#misCOURAGE story, 02/03/2017, by Siobhan Sowden
In May 14 we fell pregnant and was completely over the moon, 7 weeks later I started bleeding.
I knew something wasn't right, as much as the hospital tried to reassure me that bleeding in early pregnancy was common I knew something wasn't right.
I had a scan the following day and it was confirmed that I had miscarried.
We tried again a couple of months later and caught with our little boy Nathan. Everything went really well, we were so excited about becoming parents, we went for our 20 week scan and were overjoyed to hear we was having a baby boy.
Unfortunately things started to change over the next couple of days. I started having period like pains and was back and forth to the hospital, they kept saying everything was fine.
At 20 weeks and 6 days I felt something change in my body and knew something was seriously wrong, I went to the hospital and was told I was in labour.
Unfortunately our baby boy was born sleeping at 21 weeks weighing 450g!
Our heart was broken. How do you get over losing a child?!
I didn't know where to start but with my husband by my side we took each day as it comes and we started to move forward with our life.
We decided to try again 11 months later and fell pregnant straight away, unfortunately 4 days after our positive pregnancy tests I started bleeding and knew I was losing our baby again.
The doctors called this a chemical pregnancy.
I was sent for tests and everything was fine, there was no reason why I was miscarrying so I was told to just keep trying. In December 15 we found out we was pregnant with our baby girl!
I was monitored all the way through this pregnancy and at 24 weeks I had a cervical suture put in.
It was touch and go throughout my pregnancy but the medical care we received was outstanding and without doubt our baby girl wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the care we received from the doctors.
My suture was removed at 36 weeks and my baby girl was born 2 weeks later at 38+3 weighing 7lb 3oz. Our Jessica is now 6 months old and completely the love of our life!
We are forever thankful for help received over the last 3 years.
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