On the 1st of March 2013 my husband and I were excited about our gender scan. When they started scanning me the lady went quiet and stern faced. She excused herself and left the room, which I felt was strange. She returned and held my hand and said “I’m very sorry to tell you but your baby has no heartbeat.” My heart was shattered. I couldn’t believe it.
We headed straight to the hospital into a private room. The doctor informed us that because I was 18 weeks gone I would have to deliver as normal, inducing my labor with pills. Two days later on Sunday 3rd March Jacob was born weighing 142g he was tiny and looked perfect although he was born sleeping.
Two months went by until his results came. Jacob had Amniotic Band Syndrome. I had never had heard of this condition until they explained. Cysts were present on the placenta as well as bands being around the umbilical cord, which caused Jacob to pass away. To receive a result put me at peace but still I said why me? 1 in 1200 pregnancies and it happened to MY baby, I was utterly devastated.
My worry is would it effect my future babies and they said its very unlikely, as i writing this i am 7 weeks pregnant and very nervous and scared. So far everything is looking normal but it did with Jacob until 18 weeks so until i get passed 20 weeks i wont be completely at ease.
Losing my son was the worst thing i have ever been threw. I will never forget him.