We could only hear one heartbeat which when monitored was mine

We then had 4 more doctors and nurses all come running to try and find our baby's heartbeat but none of them were successful.

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November 2016

Shannon

I found out I was pregnant at 12 weeks, I had no idea I was pregnant until I had gone up the hospital for a throat infection. Results came back that I was pregnant. However, having miscarried only 1 year previous I was scared that It would happen again.

So I held back on telling my partner until I'd had my scan two weeks later to reassure me everything was normal healthy. The day of the scan came around and everything was we had a healthy beautiful baby.

The time came to tell my partner and he too was nervous but then when he saw his baby and I reassured him that everything was normal.

Excitement came around picking names, we decided on Alanah for a girl and Corey for a boy.

Everything was normal no problems. Until our 18th week scan.

Me and my partner went in to the hospital room with our hearts full of happiness with pure excitement to see our baby moving around and to find out what we were having.

So our midwife put the cold gel on my stomach but we could only hear one heartbeat which when monitored was mine. We then had 4 more doctors and nurses all come running to try and find our baby's heartbeat but none of them were successful.

I broke down in my partners because our worst nightmare had become a reality though our midwife was very sympathetic towards us and asked if we would still like to find out our baby's gender and of course we did.

Our baby Boy Corey James Cheeseman became an angel at 18 weeks and 4 days.

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