31 Aug Vicky’s Story
I had a miscarriage in 2015 and had a successful pregnancy in 2017, giving birth to my son.
In early 2020, we decided to try for a sibling for our son. In February, we found out we were pregnant, however, in March I found out from an early scan that I was having a missed miscarriage.
It was completely devastating due to my previous miscarriage and the complications that I had when giving birth to my son (I had a hemorrhage and lost four litres of blood). I was nervous about the treatment and due to COVID-19, I had to have tablets which didn’t work for me previously.
Having had these twice, they didn’t work, and I had to have an MVA in theatre whilst awake in case I bled heavily. This procedure was successful.
We then found out that I was pregnant again in June. However, in July I found out at a scan (whilst alone) that I had another missed miscarriage. Again, because of COVID-19, I had to have the tablets which didn’t work again. I then had to have two MVAs as the first one didn’t work. This was all alone.
Having two lockdown miscarriages has been hard and lonely, especially the countless hours alone.
Since sharing her story with us in 2020, Vicky is pleased to say that she had her rainbow baby in May 2022.
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).