Friday, February 01, 2013

Post for Theo

I wanted to share the story of an amazingly brave woman who went through a horrible ordeal recently. She had Theo at 33 weeks, born sleeping! Just few months back she was strutting around the office with her huge bump, so happy, so proud. Then one day, out of the blue, we got a message that Theo  is not with us anymore. It was a huge shock for us and I broke down as soon as I heard it. For anyone in this situation, it's a roller coaster of emotions, no matter how hard they try, it is difficult ride to get off. I am one of them who lost a baby many years ago and still clueless on why it happened. Please read the story below and please dig deep to donate for the noble cause.

On 21st April 2012 Dan and I were overjoyed to find out that we were having a baby. We had already had a miscarriage the previous Christmas so we were understandably nervous but we couldn't wait to become parents.
I loved being pregnant, every second of it, every ache, every headache, every stretch mark and every toilet stop because this baby was going to make us a family.
In October we knew something was wrong and went to Leighton Hospital. We were scanned and told that the baby wasn't growing or putting on weight as quickly as he should. We were told we would be monitored closely.
At first appointment we heard a strong heartbeat but the kicks just weren't as frequent as normal. The hospital said that they were happy with the test results and the baby might just be lying funny and we were sent home.
We returned 3 days later and as soon as the monitor was placed on my tummy I knew we had lost our baby. There was silence. Any parent who has lost a child through stillbirth will tell you that the silence they hear is the loudest noise that they will ever hear and the words that follow from the doctor or midwives - "I'm sorry" are heart-breaking....
Read the complete story here
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