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stillbirth of Sophie

Postby sarah2211 » Sun Oct 31, 2004 03:34 pm

by sarah2211 (3 Posts), Sun Oct 31, 2004 03:34 pm

I lost my baby @ 28 weeks on 27th Sep 2004. I had a perfectly healthy pregnancy, in fact i wish it had been more eventful, no morning sickness nothing. I felt her move after 22 weeks but only slightly. All my ultrasounds were great, she was a healthy baby.
I went to a party one night and my ancles swelled so much that i had to go home on bare feet, and now i think on it, although i never looked, my shoes were tighter on me for some weeks b4, i didnt think anything of it.
But now my ankles were twice as big, i coulntn get my wedding rings on and my face was swollen, after some persuation from my mum, i went to docs and my blood pressure was high, so it was a weeks bedrest 4 me, but i was too active i couldnt stay in bed but never the less took it easy.
I was up maybe 10 times a night to the loo and in the morning my ankles were always down again.
On 22nd Sep I has protien in my urine, but the doc said it may be a urine innfection and he heard the heartbeat so i was realeaved so he sent me home. I also mentioned to him that i had been feeling no movement at all tha week, he didnt seem concerned.
2 days later I had lost the baby, I havent had the results from all of my tests yet but the bloods were all fine, i dont kno if the placenta will show anything or not i go on 3rd nov.
I am sure it was something to do with preeclampsia as i thought the doc had ignored the 3 main warning signs with me, but next time I wont let him just let me go home if im concerned.
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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby sam » Sun Oct 31, 2004 04:25 pm

by sam (442 Posts), Sun Oct 31, 2004 04:25 pm


I am so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter Sophie. Please accept my sincerest condolences. There are no words to say that could ever ease the pain and the heartache that you are now feeling.

I hope you can get some answers when you go for your appt on nov 3rd. I find it hard to comprehend that your doc dismissed some of your symptoms. Perhaps some of the others will weigh in here too, in this regard.

wishing you comfort at this very difficult time

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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby space_coaster » Sun Oct 31, 2004 05:00 pm

by space_coaster (88 Posts), Sun Oct 31, 2004 05:00 pm

Oh, Sarah...I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet little Sophie. I'm glad you found this website; hopefully it will help you to make sense of what happened. I lost my daughter two months ago; she was born at 24 weeks and wasn't able to fight off the complications she developed due to her extreme prematurity.

I wish you peace at this very sad time. (((hugs)))

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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby mom2tori » Sun Oct 31, 2004 05:42 pm

by mom2tori (3842 Posts), Sun Oct 31, 2004 05:42 pm

Sarah, I am so sorry for you having to say goodbye to Sophie. Just like you I have lost my son at just 28 weeks due to preeclampsia and during the whole pregnancy I never felt sick, just extremely swollen. It is incredibly heartbreaking to hold your child once and watch the life drain out of a beautiful, perfect looking baby. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope you find comfort and peace here knowing that others truely care and know what you are going through. God bless.

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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby dja » Sun Oct 31, 2004 06:19 pm

by dja (895 Posts), Sun Oct 31, 2004 06:19 pm

Sarah - I am so sorry to hear about little Sophie. My daughter Amelia died at 22 weeks earlier this year. I had symptoms that I didn't understand at the time - swelling, headaches, a general feeling of being unwell, less movement from the baby - but I too felt the doctors ignored me and just assumed everything was fine. I will keep you and your precious daugher in my prayers.

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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby angelkat » Sun Oct 31, 2004 06:35 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Sun Oct 31, 2004 06:35 pm


I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you will find the answers you are looking for.

I hope you will find the support and understanding that I have found...

My thoughts and prayers are with you...

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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby for faith » Mon Nov 01, 2004 09:57 am

by for faith (1749 Posts), Mon Nov 01, 2004 09:57 am

Sarah ~ I am so, so sorry for you loss of your baby, my thoughts are with you. Wishing you some peace.....

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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby kdreher » Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:00 am

by kdreher (2482 Posts), Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:00 am

Sarah, I'm so sorry that you lost your little girls. Sending warm wishes, lots of prayers, and hugs to you.

You will find lots of support here, so many of us have gone through what you did and we know how painful it is.

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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby julie f » Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:36 am

by julie f (7993 Posts), Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:36 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and I pray that you are able to find some answers and some peace.

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Re : stillbirth of Sophie

Postby heatherbbb » Mon Nov 01, 2004 02:00 pm

by heatherbbb (603 Posts), Mon Nov 01, 2004 02:00 pm

My heart breaks for you. Many of us here have lost babies and it so incredibly hard for each and every one of us. I hate that you have to go through this too. I wish you comfort and peace during this difficult time! I hope you will find some comfort here and ideas to honor the memory of your precious Sophie.

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