Baby LossPregnancyParentingPregnancy health
Before 2014, I’m embarrassed to say I’d never heard of Baby Loss Awareness Week. And then like an avalanche that ripped through my core, I realised how important it was. Pregnant with my third child, I was rushed to hospital in my third trimester haemorrhaging. I awoke from a general anaesthetic after a crash caesarean section to learn that I’d had a little boy but that he had been stillborn.I’d not known anyone who’d experienced stillbirth. My job, teaching antenatal classes, largely involved reassuring anxious mothers to be that they were in good hands, that pregnancy was what our bodies were born to do and not to read the horror stories of when it went wrong. I was now one of those horror stories.
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