Anna Richardson details her struggle after suffering an ectopic pregnancy as she candidly discusses body hang-ups and going through menopause
Anna Richardson has shared details of the ectopic pregnancy she suffered during university, when she was in her early twenties.
The Naked Attraction presenter, 52, has previously touched on the difficult experience, but will openly discuss it more during her new Channel 4 show.
Presenting new series Naked Education, which aims to normalise all body types, the star will show the lasting scar that the pregnancy has left on her stomach.
Talking with The Sun’s TV Mag this week, Anna shared that she describes on the show how the scar has been the source of body confidence issues over the years.
‘I’m going through the menopause and it’s a real struggle. You see your body change,’ she explained.
Open: Anna Richardson has detailed her struggle after suffering an ectopic pregnancy as she candidly discussed body hang-ups and going through menopause
New show: Presenting new series Naked Education, which is aims to normalise all body types, the star will show the lasting scar that the pregnancy has left on her stomach (pictured with co-hosts)
Talking to the publication, Anna explained that she showed her stomach star during an episode of the show while talking with a group of mothers.
Admitting that it has caused body confidence issues over the last 30 years, she shared: ‘Now my stomach kind of hangs over the top of that scar and I’m quite conscious of it, but your relationship with yourself and your body is a journey and it changes over time.’
Touching on her changing body and menopause struggles, she continued: ‘You see your body change and it becomes more difficult to do things.
‘You can’t fit into the clothes that you used to fit into or you see that you’re not as young as you used to be, it’s a constant challenge.’
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes
Anna previously revealed that the ordeal ‘nearly killed me’, and tragically suffered a miscarriage around 20 years later.
Appearing on Loose Women, she said: ‘The really, really sad thing, was when I was about 40 I did accidentally get pregnant and I very sadly lost my baby’.
While the presenter also revealed in 2021 that she was considering adopting a child, after splitting from her partner of seven years Sue Perkins.
Struggles: Touching on her changing body and menopause struggles, she also explained her battle with self confidence and menopause
Split: Anna previously admitted that she is hoping to adopt, after splitting from partner of seven years Sue Perkins
After mentioning adoption in the past, Anna was further probed on her plans furing an interview with the Express, replying: ‘I’m still pursuing that, I am very much in touch with Adoption UK because I did a podcast for them last year. I’m very keen to press ahead with creating a family.’
Channel 4’s Naked Education kicks off on April 4, fronted by Anna, Love Island’s Alex George and Yinka Bokinni.
The show will cover reconstructive surgery, weight loss issues, and tackle the elusive ‘perfect’ Instagram body issues.
WHAT IS AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY?
An ectopic pregnancy is 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.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to save the pregnancy. It usually has to be removed using medicine or an operation.
In the UK, around 1 in every 90 pregnancies is ectopic. This is around 11,000 pregnancies a year.
Information from the NHS