They told me my baby had died at 8 weeks but I already knew in my heart the baby had died

Donna has suffered a stillbirth and two miscarriages.

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by Donna Ray

May 2016

My first baby Lewis was stillborn at 34 weeks, my world shattered. 10 months later I found out that I was expecting again. I was extremely nervous and sad but happy too. Just before Christmas of that year all my sickness stopped, I thought great no more morning sickness. I started to feel ill sort of like flu but worse. In the early January of 2007 I went for my dating scan.

They told me my baby had died at 8 weeks but I already knew in my heart the baby had died.

Then I got pregnant again but 8 weeks in I started to bleed, I went to the hospital to be told my baby had died at 8 weeks 1 day, because of losing Lewis and then 2 miscarriages I was offered tests and my Partner had some too. It turns out my blood is too thick and it forms blood clots in my placenta.

Since then I have been too frightened to try again.

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