Nicola took part in the Kilt Walk

After the loss of her IVF twins, Nicola chose to fundraise to help others going through something similar.

It gave me a focus and helped me a little by knowing I could also help others that have been in the same nightmare.

My name is Nicola and I decided to raise funds for the Miscarriage Association by taking part in the Kilt Walk .

This charity means a lot to me as recently me and my husband went through a miscarriage . We have been trying for years for a family and last year we started our journey through IVF. It was scary and daunting but something we were so desperate for. We were always aware how much of an emotional rollercoaster IVF would be, but couldn’t have expected how much.

We were very fortunate that our first cycle worked and we were pregnant. We thought all the waiting of the IVF was bad, but waiting for the scan was just as anxious. We had a bit of a scare and I was admitted to hospital when we found out we were having identical twins. Which came as a huge surprise as we only had one egg transferred, but it split. We were over the moon.

But 2 days before our 12 week scan on Nov 2016 I had an appointment with the twins clinic and they decided to scan us and unfortunately we had a silent miscarriage and lost both our previous babies. We then had to get a d&c.

We were heartbroken and empty.  I shut myself away from everyone but took comfort in the Miscarriage Association website. I had also phoned several times as I could talk to someone and didn’t want to upset my family by crying to them all the time.

We were just about to start our 2nd cycle when I decided to do the Kilt Walk in May 2017 and thought that I would love to be able to support this wonderful charity that helped through such a horrible time and that helps so many people. It gave me a focus and helped me a little by knowing I could also help others that have been in the same nightmare.