Life changed forever for us as a family on 1st August 2017. The day previously, we had innocently kissed goodbye to our children, Zachary then six, and Sienna four, who were both equally excited about the pending arrival of their baby sister.
We arrived at the hospital for my planned induction and by the afternoon my contractions were beginning; not the most glamourous way for my husband Drew and I to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary but our focus was on the safe arrival of our much longed for third child. My mum was also with us for extra emotional support, like she had been when I gave birth to Sienna. To encourage the progression of my labour Mum and I climbed the numerous stairs within the hospital and paced the corridors. Naively, we laughed as we passed one room with the plaque ‘HB Suite’ joking that some women were privileged to give birth in such luxury. We were blissfully unaware that the walls within this room held such sadness and hearts were forever broken.