I took a page from my blog friends My Perfect Breakdown and myfireflies and decided to share our pregnancy loss story on 1 in 10, a blog dedicated to raising awareness of pregnancy terminations for medical reasons. Although I had written about our losses before, it was almost cathartic to write it all out and process some of it in my mind again, with a slightly different perspective since I’m removed somewhat from the immediacy of the events.
Wife, daughter, sister, mother to two angels and two fur children.
After five years of marriage, my husband and I decided it was time to add children to our family. After five months of trying, we were expecting our first child. Five months later we discovered at our 19-week anatomy scan that our child had several anomalies and was “incompatible with life.” After being given our options, we decided to terminate the pregnancy by D&E. Four months after that we discovered we were expecting our second child. We were cautiously optimistic – hoping for the best but expecting the worst. At our 13-week scan our second child was diagnosed with anencephaly. With a sense of deja vu, we decided to terminate this pregnancy by D&E. In a span of seven months we lost two children; terminated two pregnancies due to lethal abnormalities. Full story.