Pregnancy #1

‘Spot’ – due 26th July 2011

My first pregnancy was a brief one. According to my dates, I was 5 weeks and 5 days when I found out (all previous tests had shown negative, despite the fact that I was so late) and 6 weeks 5 days when I miscarried. Not much time to get attached you might think, but you’d be wrong. This first loss hit me like a ton of bricks, probably more so than anything that has happened since…. perhaps because I didn’t know much about pregnancy in general, it was my first pregnancy and I’d fallen so quickly. Sadly I didn’t realise how high the statistics for early miscarriage are and had no clue that this might happen to me. This little one would have been due on the 26th July 2011 (yes, I can recall that date from memory and I note its passing in my head every year) and while I would never liken it to a late miscarriage, stillbirth or loss of a child which of course would have been much worse, these early losses should not be disregarded as they are painful too.

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