After suffering a missed miscarriage, she is my miracle baby and a true fighter

My miracle is now getting sponsored at Baby Sensory's superhero event to raise money for this great cause.

Heartbreaking stories. Devastating stories. The miscarriage story needs to change. That's why we've created Tommy's book of #misCOURAGE. Read this story now and help spread the word that miscarriage can no longer be ignored. Help us change the story to save babies' lives.

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by Sabrina John

May 2016

7th April 2015 was an exciting day for me and my husband which ended in a heartbreak. I went for my first ultrasound scan looking forward to seeing my baby, only to be told my baby's heartbeat had stopped. I just thought maybe they're not checking properly, I refused to believe it. A doctor was called into the room, and double checked and confirmed my baby had died. My heart sank. I had no symptoms, this is what they called a 'missed miscarriage'. A few days later, I had to have surgery to remove the baby. This was a heartbreaking time for me but with the right support, I had faith things will get better. 

A month later I got pregnant and felt so blessed yet worried. I had a smooth pregnancy and enjoyed every moment of it. But in the last few weeks, I felt something was not right but my midwife assured me everything was fine. 

I was 2 weeks overdue, I went into labour and got told my baby's heartbeat drops every time I have a contraction. So they decided to burst my waters, after doing this the doctor realised I had no amniotic fluid, so god knows how my baby was surviving. They did an emergency C-section and my baby had swallowed a lot of meconium.

She was unable to breath by herself. After getting rid of all the meconium in her body she was still unable to breath by herself. So she had to be transferred to St.Thomas hospital while on a ventilator. St.Thomas ran some tests and found that she had too many red blood cells, up to now they don't know why or how this has happened. 

She was in NICU on a ventilator, we were not sure if she would pull through. I went to her bedside everyday and spoke to her and just prayed for her to pull through. 

With the hard work of NICU staff she was able to breath by herself after 4 days! The most stressful and worrying days were over. She is my miracle baby and a true fighter. 

I never knew about Tommy's until the baby sensory class I attend made me aware of it. Now my miracle is getting sponsored for a superhero theme to raise money for this great cause. 

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