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‘Is it a missed miscarriage then?’ I ask the ultrasound technician, all business as I push the reality, the grief away”


by Niamh O'Leary
14th Oct 2021

In September 2021, Niamh O’Leary and her husband got the news no parent-to-be wants to hear. For Baby Loss Awareness Week, she eloquently documents their ten painful days of waiting to confirm her missed miscarriage in the hopes that others might feel less alone.

The ultrasound technician squinted as she rolled the head of the transducer over my exposed stomach, the gel cold and slippery. I held my husband’s hand and tried to breathe deeply as she pressed harder.  ‘Okay,’ she said brightly, sounding a little forced, we’re just going to have a look inside with the transvaginal probe if that’s alright with you? This early on sometimes it can be difficult to get a clear view of what...

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