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Stories of #misCOURAGE
Miscarriage is a strange and frightening thing. We’re so afraid of the subject that we often don’t even use the right words to talk about it.
Miscarriage is an ‘awful, everyday experience’, says Viv Groskop, so why are we so reluctant to talk about it?
We went on to have a rainbow baby a year and a half later. But I will never forget our baby that I carried in my heart but never had a chance to carry in my arms.
My 9th loss has been the hardest. I got to 15 weeks and finally allowed myself to believe.
It's coming up to 5 years now since my miscarriage and it still hurts everyday.
We have been accepted into the new Tommy's research centre which opened in April and we hope that this may help in finding a cause that can one day prevent others from having to go through this.
I think many people who suffer a miscarriage try again. But what do you do when you aren't trying again?
The miscarriage and the aftermath was badly managed by A&E, by my partner and by me.
I'm sharing my story in hope that no one ever feels as lonely as I have.
I saw a nurse shortly after who then told me "we haven't had any viable pregnancies today! It's so common 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage... "
I don't care that 1 in 4 pregnancies end. Why don't you just hug me and say your sorry for our loss?
I felt lost, angry, I wanted to shout, I wanted to be left alone and to be able to curl up and tell my baby how much I love her.
I haven 't been lucky enough to have children, I went through a cycle of IVF and lost a third baby,a girl.