20 Sep Fiona’s story
Our world crumbled the moment it was confirmed. At 11 weeks and 6 days pregnant, we found out that our baby’s heart was no longer beating. We had watched that little flicker just a few weeks ago and now it was gone.
We were on our own and didn’t know what to do. Do we tell people? What do we say? I had a nail appointment booked for two days later. I’d forgotten to cancel it so at the last minute, I decided to go. The girl doing my nails wasn’t someone I’d met before and so I told her. I just said it; I had a miscarriage. She held my hand and simply said “I had one too. It’s the worst thing in the world.”
All of a sudden I realised that it wasn’t just me. This woman understood, she knew! And so, I told the next person I spoke to and then I told someone else at work and then someone else. That was over three years ago now and I still talk about it whenever I can because the amount of people who tell me of their own losses in return is astounding.
MISS (Aberdeen) supports anyone impacted by miscarriage. Open to any region and currently providing online support packages, as well as continuing their phone service. They can be reached via their helpline (07808 638428), or email firstname.lastname@example.org