Even now I can cry for the baby I never knew

I am now 43 and have recently been told I have to have a hysterectomy so will never know how it feels to hold a child of my own.

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October 2016

Tracey

At the age of 22 I was told I would not be able to have children so when at the age of 35 I found out I was pregnant I was amazed and over the moon.

I then found out I was 5 months pregnant, unfortunately 2 days after finding out I started to bleed I went to A&E with my partner had a scan and was given pictures only then to be told there was no heartbeat.

At that point my heart broke my partner was then told to go home as I needed surgery. This never occured and I was left on a maternity ward on a camode on my own.

I was then released from hospital at 7am on my own and had to sit outside until my partner arrived.

I was offered no help no information was given to me and I was left to grieve on my own.

2 weeks later I was rushed back into hospital as part of the placenta was still in me this made me ill and I spent 4 days 7 days in hospital.

This should not happen and unfortunately I have never fallen pregnant since I am now 43 and have recently been told I have to have a hysterectomy so will never know how it feels to hold a child of my own and even now can cry for the baby I never knew.

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