In loving memory of Remi
We have two beautiful boys earth side, have lost two babies to miscarriage and one beautiful boy to stillbirth.
We fell pregnant with Remi, believing he would our rainbow baby. I was diagnosed with a massive subchorionic haemorrhage (as I had been in previous pregnancies), but Remi continued to thrive despite me being in debilitating pain and experiencing constant bleeding.
At 21 weeks, the haemorrhage had grown to 14 cms, and it caused preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) and ultimately placental abruption. My body went into labour with my healthy boy, just a couple of weeks before viability.
After losing three babies, it was discovered I had a blood clotting disorder that could have been causing my losses and haemorrhages.
Following the loss of Remi, I channelled my grief into my Remembering Remi Instagram page and found support and strength through the sharing of my journey with others.
In February 2022, I was shocked to discover that not only was I pregnant… I was pregnant with triplets. Naturally conceived. We had three babies in our hearts and three in my tummy - it felt too good to be true.
With the aid of blood thinners and progesterone, my pregnancy has continued to progress without the presence of any haemorrhages. I am now 27 weeks and continue to share my journey of miscarriage, stillbirth and pregnancy after loss.
So if you’ve lost a baby, know that you are not alone. You are not weak for sharing your grief and vulnerability. You are strong for having the courage to wear your heart on your sleeve.
It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes an army to care for a grieving parent.