#misCOURAGE story, 21/02/2017, by Sophie
12 weeks I got to hold you in my stomach.
I had on off bleeding since 6 weeks; the same as my son; however at 12 weeks when I started passing blood clots and the day before my first scan, I telephoned the midwife who told me to come into the accident and emergency department as soon as possible.
In a flurry I arrived with my son and my husband on his way from work. After some observations I was taken to the early pregnancy unit. My husband arrived and took my son too get some dinner whilst I was taken into another room.
An internal observation was taken and they told me the bleeding had slowed and my cervix was shut. I was told to return tomorrow for my scan and sent home.
The evening went as planned however at 11pm I started getting contractions whilst everyone was asleep.
I knew at this point something was not right. At 1am I woke my husband up to let him know I was going to the hospital, as I went to change into trousers I felt a pop and a massive flood of blood went everywhere.
I cried and told my husband I was miscarrying.
He telephoned an ambulance as the bleeding did not stop nor slow down. I left my husband and son at home whilst I went to the hospital in an ambulance.
The pain and blood continued whilst I was waiting for a bed.
About 5 minutes since arriving I felt the urge to push. I was given a bed and pushed the remains of my baby out into this world. As I had lost a huge amount of blood I was taken to theatre.
At 2.30am I was able to call my husband to let him know i was out of theatre.
We have since found out our baby was a girl with turners syndrome and have named her Star.
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