“Half my babies are in heaven, it’s not fair”

Mum opens up about devastating loss

Content Editor / September 04 2018

Queensland blogger Joelle Skinner has opened up about losing her baby in a heartbreaking post on Facebook.

Joelle, who blogs at @jedimumtricks, had been nearing the 12-week point in her pregnancy and was hoping to share the happy news with her followers.

“I was so excited to be getting ready to share a beautiful announcement of our much longed for last baby on its way,” the mum of six wrote.

“But instead, I am beyond devastated to be announcing its death.”

This is going to be my realest #thisisrealtuesday post yet. I was so excited to be getting ready to share a beautiful announcement of our much longed for last baby on its way. But instead, I am beyond devastated to be announcing its death 💔 Last week at 11 weeks and 2 days we found out our baby had stopped living two weeks before. The next couple of days were a whirlwind involving an ambulance trip to hospital, getting rushed to surgery and being told I could have died too. We were expecting very scary treatments but came out of it with the best case scenario in the end. Why am I sharing this? Mostly because I want the world to know that our beautiful baby exists and that we are heartbroken. Also, I believe with all my heart that we should not suffer in silence, taboos need to be broken in order to properly grieve and understand each other. There is a statistic that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. Well I'm not too sure about these statistics because I've been pregnant 9 times now, 3 have miscarried and 1 was stillborn full term. That's almost half my babies in heaven, it's just not fair! I may be quiet for a little while while we process everything but I know I will be creating again very soon as my healing outlet. #jedimumtricks #1in4 #babyloss #miscarriage #heartbroken #devastated #lifesucks #mybabyexists #iloveallmybabies

Joelle’s baby had stopped living when she was around nine weeks pregnant.

“The next couple of days were a whirlwind involving an ambulance trip to hospital, getting rushed to surgery and being told I could have died too,” she says.

“Why am I sharing this? Mostly because I want the world to know that our beautiful baby exists and that we are heartbroken.

"Also, I believe with all my heart that we should not suffer in silence, taboos need to be broken in order to properly grieve and understand each other.

“There is a statistic that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. Well I’m not too sure about these statistics because I’ve been pregnant 9 times now, 3 have miscarried and 1 was stillborn full term.

That’s almost half my babies in heaven, it’s just not fair!”

Our thoughts are with Joelle and her family.