18 Sep Clair’s story
I had a missed miscarriage at 11+2 weeks pregnant. On 23/2/23 I heard the words nobody ever wants to hear, “I’m sorry there is no heartbeat”. My whole world shattered in one second. I chose to have the surgical option and was booked in for the next day. Although I never had the baby’s gender confirmed, I was convinced it was a boy and chose the name Oliver Philip for him. With the help of my mum, we arranged a small funeral for him and I have a place where I can go and bring his sisters too. He will always be a part of our family and will never be forgotten.
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.
Tommy’s is the largest UK pregnancy and baby loss charity, funding research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage. Dedicated to finding causes and treatments to save babies’ lives as well as providing trusted pregnancy and baby loss information and support. For more information and support visit tommys.org