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Pregnancy After Loss Stories

Pregnancy After Multiple Losses

We decided to start a family in 2000. Within 3 months I was pregnant and 9 months later we welcomed our daughter into our lives. 7 months later, I fell pregnant unexpectedly and found out on Christmas Eve that I'd miscarried.

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Rainbow After Multiple Miscarriages

I’d always been a perfectionist and a planner, and having a baby was no different. As a 27 year old with no chronic medical conditions, I thought conceiving and carrying a baby to term would be a walk in the park. However, this journey taught me that life is dynamic, and most importantly, unpredictable.

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My Rainbow Baby

I’m sitting here writing this with my rainbow baby laying on my chest. To those of you currently pregnant after one or more losses, I bow down to you. It’s far from an easy path you’re embarking on. It's a complete and utter emotional rollercoaster.

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I am 1 in 4 - The Journey to My Rainbow

They say 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. 1 in 4 took on a different meaning to me after my last loss – it meant only 1 in 4 of my pregnancies resulted in a baby in my arms to take home.

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My Rainbow After Many Storms

In November 2015 we welcomed our first daughter into the world. She was a surprise pregnancy but welcomed none the less. When she was born we had it all planned out, we wanted an 18-month age gap between our children, so at nine months we would start trying.

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A rainbow after a storm

This experience has taught me strength, and to trust that even though we may be experiencing one of the biggest storms of our lives, a rainbow is always around the corner. 

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Late miscarriage

When I was 16 weeks pregnant I could feel my babies tiny kicks from within. I woke up one morning in February 2018 and remember looking in the mirror and not feeling pregnant.

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Rainbow baby

James David is a light to all he meets and I’m so blessed to be his momma.

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Krystal Stivactas - my story

We experienced 5 losses, 4 of which occurred within 1.5 years

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Laura Waistell - my story

After losing 3 babies to early miscarriages, and each time realising just how taboo the subject was I went looking for others who had gone through similar experiences. 

I found talking openly about it helped my mental health immensely. The other men and women I spoke to agreed we need to open up the conversation. I don’t think anyone should feel alone in this so I’d like to help if I can.  

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Libby Huth - my story

It’s surely one of the loneliest and bewildering experiences I’ve ever had.

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Niti Nadarajah - my story

Having given birth to a little girl 9 years ago, I never imagined that the journey to give her a sibling would be one filled with grief, depression, and anxiety.

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Charlie's story

I'm now a Mum of three, this is my story.

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2 years, 4 losses and a Rainbow

It’s wild to think that without all of our losses we wouldn’t have Chloe. She is exactly who we needed to create our little family.

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Our losses stay with us forever with Debra Lawrance and Liz Ellis

Debra Lawrence and Liz Ellis generously opened up a conversation around a campfire on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here about their experience of pregnancy loss.  We were then privileged enough to have them join us for an episode of our podcast - you can view the episode here:

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