That’s right! My very first blog is going to be a welcome post. As cliche as it might sound I did just want to introduce you to myself and my blog. My name is Addis and I’m 23 and my partner, Addy, and I have a little boy called Aiden! This blog will document my journey to motherhood and all the highs and lows that come with being my little person’s entire world! If you have read my About Me page, you will know that my journey to becoming a mother started with 2 miscarriages within 6 months.
Some may think that this a very personal topic to discuss and it is, but I also feel that it is so so important to talk about. Many women, and men, do not talk about miscarriage because for some reason it has become the norm that a pregnancy should not be announced until after the first 12 weeks when the risk of miscarriage is a lot lower. In fact 1 out of every 4 women will have a pregnancy end in miscarriage, and so because we wait to announce pregnancy, no one knows a pregnancy loss has happened and it is never discussed. Does this then mean that the babies we have lost before these 12 weeks are just forgotten? This was definitely not the case for me. I sometimes think of how life would have been different having come to full term with my previous pregnancies, and I miss the babies I never had the chance to meet.
I have to be honest, I nearly didn’t choose to blog about this topic because a lot of my family and friends still don’t know that I have had one miscarriage let alone two, but that is the point of me choosing this topic to write about. Miscarriage and pregnancy loss needs to be spoken about because you’ll be surprised at how many people it really does affect. I know I was. Pregnancy loss can feel like such a lonely time, both emotionally and physically, but through sharing my story I want to open the discussion for anyone who has suffered from a pregnancy loss. Every journey to parenthood is different and by creating a community where we can share our stories and our grief, we will be able to support each other on our journeys to Motherhood.