31 Aug Sarah’s Story
After being told I could never have kids against all odds, my partner and I went for IVF and unexpectedly fell pregnant on the 2nd round. We were so happy that our dreams had come true.
Our beautiful boy struggled all the way through with his growth, as did my cervix. I was on bed rest for 8 weeks in hospital. We prepared for induction at 32 weeks but unfortunately, he suddenly died at 31 weeks.
Giving birth to our beautiful sleeping boy Vinnie, weighing 1lb 2, and meeting him for the first time was such a roller coaster of emotions. I’m so glad we finally got to meet him and hear the words mummy and daddy, but absolutely broken that we would never get to see him grow up.
We remember Vinnie in the form of a fox, and not a day goes by that he’s not thought of. Especially now that we have his little sister who was born at 32 weeks, weighing 3lb 6, who we will get to see grow up.
I hope this gives others a glimmer of hope. Even when you’re at rock bottom. After every storm, there is a rainbow, and ours is called India-Rose 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.