Losing A Child

Topics: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Braxton Hicks contractions Pages: 3 (1057 words) Published: April 21, 2015
Losing a child
Ruben Contreras
Colorado technical University
Losing a child
I was always the type of person that thought I would be blessed with kids when the time was right. I also was the type of person that thought that people who did drugs or had abortions and caused personal pain were the only ones who witnessed or suffered the loss of a child. Obviously I was wrong, anyone can experience this and sometimes not only once. I did none of these but as read on you I am going to try and make you witness how I ended up suffering from the loss of a child. Not once but twice in a 2 year period. In the early March 2012, I was given the news of my newlywed wife that we were to be expecting our first child together. I had never felt more excited and scared at the same time as it was to be my first child, the responsibility scared me and made extremely happy at the same time. We had a due date of Nov 27th 2012, for the first 5 months of the pregnancy everything was going just as I had imagined. Then on the morning of Aug 21st 2012 my wife started getting really bad pains which after reading on line I thought were just Braxton hicks (false labor pains) and a trip to the emergency room proved what we feared and unfortunately my wife went into labor early at only 23 weeks pregnant, due to her having an infection and with the fluid there was no way of saving the a baby, Angel was born on August 21, 2012 and lived on 8 hours before passing away. I went into a slight depression fearing that maybe it just was not meant for me to have kids. I tried carrying as normal with everyday activities and keeping my mind as busy as I could trying to mask the depression. In December of 2012 we found we were expecting another child and as if a magic wand appeared and lifted all the sad feelings I had and hatred that filled my heart was gone. His due date was supposed to be in Sept of 2013, which seemed like an eternity away being that we had just lost a child and were anxious at...
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