We were asked by my midwife why we hadn't informed her of my molar pregnancy

To which I replied I didn't know that I had had one.

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October 2016

June 2012 my husband and I discovered that we were expecting our 3rd baby. 

We were over the moon to of caught so quick again, unfortunately when we went for our scan in August 2012 with our elder two children aged 10&2 we discovered that we had no heartbeat. 

We had lost our 3rd baby! This was on a Wednesday, I rang a friend to come and collect the children for us so we could discuss and find out what happens next.

I was then given a pill and had to return on the Friday morning 2 days later for the 2nd pill and to miscarry. 

Unfortunately I lost a lot of blood and became anemic, whilst having the removal of my drip I fainted due to so much blood loss. 

I was then kept in overnight, and returned home on the Saturday to be with my family. 

During recovery of the miscarriage we went back to family life and in September 2012 I started bleeding heavily, being fobbed off by the gps and prescribed so many different medications. 

December 2012 I took myself to the local accident and emergency, to find out it is possibly retained products from the miscarriage so needed emergency surgery to remove the 'retained products'.

However, when pregnant with my rainbow baby in 2013 we were asked by my midwife why we hadn't informed her of my molar pregnancy, to which I replied I didn't know that I had, had one! 

A healthy rainbow baby born January 2014

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