A long road to an amazing little miracle

A little bit of background, this was our 4th pregnancy, 1st pregnancy loss was at 18 weeks and it was a partial molar pregnancy requiring an ERPC (evacuation of retained products of conception) in January 2011, followed by an early miscarriage at 5.5 weeks in October 2011 and then another early miscarriage at 7 weeks in March 2012. Continue reading

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Women’s Views: Healing the Hurt

When I discovered I was pregnant for the third time, I was over the moon. I have two fantastic children and always knew I wanted more. I love being a mother and it’s one of the few things in life that I feel really good at. My pregnancies had been very straight forward and there was no reason why this one should be any different. No reason at all, but it was. In my 13th week I started to bleed and a scan revealed that my little bean’s heart had stopped beating. There aren’t words to describe the devastation I felt. All our hopes and dreams for the future of my little bump were stilled by the quietness of the screen and the sympathy in the eyes of the hospital staff. Continue reading