Like most people I had never heard of Natural Killer Cells, or NK cells, up until a few years ago. After suffering five devastating miscarriages and exhausting all of the tests the NHS had to offer I was left none the wiser as to why I couldn’t carry a pregnancy to term.
Hi, I’m Naomi and I blog over at Me Becoming Mum. I like to write raw and honest posts about the truths and realities of pregnancy and parenthood. I am a 26 year old wife of almost six years, and mummy to a beautiful little girl who is turning three at the end of this month, and our gorgeous youngest daughter who was born in December 2016. Although this is my family, I am truly a mother of four. I am a mother of two angels, and a mother to two rainbow babies.
Miscarriage – a situation of pure heartbreak. Pregnant with a much-wanted baby, weeks spent hiding the constant nausea, growing breasts and overwhelming tiredness. Then in one devastating moment, more often than not for no apparent reason, the pregnancy suddenly ends.
If you are struggling to get pregnant, having tried a number of fertility options without success, then it may be time to explore a new path and looking into IVF using a frozen egg donor. Using eggs from a young, healthy and fertile woman can increase your chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy.
Many people may not know what the phrase ‘rainbow baby’ means. I know I certainly didn’t a few years ago. But now we have our very own rainbow baby boy, Max. In simple terms, a rainbow baby is a baby that’s born after a miscarriage, still birth or infant loss. It’s the joy after the heartbreak. The brightness after the darkness.
So this month is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month, and my wife Jo asked me if I would like to share my story from a man’s perspective. Like me I’m sure there are a lot of men out there who turn to Google sometimes for reassurance, sometimes wishing we hadn’t.
When I heard about the latest campaign from Tommy’s, #MovementsMatter, I knew I wanted to try and give a little back to this wonderful charity who have helped me over the years and work with them to raise awareness of the important message they are looking to spread..
October see’s the start of pregnancy and infant loss awareness week. Running from 9th – 15th October, 21 pregnancy and baby loss charities in the UK unite and mark the brief but very precious lives of babies who were lost during pregnancy or soon after birth.
A year ago today something magical happened in our lives. Two tiny, amazing little embryos were transferred into me. Little did we know that 9 months later, One of those embryos would turn into a tiny, amazing little boy we named Max.