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My Story of Threatened Miscarriage

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Threatened miscarriage is bleeding in pregnancy that occurs within the first 20 weeks, which happens to one in four pregnant women.

About 50 percent of the time, the baby will be fine, so having a threatened miscarriage doesn’t necessarily mean you will lose your baby.

Any bleeding in pregnancy, however, should be checked out by a medical professional.

My Story

Back in 1994, when I was only 16, I began dating the man who became the love interest of my life. It was one of those tempestuous love and hate relationships with a type of passion that was all-consuming.

All very well when you are in love but like an erupting volcano whenever a disagreement came up.

Like all passionate affairs, it moved very quickly. Three months after "officially" announcing ourselves as partners, we moved in together.

Because I was over 16 at the time, U.K. law meant I had reached the age of consent so my mother could not have me dragged back home by the police, although she asked about it.

Ironically, she was the one who told me to leave. She said I had to choose between him and her and if I chose him I was out of the house.

Well, that is the worst thing you can say to a teenager in love because they will always pick the love interest over the mother any time. I defiantly told her I would never leave him, so she threw my clothes into plastic Asda (UK version of Walmart) bags and told me not to come home after college.

That was how I ended up renting a terraced house with no furniture at the age of 17. We slept on the living room floor with just a blanket and had upturned vegetable crates for chairs and a table that we got from a market stall.

He asked me to marry him almost within a minute and within two minutes said he wanted to have four children (we ended up with five), and what’s more, he wanted to have one right now.

I was still in college studying media so I could become a journalist, but we got engaged straightaway and held the engagement party on my 18th birthday. Four weeks later I was pregnant with our first child, after only "trying" once.

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