#misCOURAGE story, 08/03/2017, by Georgina
I was 23 when I experienced something so dreadful it took my feet out from under me.
Here is a little bit of my back story, I met my husband when I was 17, engaged by 19 we had our first child my handsome son in 2012 when I was 21 the pregnancy went quite well a few hiccups but nothing major, labour wasn't quite what I expected and it went quite badly but we both were fine after 5 nights in hospital.
I had a car crash in January 2014 and I went for an emergency scan at 7 weeks and it showed all was growing well and I even saw a tiny heart beat, then I got home and the pain in my tummy and lower back started increasing, I went to the toilet and that's when I panicked as I saw blood and a lot of it.
I called the doctor they explained this can happen but they were schedule another scan but not until Monday as the hospitals scanning department was now closed for the weekend.
These were the longest days.
I went Monday morning for my scan to lay on that bed and avoid looking at the screen while the sonographer took her measurements while not speaking, I've never been so scared/upset/nauseous in my life.
The lady told me I've had a complete miscarriage, I couldn't understand how I saw my perfect baby just days before and now my baby was gone.
I waited another 6 months before trying again July 2014 and unfortunately again at 8 weeks I went to the toilet to see blood, this time I just knew, I just knew deep in my heart it was happening again, I went for my scan to see a empty sack and had to have blood tests and return in 2 days to check and see if my hormone levels have dropped as they called it a pregnancy or unknown location so to be sure they did this.
I had the coil fitted as I couldn't cope with the thought of falling pregnant again.
I put all my efforts into our wedding October 2014.
Some time passed and I felt strong enough to try one more time but in October 2015 still it wasn't our time, I saw a recurrent miscarriage specialist and has test done really soon after but they found nothing wrong.
I was advised to take aspirin 75mg throughout my next pregnancy and I found out in January 2016 I was pregnant so I felt a lot of emotions happy sad anxious sick stressed worried, so many thoughts and feelings, I had extra scans, took things easy worked less took 0 risks and my beautiful baby girl made it she was born September 2016, I took the aspirin the whole way through.
I can't believe I had to lose 3 baby's before I was referred, and something as simple as aspirin could have prevented this.
I am so lucky to have my two children.
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