05 Sep Rianna’s Story
Before lockdown had started, I found out I was pregnant with my second baby.
I was feeling very tired, kept fainting, and had bleeding that looked like a period so i was referred to the early pregnancy unit for a scan.
I was told everything was ok and baby was doing great. I reached 12 weeks and was due to find out my baby’s gender. I was so excited.
But the nurse gave me some upsetting news that the babies heart valve on the left side wasn’t functioning properly.
I was then told the baby seemed to have cleft palate.
I was completely broken.
I was then referred to a specialist pregnancy unit to have an invasive test.
It was identified that the baby has something called Patau’s syndrome.
I was told that; the baby wouldn’t survive past 1 years old, I’d possibly give birth to a still born, or have to terminate the pregnancy.
At 18 weeks I decided to terminate, and it was the hardest decision I have ever made. My heart will forever be broken.
20.04.20 I said goodbye to my angel.
There are many organisations that offer support to anyone affected by pregnancy and baby loss.
ARC offers support for bereaved families who have experienced a TFMR.