Weʼre raising £7,000 to for various charities supporting families and research surrounding stillbirth
- Oxford, UK
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Our story is one we never expected to be living. It started in 2016, after always dreaming of having children we decided that as soon as we were married we would start trying to fulfil this dream. Falling pregnant quickly we were elated at the future of being parents but little did we know it was going to be a heartbreaking journey to being parents. Sadly we miscarried our first baby at 11 weeks and I (Gina) had an emergency operation a week later. at this time our worlds fell apart, we couldn't imagine anything worse than this pain but focussed our energy on our future. a few months later we fell pregnant again, pregnancy after loss is an anxious rollercoaster of a journey. But at every scan we felt more and more positive, this baby was such a wriggler and gave a sterling performance at each scan and midwife appointment. measuring at the 50th parental the whole wa through no-one had any concerns, we fell completely in love all over again with our second baby and it was helping us grieve our miscarriage by giving us hope. This baby got us through a really sad stage of our lives. After this perfect pregnancy came the due date, 29th Nov, no sign of baby arriving ( we decided not to find out gender, had always said we wanted a surprise) another owe on and now a week overdue I woke on wednesday 6th December and Labour started naturally. Incredibly excited to be meeting our baby soon my husband and I carried out the reheardes journey that we had been preparing for to the JR, although in labour we we buzzing the whole way there. Once arriving we went into MAU to be assessed and this is where our lives changed forever. No heartbeat could be found. Our baby had died. I remember the screaming from my husband and i just went numb whilst still having contractions, from then on I cannot remember a thing, a few hour later
7000 target --
reason for crowdfunding
open until nancy's first birthday
perks tommys last year-
money so far- funeral, bingo
future events- oxford half, auction, more to come will keep updating page
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