Simon Gregson on wife Emma’s ectopic pregnancy: Actor reveals she was close to death during twelfth devastating miscarriage


Simon Gregson who appeared together with his wife Emma Gleave on Lorraine revealed Gleave almost died after suffering a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in September.


The couple recalled the ‘terrifying’ incident – which saw them tragically lose their twelfth baby, and left Emma mere hours from death.

However the pair, who share three sons together, went on to thank the ‘brilliant’ NHSfor saving Emma’s life, as the service celebrates 70 years in operation.

Emma explained: ‘In September last year I started to feel a little unwell, and I just got this pure pain in my stomach where I couldn’t even stand up. I knew immediately that something was wrong.

As Corrie star Simon added: ‘I was a bit worried because Emma is kind of like all the special forces rolled into one small body. So if she’s in pain, she’s in pain.’

She went on to reveal her diagnosis was the ‘scariest’ moment of her life – both for her own health, and upon realisation they had lost another baby.

She continued: ‘The surgeon at the time told me that I’d had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.

‘Being told that was probably the scariest moment of my entire life, because I didn’t know what an ectopic pregnancy was. And then kind of dealing with the fact that afterwards that the pregnancy wasn’t going to carry on.’

Understanding the seriousness of Emma’s condition, Simon then expressed his relief that he rushed her to hospital when he did, as any longer and she would have died.

‘That’s when the realisation hit home that this is very serious,’ he added. ‘I mean, the surgeon said afterwards that another couple of hours and she very possibly may have died.’

The pair told the harrowing story on the show in order to thank the NHS, and celebrate their 70th year in operation.

Simon said: ‘I think it’s great to be able to raise awareness and help people understand how brilliant the staff at the NHS are.’

‘They absolutely saved my life’: The pair told the harrowing story on the show in order to thank the NHS for their ‘brilliant’ service, and celebrate their 70th year in operation

While Emma added, through teary eyes: ‘The staff at Wythenshawe Hospital absolutely saved my life. Other women don’t have the outcome that I had unfortunately. So I was very lucky.’

The couple first spoke about their traumatic 12 miscarriages last year – with Simon revealing he was undergoing a vasectomy.

He told OK!: ‘We originally thought Emma couldn’t carry girls, but she so desperately wanted a little girl.

‘I would love her to have one – but now, after nearly losing her, I’m going in and having the snip.’

After years of loss, Simon and Emma are now proud parents to three boys -Alfie, 10, Harry, eight, and Henry Teddy, two.


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