David McLoughlin

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Fundraising for Tommy's, the baby charity
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Event: Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2017, on 8 October 2017
Tommy's, the baby charity

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RCN 1060508
We fund research into pregnancy problems to save babies' lives


Earlier in the year, Nic and I found out we were expecting our first child. we were nervous at first, and a little hesitant - despite the fact we were trying, it was not like it is in the films when we found out - worry and self-doubt were the over-riding emotions! However, as we got used to the idea of being future parents, we began to plan, get really excited and I felt like I was walking on air - I was going to be a dad - yes - me! 

At the beginning of June, Nic started bleeding. We went to the hospital and got a scan. Our little baby was not as big as it should have been - either we had our dates wrong, or we had had a silent miscarriage. We had to go back a week later to see if there was any change. 

What followed was a week of tears, soul searching and preparing ourselves for the worst - which we duly found out was the case a week later. 

I know that Nic went through something I cannot even comprehend, but I really found the support that Tommy's offered for the Dads helpful - that you are not on the outside looking in,. As a couple we found their support, and their encouragement to talk about our experience helpful - when you do this it empowers others. Being open about it showed us just how common miscarriage is, and how open and supportive people are if you let them be. 

So, because of this, I want to give something back to Tommy's. I'm running this half marathon for them, for all the couples whom have been empowered by #Miscourage, and most importantly for Nic and our little baby that didn't make it. 

About the charity

Tommy's, the baby charity

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RCN 1060508
Tommy's funds medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage, and provides an information service about health in pregnancy.

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