18 Sep Daisy’s story
I’m 22 and have recently lost my first baby to a late miscarriage. My pregnancy was going well, there were no known complications detected at my 12 week scan, and I was having a low-risk pregnancy.At 17 weeks and 5 days, I began to experience heavy bleeding and was admitted to hospital for monitoring. A week later my waters broke (PPROM) leaving no fluid around the baby – and a week after that I went into labour (at 19W and 2D). I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, we named him Archie. He was born with a heartbeat, but died shortly after since he was too premature to use his lungs. We stayed with him in the hospital for a couple of days, used his wonderful memory box and wrapped him up in a blanket and hat with a teddy bear before saying goodbye. Thank you to the kind souls who knitted Archie’s blanket and donated money so that we had a memory box for our little boy. I am now knitting blankets to donate to the hospital and will continue to donate and support charities, for others.
There are many organisations that offer support to anyone affected by pregnancy and baby loss.
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).
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