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Friday, 30 November 2018

Woman Reveals she Carried her 'Dead Daughter' Around for 14 Days After Suffering STILLBIRTH

 Emma gently craddles her daughter Jessica in hospital


Emma Woodhouse, 27, from Lancaster, suffered an unexplained placental abruption at 29 weeks and was rushed in for a C-section on June 21. 

Jessica tragically died but her twin sister Bella survived.
Emma cared for her stillborn daughter for two weeks, taking her for walks in the pram, singing her nursery rhymes and rubbing lotion on her skin.
Now, Emma, who is married to professional golfer Paul, 29, and is also mum to Jack, five, Mikey, four, and two-year-old Nicole, two, bravely shares her heartbreaking story:
As soon as I met my daughter, Jess, I felt an instant rush of love. I didn’t want to let her go. I held her close and felt her skin next to mine. It was really peaceful. Except for one thing - she was dead.
 Emma rubbed lotion onto her daughter's chest during the two weeks she spent with her
Jess – who has an identical twin, Bella – was stillborn at 29 weeks after a high-risk pregnancy, a result of me having a bicomulate or heart-shaped womb, which affects the way the baby lies in later pregnancy and increases the risk of premature births.
In dying Jess saved her sister’s life. She will always be my heroine.
I was monitored heavily throughout my pregnancy, as both Jack and Mikey arrived prematurely. Just two weeks before Jess died a scan confirmed the twins were healthy.
But after bleeding suddenly at home, I was rushed to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary where it was feared I had suffered a placental abruption where the placenta pulls away from the baby.
It's incredibly dangerous and treated as an emergency - but sometimes happens for no reason.
Jess, weighing 2lb 3oz, was born first in 18 minutes following an emergency caesarean section, followed shortly afterwards by her 2lb 11oz sister. Both girls needed resuscitation on arrival.
 Jess, left, and Bella, right, cuddled up together during the two weeks the family spent together
Bella was saved and taken straight down to  neo-natal intensive care but there was no hope for Jess. Despite everyone’s best efforts she’d died in my womb. No-one was to blame, it was just bad luck.
I didn’t realise at first as I was confused as a result of the birth and groggy from the local anesthetic. But still I’ll never forget my husband telling me the good and bad news.
That we had one daughter but another one who had died.
I felt a rush of shock and sickness but then – as she was put in my arms – a wave of peace. And instant, immediate, love.
I knew that Bella would survive and I would have the whole of my life to care for her. So I focused all my love and attention on my little Jess.
Then her lips started to darken and turn blue so doctors told me about a thing called a Cuddle Cot – a refrigerated cot – where babies who are stillborn can be kept cool.
She was taken to the cot in a private room, away from the cries of other newborns, and gradually her cheeks returned to a pink colour.
It was wonderful to see her as she should have been had things been different.
The other children came to see her. We’d explained to them she had died and asked staff what we should tell them about her still being there, but silent.
They said to let them deal with it in their own way. So the kids played around Jess, chatting away to her as if she was alive.
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