"I found the silence hard to deal with as I would have liked to talk about how I was feeling."

I noticed that this subject in any form makes people uncomfortable. I still don't understand why.

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September 2016

Sapphira

Oct 2014 

8 weeks pregnant I had a miscarriage. I had pretty much spotted throughout the pregnancy.

I had a scan at 7 weeks to check all was ok, saw the little heart beat and was assured all was well. Then a few days later, I developed severe cramps and lower back ache. 

Eventually I lost the baby in the toilets of North Middlesex hospital.

I was 34 years old and devastated as I'd already waited long enough to be ready for a baby

Eventually I got over it by throwing myself into my work for a year and getting a promotion. At the beginning it was often the elephant in the room people didn't talk about it.

I noticed that this subject in any form makes people uncomfortable. I still don't understand why.

I found this hard to deal with as I would have liked to talk about how I was feeling. My partner also seemed to recover a lot quicker than me.

July 2015

I found out my whole cervix was covered in cells on the turn. This meant I had to put off trying again. 

Nov 2015

I had surgery to remove the vaginal part of my cervix and part of my vagina due to cin3vin3.

Feb 2015

Unexpectedly, I fell pregnant. 

At 20 weeks I was rushed to A&E with contractions where I underwent an emergency operation to save the baby by stitching my cervix together.

I was put on bed rest for months. Terrified I was going to lose another baby I just lay there still all day every day. 

Eventually I started to relax.. now at 30 weeks I am booked for 39 week cesarean . 

My baby is nearly here! 

My point is how ever low you feel. When you just feel like giving up. Against all the odds you can find your happy ending.

Just keep believing x

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