I never expected it to happen to me

Now I have miscarried I'm a lot more aware of all the awful things that can happen.

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by Liesha

May 2016

We were trying for another baby, and were so surprised how quickly we fell, as with our other children it had taken months.

We were so excited to be expecting our third. Then when I was 6 weeks pregnant I came home from work fairly late, went to the toilet and noticed I was bleeding. I instantly knew I was miscarrying. I went to the local A&E I was examined and was told my cervix was closed and this was a good sign as it could just be some bleeding. All this gave me false hope. The next day I had a scan and was told I had passed the baby. 

I know I wasn't far along and lot of people have told me how fortunate it was I lost my child so early on which makes me so angry. It still hurt no matter how far along you are!

I was more shocked because I have had two normal pregnancies before so I never expected it to happen to me and thank god I already had my two babies which made it easier to get through it.

The good news is we started trying again and I fell straight away. I was so scared I would loss another, but I'm currently 14weeks pregnant and everything is OK. My dates actually date my pregnancy as 5 days after I first started to bleed with the miscarriage. 

I won't ever take this for granted and now I have miscarried I'm a lot more aware of all the awful things that can happen. I know how real and scary the thought of losing another baby is.

 

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