#misCOURAGE stories, 11/01/2017, by Katy
I was 16 when I had my first and only child. I chose to bring him up on my own until he was 6 when I met my now husband.
For years my husband kept on about us starting a family but I always said not yet due to work or money etc. Then at 36 years of age I found out I was pregnant.
Everything was good except with the odd spot of brown discharge.
At 9 weeks I started telling people. At 11 weeks I started bleeding. I was told I wasn't miscarrying.
3 days before Christmas and a night in hospital, a doctor finally scanned me. He asked if I wanted to see my baby. As I stared at the image of my baby, he told me there was no heartbeat.
I was sent home with no knowledge of what to expect next.
The result was numerous stays in hospital, MEDICAL intervention and 8 weeks later I finally lost everything.
After a year of counselling I found out I was pregnant July 16 only to have literally an identical missed miscarriage as the last one.
They gave me a d&c and the consultant is now carrying out tests. Whilst I should be grateful, I'm petrified that at nearly 39 I've left it too late.
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