It's now day 3 and I can't face the fact I lost a child

It was only 8 months ago I had given birth to a healthy beautiful baby boy. The following day I had an ultrasound and internal scan to confirm the miscarriage.

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August 2016

My partner and I have an 8 month old baby boy, 3 weeks ago we found out we were having another baby. We couldn't of been more happy, even though we weren't trying and I had an appointment to get a coil fitted this act was overwhelming.

The world knew what we needed even though we didn't. 

I had a dating scan but was unable to get an accurate due date as they assumed I was only about 6 weeks gone. The heart was beating fine, it was going so well.

A week after my scan I started to get some spotting, spoke to my GP and they reassured me that it can be normal to have spotting during pregnancy, I didn't feel right, I knew something was wrong. The day after the blood kept flowing heavier and heavier, I started to pass blood clots which then I rang NHS 111, they advised that I get in contact with my doctor within 2 hours. 

I visited the doctors who only booked me a scan and told me what I pass must be kept and caught in a pot.

When I got home I caught every blood clot in a jar, within 2 hours I had what felt like severe contractions, I had to run to the toilet, I had just passed the whole complete pregnancy. I broke down. I could see the placenta and the sack the baby lives in. My god I was devastated, I couldn't believe it!

It was only 8 months ago I had given birth to a healthy beautiful baby boy. The following day I had an ultrasound and internal scan to confirm the miscarriage, it's now day 3 and I can't face the fact I lost a child. 

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