I had already suffered 5 miscarriages

I was referred to a specialist where I found out I have sticky blood.

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by Katie

May 2016

Me and my partner starting trying for a baby in September 2014. I had already suffered 5 miscarriages in a previous relationship, but trying this time was different. I was engaged and happy. I found out I was pregnant end of May last year and we were over the moon. I stopped drinking and smoking straight away.

I started spotting early on so went straight to the EPU to make sure everything was ok. They took my bloods and booked me in for an early scan, we went back to the hospital the next day my levels where not rising as they should, and when I had my scan there was an empty sac. The hospital talked me though everything and said they would re-scan me on the Sunday when I would have been 5 weeks.

When we went for the scan, there was my little jellybean I could not resist and asked if I could have my scan picture due to the trouble we had had. Tuesday came around and I started bleeding really heavily, I knew something was not right so I went back to the EPU and they took more bloods. Unfortunately my levels had fallen which they told me would mean I would most probably miscarry my jellybean.

On the Wednesday afternoon at 6 weeks pregnant I miscarried. I was heart broken and still now a year on I am not over it. I was referred to a specialist where I found out I have sticky blood, so when I fall pregnant again I will have to have injections in my belly. Me and my partner are getting married in September this year and we will then be trying for a baby again but I will never got over losing our jelly bean.

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