Story by Lauren Kinnersley,
After 3 early miscarriages, so much heartache & giving up seemed the best idea.. we fell pregnant with a beautiful baby boy Reggie. Problem free pregnancy, natural delivery at 38+3.. he is now a healthy 2 and a half year old!
After many tests & investigations, I was told I was completely healthy & the previous miscarriages were 'unlucky'.
23rd December 2017.. we're pregnant! With close monitoring up to 12 weeks, we were discharged & told all is fine.
15 weeks I had a huge bleed. Was told placenta was low & causing the bleeding.. baby is fine continue as normal.
This then become very regular & I was going in every couple of days. Each time the babies heart was checked and I was sent home told nothing wrong.
At 19 weeks I passed a clot the size of a tennis ball. Went into hospital and was rushed for an in depth scan. I had 4 more clots formed in my womb. The top of my womb had collapsed & I had been internally bleeding for 4 weeks.
One of the clots formed behind my placenta and tore it by 3cm. Was sent home & told good luck I'm at high risk of miscarriage.
Sunday 8th April 2018 at 19 weeks 2 days, I had a placental abruption. Went into labour & our sleeping baby Louie was born.
Unfortunately I had no counselling & struggled massively to accept what had happened.
We were given no 'why' just a 'we don't think it will happen again'.
Currently 27 weeks pregnant with our miracle sent from heaven, all is going well so far x
Craig, 36, lives in North Wales with his fiancée Kerry and her 6-year-old son Jacob. His job as a radio presenter and station director was difficult after the loss of their baby boy Ellis, having to entertain listeners while battling grief, but he’s now using his talent for public speaking to break the silence on miscarriage by sharing their family’s story.
Jonathan is 27 and lives in Wigan with his wife Michaela. Jonathan is a father to his son, Zachary, born sleeping, and his daughter, Amelie Autumn, who was born on 16 June 2020.
Priyah and Markus from North London started trying for a baby in 2018. Sadly, in the past 2 years, they have experienced 2 miscarriages. In this blog, Markus reflects on what it feels like to lose a baby from a partner’s perspective.
Holly and Peter, who experienced recurrent miscarriage, had a missed miscarriage before becoming pregnant with their daughter Millie, who is now 4 years old. In 2017, they found out they were expecting again but sadly lost their baby, Sophie, at 14 weeks. After another 2 missed miscarriages, their second rainbow baby Finley arrived.
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