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Hello I am Melissa Lee. I found out that I was expecting in October 2014 I was over the moon. I started to bleed so booked into early pregnancy unit. I had a scan that day and found out I was 27 weeks 2 days pregnant. I was a massive shock after lots of negative pregnancy tests I was overjoyed when I was told I was having a baby girl, my pregnancy progressed with no problems until she stopped moving on the 12th November. I went to the hospital, was monitored she was moving fine and had a strong heartbeat so I went home feeling relieved. Then on Saturday 15th November she stopped moving again. I went to the hospital and the midwife tried for fifteen minutes to get a heartbeat but she told me not to worry and that she may be hiding but I felt something was wrong. She came back with a doctor and an ultrasound machine. I was watching the screen where my baby was lay with no heartbeat and that's when I heard the most heartbreaking words, that my baby girl had no heartbeat. I was told her placenta was over the neck of my womb so I was having an emergency c section. She arrived silently at 4:33 pm. My beautiful Aoife-May Openshaw arrived weighing 3lbs 5oz. I spent 5 days with my baby girl before leaving the hospital without my baby. I received her post mortem results and got the heartbreaking news that she had Trisomy 13 a genetic disorder.
On November 15 2009 my world changed forever. I was 7 months pregnant with my beautiful daughter when a drunk driver hit us. She was born still at 11:29 pm on November 15. I lost her, my ability to have any more babies, my husband, and my ability to walk that tragic night. She's coming up on her 5th angelversery this year and I miss her so very much. She has a sister 16 and a brother 14 who dearly miss her too. We named her Alexandria Mersadies Gale. I've enclosed a picture. Thank you for letting me share my story with you.
Sincerly, Gloria Imhoff and Family.
This is the last picture we have of our precious baby.
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