Infant Loss and Miscarriage - @hayleelenerville

“In September of 2018 my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child. We were so excited to meet our little girl, Piper, the following May. After a routine anatomy scan at 20 weeks, we left our appointment thinking everything was good and we were halfway there! The next day the doctor called us and explained that our daughter had a very serious heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and if she were to survive the pregnancy she would need open heart surgery as soon as she’s born. We took that news with a grain of salt and chose to fight for our daughter. At 30 weeks we learned that Piper had a fluke chromosome abnormality called Turner Syndrome. As Piper’s prognosis got worse and worse we were eventually told by many doctors there was nothing more they could do for us or our little girl. My placenta was failing and Piper had stopped growing. We chose to enjoy the time we had left with her and on April 30, 2019 at almost 36 weeks pregnant, Piper was born sleeping as we had to say ‘Hello’ and ‘Goodbye’ in the very same day. I wear pink to represent the 1 in 4 women who have lost a child and I wear my necklace with pride right next to my sweet angel’s name.” @hayleelenerville

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