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
Although silent, I was in pure awe of my little mini. She was beautiful.
I left the hospital and drove to the coast, crying until I had no tears left to cry.
I really thought our run of bad luck had come to an end when in the June, we fell pregnant.
There will always be a piece of my family missing, but it feels right to share my story with others. Even within my own family no one talks about it, and sometimes I just want to shout it out from the rooftops – just to have it acknowledged that it happened.
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