I experienced my first loss 2 years ago after having had two normal pregnancies. I fell pregnant and had all the usual symptoms I'd had in my other pregnancies... that was until I started to experience some spotting.
My Journey So Far
I write this story on my way to Melbourne for a specialist appointment, reflecting on the tough journey so far, but hopeful for some answers. To date I have had 3 missed miscarriages and 3 D&C’s. It’s hard to tell which time was the hardest, the 1st or the 3rd.
Breaking the Silence
I don’t think I am ever going to be able to find the exact words I want to entirely explain how miscarriage and baby loss makes you feel. It’s unique. Only those who suffer miscarriage and baby loss can truly understand the boundless heartache and emptiness it brings, along with the silence that surrounds it.
My rainbow after 4 miscarriages
In June 2019, after 6 months of trying to conceive, I was delighted to find out I was pregnant! My partner Nathan and I eagerly started planning our new life as parents. I booked my first scan at 7 weeks. We had no idea what to expect, and eagerly rejoiced at hearing the heartbeat.
Early Pregnancy Loss
I started following Pink Elephants right after my first miscarriage. I wanted to say thank you for creating a space that I could go to for knowledge, understanding and validation of how I was feeling.