31 Aug Jenny’s Story
We lost our little girl, Catriona, in May 1992 when she was just seven-and-a-half months old. She was our first born; it took three years (with a little intervention) to conceive, and I remember so clearly the day I found out I was pregnant. It was the happiest day of our lives! I had a lovely pregnancy; everything was wonderful. On the 12th October, 1991, our little bundle of joy came into the world weighing 6lb 12oz; she had the most beautiful mop of dark hair. We finally had the child we so longed for.
Catriona was a very happy baby – always giggling and smiling. Little did we know what was to come next.
Catriona became unwell. After a week of tests, the doctors at the hospital said she was fine and that it was just a virus. A few months later Catriona developed a cough and cold, we were unable to get a doctor’s appointment for four days… within that time our precious little girl died suddenly.
It’s just a virus they said, how wrong were they. The results came back as Bronchial Phenomena.
There are many organisations that offer support to anyone affected by pregnancy and baby loss.
Sands supports anyone affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby and works to save babies’ lives. Contact their Helpline via phone (0808 154 3332) or email, or visit their Support Groups online or via Zoom.