Zoe’s story: young people and miscarriage
Zoe had a miscarriage at 18. Now 25, she reflects on her experience, and how she found support that helped her through.
I was 18 when I suffered a missed miscarriage... I found out at my 12 weeks scan that my little angel did not have a heartbeat. Those words will live with me forever and a day.
I was 18 when I suffered a missed miscarriage. The pregnancy was not planned as my partner at the time had told me he could not have children.
It was a whirlwind of events for me. Having thought that if I wanted to be with this man, I could not be what I’d always dreamed of – a mummy. I’d got my head round it and chose him over any future children. So when we found out we were expecting it was incredible. Our little miracle.
I found out at my 12 weeks scan that my little angel did not have a heartbeat. Those words will live with me forever and a day.
This broke our relationship. It unfortunately showed his true colours, he was not supportive at all.
It is with great thanks to the Miscarriage Association for getting me back to being me again. I would not be who I am today without them.
I am now 25, with 1 year old twins, and still every now and then I attend the monthly meetings with the wonderful volunteers at Norwich*.
Thank you for saving my life.
* The Norwich miscarriage support group meets at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 7.30-9 p.m. Further details at www.facebook.com/NorfolkMiscarriageSupport