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‘The midwives placed him on my chest and ten minutes later Beau passed away’


by Laura Doyle
25.05.21

At her 21-week scan Laura Doyle and her family got the news that her little boy Beau would not survive birth. She writes about this experience, and how she will honour Beau's life by helping women in a similar position.

*This article refers to infant death. I spent eight months of 2019 pregnant. I miscarried at 10 weeks in April. By June and by some miracle I was pregnant again. Cautious and anxious, my husband and I were delighted but hesitant to celebrate. I was now fully aware that not all pregnancies ended with a baby. I had 8, 12- and 16-week scans and check-ups and thankfully all appeared fine. Yet for some reason I...

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