My body didn't recognise I'd miscarried

5 years later I am pregnant again with my rainbow baby.

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by Caroline Broughton

June 2016

5 years ago, I suffered a miscarriage at 9 weeks. The pregnancy wasn't planned but I was over the moon as was my partner, we went for a dating scan finding out I was 6 weeks pregnant. But they couldn't see the heartbeat. But the hospital told me the baby was to small to find one.

I didn't think anything of it, thinking baby was OK. But 3 weeks down the line I started bleeding heavily. Panicking I phoned the doctors telling them what was happening.  They booked me into a scan next day. That's when my world came crashing down. As they told me my baby died at 6 weeks. To make matters worse my body didn't recognise I'd miscarried, they said I probably could have gone on till 12 weeks. 

5 years later I am pregnant again with my rainbow baby, I was a nervous wreak all through the first few weeks till I finally reached 12 weeks where I finally relaxed, but at the scan I was still scared until I saw our little bean was OK and healthy.

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