not develop into a baby.
In the UK, around one in 90 pregnancies is ectopic. That’s about 11,000 pregnancies a year.
An ectopic pregnancy does not always cause symptoms and may only be detected during a routine pregnancy scan.
Symptoms may include a combination of:
- missed period and other signs of pregnancy
- pain in abdomen low down on 1 side
- vaginal bleeding or brown watery discharge
- pain at the top of your shoulder
- discomfort when peeing or pooping
Symptoms of a ruptured or opened fallopian tube are:
- sharp, sudden and severe abdominal pain
- feeling very dizzy, nauseous or fainting
- he looks very pale
This is very serious and fallopian tube repair surgery should be done as soon as possible.
Tears can be life-threatening, but fortunately they are uncommon and treatable if treated quickly. Deaths from lacerations are extremely rare in the UK.