It was my third pregnancy. We hadn't expected it but It was a lovely surprise, a beautiful gift after recently losing my father to Cancer.
We didn't ever imagine anything would go wrong after our history of family loss. We believed we had our fair share of pain and loss, maybe this is where we went wrong!
We lost our first child to CDH at 22 weeks gestation and 2 years on we became pregnant again. We had a perfect pregnancy and a beautiful daughter.
So being given this third chance was hope for our future.
But something was wrong, I started to feel 'normal' again.
I had an early scan booked for when I was 8 weeks pregnant. When they carried out the scan I was told that there was a sac and it was measuring at 6 weeks, maybe there was confusion with my dates they asked? I knew this wasn't the case.
I was asked to come back in a week and was referred to the EPAC unit where they did an internal scan.
It was the same result as the week before but I was told because of the different scan (one internal one external) it was hard to give a diagnosis with confidence and was again asked to return in a week.
Another week passed when it was finally confirmed my baby had stopped developing and there was no heartbeat. I'd had a missed miscarriage.
After all the options were explained I chose to have surgical management miscarriage. I conceived on our wedding anniversary, August the 1st and had the surgical miscarriage on October 8th. We called this baby Autumn.
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