When Amy Faulkner was told she had had an abortion, the heartbroken mother was already aware.
She had warned doctors two weeks before her fears that her unborn baby could die.
The 38-year-old said it was “made to feel stupid” – but two weeks later, the horrific news was confirmed by a scan.
Amy was “sent home to deal with it” without any help.
And sadly, her abortion in February 2019 was her fourth in a row.
Amy is upset by the experience, and describes it as “the worst thing ever.”
The magazine’s account director said. Edinburgh Live.“There was no support.
“I was shocked, but you were sent home to deal with it. You are completely alone.
“No one calls you to check, no one makes an appointment to see if you are competing or to offer tests to find out what went wrong.
“There is no other part of the health system where this happens.
“Once you have a baby you have a lot of help and support and skills – but where is it for those who lose their baby?”
When Amy became pregnant in December 2018, things started to go downhill in nine weeks.
She stopped feeling the changes that come with early pregnancy.
“But I was told everything would be fine, nothing to worry about, basically made to feel like I was just stupid,” he said. “But deep down, I knew something was wrong.”
Two weeks later, Amy had a scan because she was bleeding profusely, which is called spotting.
Her unborn baby no longer had a heartbeat, which Amy says she knew.
This was thought to be due to an ectopic pregnancy – when a fertilized egg lays in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus, leaving it without enough space to grow.
Amy had to go to the hospital for repeated tests, where she was surrounded by a happy new mother and her children.
“Every two days, walking in the labor ward, to the mothers who used to give ‘congratulatory balloons’ to their children and people,” he said.
“You’re not telling me about the size of the Royal in a hospital, or the size of another hospital, that they can’t make sure that people who go through such things are seen in a different place, where they have to go. It didn’t happen. It’s all the time. It’s horrible. “
Thankfully, Amy and her fianc Fraser Rutherford now have a son – Rocco, born in July of this year.
But new mothers want to see that services have changed, so those affected by abortion are not left alone.
He is determined to talk more openly about people, provided that this is very common.
“I was on a zoom call with five other women a while ago, and four of us had an abortion,” she said.
“None of us knew before, it was the first time any of us mentioned it to each other.”
Sun launched a new campaign in August to improve abortion care in the UK, including better support for earlier abortions.
Together with the charity Tommy, The Sun Sunday is asking readers to sign one. Application Demand from the government to review the system
Research has shown that globally, at least 15% of pregnancies end in abortion, affecting one in ten women.
Abortion can have a profound psychological effect on both parents, which almost quadruples the risk of suicide, doubles the chances of depression and increases the risk of anxiety.
As a result, the chances of miscarriage increase by about ten to ten percent each time and women are at higher risk of heart disease and blood clots, and the risk of miscarriage or premature birth in the future. The risk increases.
Black women have a higher risk of miscarriage, 40% higher than white mothers.
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