"pregnancy and miscarriage"

About: Barnsley Hospital / Gynaecology Barnsley Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

started to bleed at around 9-10 weeks pregnant ,went to A&E where i was givin a pregnancy test which was possitive so i was sent upto see the nurses on ward 13 or 14 cant remember which.

I was given an internal exam which the doctor said was fine and my cervix was tightly closed .They sent me home where my other children 14yrs and 11 yrs were waiting for news ....i told them the nurses said it was fine and not to worry .The day after i was sent for a scan to be told there was no heartbeat and the baby only measured 6 weeks. I then had to go home and explain to my girls the baby was dead,this was heartbreaking for us all.

I believe i should have been scanned as soon as i bled as i have had previous miscarriage before this,if i had been given a scan before hand it could have saved my family the pain of being told 1 thing 1 day and a totally horrifying story the day after. :-(

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