Miscarriage and Coping

It is Saturday, February 20, 2017 and I am home from the hospital. The picture represents the first thing i wanted to do when


 i came home today and it felt so good! 

Last Saturday I had started leaking fluid at approximately 21 weeks pregnant. Sunday it continued so I went to the ER and even after voicing my concerns and giving Dr’s pertinent information they did minimal testing and sent me home. Up through Thursday I continued to leak fluid having to buy thick maxi pads to keep from soaking through my clothing (and sometimes didn’t work). Thursday at work I began cramping and getting blood clots so after work I went back to the hospital and after only being there 10 minutes I began to bleed…ALOT. ultimately I ended up delivering a still born 10oz. baby girl at 22 weeks due to having 0 amniotic fluid in the sac. Needless to say I was upset that my concerns were correct all along and that medical staff didn’t address them and even though it wasn’t the best time for me to have a baby I still prepared to take the journey anyway as a single mom. I know most wouldn’t post something like this especially so soon but for some reason that’s what I felt I needed to do in hopes of being able to help someone else who is going through the same thing. I posted a video on coping with the loss of a preterm baby and hope it encourages others to seek help even if it’s just talking to a friend about how you feel. 

 

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