When she was 8 weeks pregnant, Emily Christine was finally going to be able to see her baby through an ultrasound for the first time.
Typical for the procedure, she was told to come with a full bladder so it would be easier to see the baby.
This may have added to her frustration to finally see her baby. After all, she and her husband have been waiting for this moment for over a year.
She finally entered the ultrasound room where she was greeted with smiles from the staff.
Emily says happiness from carrying a baby is "contagious."
Except, when she finally saw the image on the screen, she knew something was wrong.
She wrote on her Facebook,
She knew when she saw the images and when the ultrasound technician became quiet and left the room she was losing her baby.
Her husband said everything was fine, but Emily had seen hundreds of ultrasound photos -- she even searched Instagram for "#8weeks" just to see what her baby looked like.
Emily went on to write,
Emily was sent home and told to let her body "naturally run its course."
Her doctor told her what to expect, and "she was right about everything." But she was never warned about what would happen after the initial heartbreak. She added,
Through her Facebook post, Emily found out she truly wasn't alone in her heartbreak. Her mother, aunt, sister and sister's best friend had miscarriages as well.
She hopes knowing you're not alone will make it easier for others who experience a miscarriages as well. She continued,
Citations: Brave woman speaks out about all the things she wishes she'd known about miscarrying (Metro)