Sadly we think these figures are wrong and this is why we want to make families more aware of Placental Abruption as well as other probabilities & causes of still births. While we understand that this doesn't happen to every mother, we would love to share our story & perhaps stop this from happening to anyone else.
After having 5 totally healthy stress free pregnancies of course I didn't think I would ever be that person talking about the loss of our baby girl! But here I am telling our story. I was perfectly healthy, a non smoker, non drinker & had never touched drugs in my life, yet after coming out of surgery I was asked "DO YOU USE COCAINE"
I could not believe that they had asked me if I had used cocaine. Apparently this is one of the causes of Placental Abruptions. While there are different forms of Placental Abruption, one of which the Placenta only partially comes away, ours was unfortunately the worst scenario where the Placenta detaches completely , causing us to lose our baby girl.
Other causes of Placental Abruption are car accidents where there has been force against the stomach and falls which cause you to fall on to your stomach.
But why it happens to people like me where there has been no good reason is unknown. I was asleep and woke with mild pains that got unbearable, knowing myself that something was wrong, that I was not in labour & the fact I was only 36 weeks & 3 days and having 4 other labours I knew it wasn't normal labour pain. So this is a bit of our story as to why we have set this foundation up & what our aims & goals are.
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