The heartbreaking loss

The next day they confirmed there was no heart beat and I had to deliver him.

Story of Miscourage

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Story of #miscourage by Anna, 

I was having an easy pregnancy, without any complications, my son was doing fine.

I could feel his movements and totally loved it. I noticed he would move more actively when I played my favourite classical music...

I was so happy being filled me with joy. 

But at 20,5 weeks amniotic sac rupture occurred and I started leaking. After it happened doctors were pretty negative about the possible outcomes, but they told there was a slight chance that I might still carry the baby until some term that would allow him survive, so I kept on trying.

Since despite the fact that my waters broke and kept leaking I didn't go into labour they kept me for 3 days in the hospital and sent me home where I was on a reasonable bed rest.

My pregnancy kept on going for 2,5 weeks, I could still feel my baby moving, the scans confirmed that my boys was doing fine.

It was filling me with hope, I was counting days till 24 weeks because in accordance with the Scottish law they try to save babies after 24 weeks...

But 1 day before 23 weeks my cord came out, ambulance brought me to the hospital and the doctors told that there’s nothing they could do, that the baby will not survive and that they have to give me the medicine to go into labour... I had to sign the papers, but they didn’t give me any alternatives...

I guess the main unanswered question will always remain – whether something could have been done to save my baby, cause when I was brought to the hospital he was still alive...not that it could change anything now.

But on the next day they confirmed there was no heart beat and I had to deliver him. I guess there’s no need to describe how I felt... He was 650 grams and he looked perfect...just not alive...

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