I felt scared, alone, numb and felt like my dignity had gone

I'll never ever forget the dates, trauma or the pregnancies.

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September 2016

I'd just gotten too 12 weeks so I thought everything would've been okay to be honest, but I started too feel not quite right.

Felt dizzy and not with it, then I woke up in the night with leaking a clear sweet smelling liquid then along followed waves of abdominal and lower back cramps, a lot like contractions.

My pregnancy symptoms started too fade. Then over the next 3 days I started to lightly bleed but every time I rang up the early pregnancy unit I got told it was common but they booked me in for a scan the next day.

Then all of a sudden I doubled up in excruciating pain and couldn't move, then suddenly a gush of heavy bleeding started.

It was also my 22nd birthday...

I went up to hospital where they confirmed I'd miscarried but had too use a speculum to remove remaining tissue so it didn't cause infection.

I felt scared, alone, numb and felt like my dignity had gone.

I felt so poorly after.. No appetite, anaemic and lost weight. I put on a brave face and was extremely hard not to cry at times, then 4 months later in June (on my partners birthday) I lost twins at 8 weeks gestation.

I'll never ever forget the dates, trauma or the pregnancies but I am extremely lucky that I've managed to have children and expecting my 4th and last, all though he has a congenital heart problem.

My children are my everything.

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