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There is always hope, even though I lost hope after losing our first baby.

Heartbreaking stories. Devastating stories. The miscarriage story needs to change. That's why we've created Tommy's book of #misCOURAGE. Read this story now and help spread the word that miscarriage can no longer be ignored. Help us change the story to save babies' lives.


May 2016

by Krystina

We had been trying to have a baby for three years. So so many negative tests and hours of crying into a pillow. Then suddenly I tested on a whim and it was positive. Then the next day it was positive again ! I was thrilled, my husband worried. I went to see the midwife, filled out the paperwork. For three glorious weeks I was going to be a Mum. I started to feel so sick. But I was so happy. 

My grandad was ill, he was dying. We went to say one final goodbye, I told him I was pregnant. 

About two weeks after he died I started to bleed. We were on a day out in Weymouth with friends. I started to bleed more and more, the friends we were with were dismissive but I knew something was wrong. I was sent to Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) the next day and they said the baby was dead. I don't think I have ever cried so much in my life. I wish I had asked for a scan photo so I could keep something.

Everything came out naturally, it was some of the worst pain ever but at least I avoided any intervention. I had no one to talk to, everyone just said oh it will happen again. I felt so alone. 

We were in church the fathers day after it all happened. I cried buckets again. I noticed that my husband had got all starry-eyed and a tiny tear was dribbling from his eye. He suddenly held me really tight and told me he had seen a baby being cuddled by my grandad being carried away and that he knew it was a baby boy and he was safe. 

That was in 2010. We were told we would never have children naturally, but now we have not one but two strapping boys, a 3 year old and a nine month old. So there is always hope, even though I lost hope after losing our first baby. x


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