BABY DIARIES - 27 WEEKS PREGNANT - MY EXPERIENCE WITH MISCARRIAGE
In this episode of the Baby diaries, I head for an emergency scan as I was struck down with a virus which seemed to have a knock on effect on the baby. I also talk about my past experience with losing a baby. Unfortunately, miscarriages are far more common than we might think, and 1 in 3 pregnancies end in miscarriage.
I found relaxing one of the hardest parts of this pregnancy, as I was so worried I'd wake up one day to find I was going to miscarry again. One of the things that helped me the most was talking about it with family and friends that had suffered similar situations, my husband also really helped me to see the more matter of fact side of things. Andy and I also wrote a song called 'Hollow' about our story. Putting a pen to paper and writing the lyrics was a really therapeutic process and helped me come to terms with the loss.
Andy and I never dreamt we'd miscarry, naively we thought it would be super easy to get pregnant, and that pregnancy itself would be a breeze. Don't get me wrong, pregnancy is a magical thing, but from the minute we found out we were pregnant, thats when we started worrying about a little human that we had to look after!
As the mother, you feel their every move, get to know their personality even before you give birth, so if you lose that, you should be able to grieve and come to terms with it in your own way.
I hope you find this episode helpful, and if you ever want to message or ask for advice don't hesitate! Having support is what helps you move forward.