31 Aug Natasha’s Story
In October 2012, after a miscarriage which I had six months prior, I found out that I was pregnant. After 12 weeks, I was back and forth to hospital with on-and-off bleeding and was put on antibiotics for infections. However, the baby looked healthy and was wriggling away on scans, so that reassured us.
Then, on 14/03/2013, at 21 weeks, my waters broke. I rushed straight to the Royal Jubilee Maternity Belfast and I was admitted. On the 18/03/13, I went into labour and was told that my baby wouldn’t survive and that I had to deliver her.
With my fiancé Paul and my mummy by my side, I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl Eva who was placed in my arms and lived for one minute.
Losing a baby is a feeling you can’t describe and walking out of the hospital with a box of memories and leaving my babies behind was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
After five pregnancies, we had two children in-between, and our baby boy Jesse was born sleeping at 17 weeks on 18/12/17. I hope my story can give a family comfort that they aren’t alone xx
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.
The Miscarriage Association provides support and information for anyone affected by miscarriage & molar pregnancy through their helpline (01924 200799) , live chat, and email. 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).
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