Hi, I’m Meghan and I was expecting my first child in March 2014. I work as a midwife in Connecticut and live with my husband in suburbs. I love to read, to bake and to eat what I bake. I have a love/hate relationship with jogging. And I run a small non profit on the side- helping kids in need celebrate their birthdays.
As a midwife I was thrilled to learn I was pregnant and to finally share experience of pregnancy and birth. At thirteen weeks we got the news that our baby has Down Syndrome. This news took us by surprise and started us on a journey of acceptance. So began the start of expecting the unexpected.
Learning in the third trimester that our baby had a severe and possibly fatal kidney defect that could affect her lungs pushed us further down our unexpected path. The story of my daughter began with a positive pregnancy test and ended as I held her in my arms as she died six hours after birth. This blog follows me in my grief as I learn to live without my daughter and be a midwife again.
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