Anna Richardson has shared details of the ectopic pregnancy she suffered in college, when she was in her early twenties.
The Naked Attraction presenter, 52, has spoken about the difficult experience before, but will discuss it openly on her new Channel 4 show.
Showcasing the new Naked Education series, which aims to normalize all body types, the star will show off the lasting scar that pregnancy has left on her belly.
Speaking with The Sun’s TV Mag this week, Anna shared that she describes on the show how the scar has been the source of her body confidence issues over the years.
“I’m going through menopause and it’s a real struggle. You see your body change,” she explained.
Open: Anna Richardson detailed her struggle after suffering an ectopic pregnancy as she candidly discussed body blockages and menopause
New show: Featuring the new Naked Education series, which aims to normalize all body types, the star will show off the lasting scar that pregnancy has left on her stomach (pictured with co-hosts)
Speaking to the publication, Anna explained that she showed off her star belly during an episode of the show while chatting with a group of mothers.
Admitting it’s caused body confidence issues for the past 30 years, she shared, “Now my stomach kind of hangs over that scar and I’m all too aware of that, but your relationship with yourself and your body is a journey and it changes over time.
Discussing her changing body and her struggles with menopause, she continued, “You see your body change and it becomes harder to do things.
“You can’t fit into the clothes you used to wear or you see you’re not as young as you used to be, it’s a constant challenge.”
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes
Anna previously revealed that the ordeal “nearly killed me” and tragically miscarried about 20 years later.
Appearing on Loose Women, she said: ‘The really, really sad thing is when I was about 40 I accidentally got pregnant and very sadly lost my baby’.
While the presenter also revealed in 2021 that she was considering adopting a child, after splitting from her seven-year-old girlfriend Sue Perkins.
Struggles: Addressing her changing body and the struggles of menopause, she also explained her battle with self-confidence and menopause
Split: Anna previously admitted she was hoping to adopt, after splitting from her partner of seven years, Sue Perkins
After mentioning adoption in the past, Anna was asked more about her plans during an interview with the Express, responding: “I’m still pursuing this, I’m very connected with Adoption UK because I’ve done a podcast for them last year. I really want to move forward with starting a family.
Channel 4’s Naked Education kicks off on April 4, with Love Island’s Anna, Alex George and Yinka Bokinni.
The show will cover reconstructive surgery, weight loss issues and tackle the elusive issues of Instagram’s “perfect” body.
WHAT IS AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY?
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, 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 it, it won’t develop into a baby and your health could be at risk if the pregnancy continues.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to save the pregnancy. It usually needs to be removed with medication or an operation.
In the UK, around 1 in 90 pregnancies are ectopic. This represents approximately 11,000 pregnancies per year.
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