We have since found out our baby was a girl with turners syndrome and have named her Star

I cried and told my husband I was miscarrying.

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#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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