Hi my name is emma,
I got pregnant very quickly with my first son in 2005, at around 24 weeks i began to show symtoms of PE. This eventually developed in to severe PE and no option was left but to deliver our baby at 26 weeks. He was delivered by emergency c-section, we were shocked how tiny he was but he seemed to have some strong lungs on him, but after 30 minutes the doctors were unable to save him and he sadly passed away, it was the most dreadful moments of our lives and things have never been the same again.
After we were advised to take aspirin to help maybe push any future along a bit further, this i did and i fell pregnant six months later. Unfortunately at the first scan we were devasted to discover that our baby had died, there was no heartbeat. I was given some tablets to try pass the baby naturally, the hospital didnt think this had happened and I had to have a d and c on new years eve, where without my knowledge my womb was damaged. Its turns out now i have found out the baby had passed naturally which i thought it had, so nothing was removed in the d and c.
We decided to take a bit of break then try again, six months later i became pregnant again everything seemed to go okay until about 24 weeks and again PE reared its head again. I was kept in hospital and just short of 26 weeks during one of the midwives checks on our babies heartbeat nothing could be found, they brought in a scanner and it was clear to see our baby had passed away. I tried unsuccesfully to deliver him naturally but my womb ruptured from my previous c section, after four days of being messed around a c section was done and our little boy was born, it was like a nightmare we couldnt believe we were going through this again.
Despite all the pain and trauma we have gone through we do want to try again soon, we have been told to take aspirin again, along with heprin at twelve weeks and calcium supplements. We had lots of tests done, mine have all come back okay, but my husbands were lost, so they had to be done again. When we saw the consultant we were told that everything would be confirmed in writing and details of the test they had done, this was nearly a year ago and i've never had anything back. I have chased the hospital, been to my doctors who have written twice to them as apparantly they should have the information too. I've asked to be referred to another hospital, this seems to be going no where either, i was told that i might have to go against a panal as i could get the care i need locally so would have to justify the reasons i wouldnt go to the hospital i was referred to last time. After everything we have been through we just feel like this is our last shot and need to be sure that we are comfortable and confident in the care we get, sorry for rambling on.. love emma xxxxx