I am sharing this article, part of Mind Body Green’s Real Talk series on fertility issues. Whatever you may think about MBG, I have really related to some of the articles including this one:
The author also had a heartbeat and then lost the baby after eight weeks, as we did with the third miscarriage. The one I am having the hardest time getting over.
Today I realized it’s because of that heartbeat. Unlike the author, we had a beautiful, strong heartbeat at 7 weeks. And at what I thought was 11 weeks we learned the baby was only measuring 8 weeks, 3 days and no heartbeat. My baby died. It died inside of me and I could not save its life.
Until this article I thought I was the only one who was unfortunate enough to see a heartbeat and only to have my dreams shattered later. I guess not.
My heart breaks for all of us. In this unlucky club of broken dreams.