The whole time I was pregnant I was convinced something would go wrong

More support should be available to people who have had miscarriages, it's heartbreaking.

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by Nichola

May 2016

In April 2014 I got what we had been waiting 6 months for - a big fat positive pregnancy test. 2 days later I started bleeding, got sent to the Early Pregnancy Unit and they confirmed they couldn't see a pregnancy. I was having a pregnancy of unknown origin. Basically they didn't know where it was, but it wasn't where it should be. I was 6 weeks pregnant. So after 8 weeks of going to the hospital every other day for blood tests we could try again. 

In November 2014 we got a positive test again. I thought I was 8 weeks pregnant but went for early scan and they said I was measuring 6 weeks, and the little heartbeat was very faint.A week later I started to bleed again. This was the worst for me - a week after I started to hemorrhage, I ended up having a blood transfusion as all of my organs were close to failing as I had lost so much blood. 

In January 2015 I was having some pains in my lower abdomen, I knew these pains before, so I thought I would take a test and yep again I had a positive pregnancy test, but knew something was going wrong. Went to the EPU again and was told my right Fallopian tube had burst and I had to go and have emergency surgery as I was having an ectopic pregnancy and had to have my tube removed. 

After waiting going for tests, everything come back fine and was told it was just bad luck. Not what you want to hear

We went on holiday, and had some us time. We came back and I knew I was pregnant again. I had to go for early scans. At 5 weeks the embryo was in the right place. At the 7 weeks scan there was a little heartbeat. 9 weeks and the little heartbeat was stronger and actually looked a little person.

The next scan was at 14 weeks, that was the longest 5 weeks till that scan. It came and all was fine. 20 week scan, all perfect and we found out we were having a little lady. At 40 weeks and 6 days pregnant our little lady made here appearance and now she is 14 weeks old and perfect in every way! The whole time I was pregnant I was convinced something would go wrong. But it didn't, yeah!!

There is hope at the end of the tunnel, more support should be available to people who have had miscarriages, it's heartbreaking.

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