September 2018

Miscarriage – 1 Year On

Thank you so much to everyone who congratulated me and sent good wishes on the publication of my guest blog post for ABC IVF fertility clinic. It really means a lot to me. Writing is something I hugely enjoy and feel I would like to continue in the future so to get a position where I can write on a subject that I have personal experience of and feel passionate about is definitely a bonus.

I am pleased to say that I’m going to be continuing writing for ABC IVF and my next post is now live on their website. Please give it a read and share it with anyone you know that you think would find it useful whether they are just starting on their IVF journey, already going through treatment or for anyone who just wants to support a friend or family member who is dealing with infertility and would like a better idea of the physical and emotional aspects that are involved. You can find my article by clicking here.

Please also remember to consider ABC IVF if you’re thinking of starting fertility treatment, looking for a change of clinic or simply seeking some advice. They are a very approachable and friendly team who will give you honest and practical advice, no matter what stage of your journey you’re at.

On another rather sad note, it is 1 year today since our miscarriage. Sometimes when I think about going in for that scan and finding out our baby had died, it feels just like yesterday. On the other hand, it feels like such a long time ago that we had to say goodbye to our baby boy before we’d even met him. I would love to say that since that time I’ve had closure and have learned to accept what happened and moved on, and in some ways I have, but truthfully there aren’t many days that go past where I don’t think about our little one and the joy he would have brought to our lives. I still look upon the whole episode with sadness and anger that it happened the way it did; particularly how the miscarriage was dragged out for the best part of 3 weeks. That was the hardest part of all; knowing that our baby was trying to cling on to me but in the end having to fall away and leave us forever.

I’ve thought about those hard days every which way I can and asked a million questions as to why it happened. Ultimately though we just have to accept that it wasn’t meant to be and that maybe my body was just doing its job in taking him away from us. Hopefully one day everything will turn out how it’s supposed to and things will make sense again.



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