Our journey

Our journey

Our story…

Esme was conceived after 7 years of trying, multiple miscarriages, endometriosis surgery, natural killer cell treatment and 2 rounds of IVF.

She is the little miracle we never imagined we would have. The hardest battle but the greatest reward. Scans, kicks and hearing a heartbeat are all things we never thought we’d experience so we feel incredibly grateful we finally did.

The first 3 months of pregnancy were tough due to the amount of drugs I was on for IVF and steroids for my natural killer cells. I suffered from hyperemesis which lasted the entire 38 weeks but Esme was healthy and growing well which was all that mattered.

Around 30 weeks, things started to go wrong. I began suffering from severe abdominal pain and had around 10 hospital trips and triage calls between that point and delivery.

At 33 weeks I was admitted after experiencing contractions, a lost plug and reduced movements. All signs showed labour was imminent and we were told our baby would arrive in the next two weeks. A positive fetal fibronectin test meant I was given steroid injections and told about the NICU. However, after a few days spent in hospital, my contractions reduced and I was sent home.

The weeks after that were spent bed-bound between home and the hospital. Still suffering from the continuous stabbing pains and contractions where I was just left in agony. Sadly whenever I reached out no amount of crying or begging was enough for my concerns to be heard. I felt I was fighting a losing battle. On my final call days before losing Esme, I explained my ongoing symptoms but that I’d also had a bleed. As always I was dismissed and told ‘you're just an overly worried first-time mum’.

Esme was born on the 18th of February 2022. We got to spend 5 days with her whilst in hospital and soaked up every minute we could.

The hospital conducted an investigation which admitted all of their failures, the numerous ignored warning signs and explained she should be here with us today. We currently have an ongoing legal case which restricts us from sharing the finer details however I feel it’s important to share what I can to explain our reason for creating this brand.
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