Having a miscarriage can be a tragic experience for any mother – and it can even get disgustingly more difficult because of insensitive people.
Take it from Sallie Axl who recently lost her baby and things got worse with the way NHS, her hospital, handled the situation. According to the former Big Brother star, the remains of her dead baby was handed to her in a plastic bag.
That sounds absolutely shocking – and very unacceptable for a hospital!
The model also said that the bag was handed to her like it was just a “takeaway” and so with this heartbreaking experience, she wants to slam those involved to ensure that no one goes through the same thing.
As she shared on her Facebook wall:
“On the 17th of July I received my dead baby at hospital in a box and a plastic bag… !! With that another bag of medicines and sent on my way home to grieve. My dead baby was treated no more than someone handing me over a takeaway. This is the first time I have been able to talk about this as my ordeal was disgusting.”
She further recalled about her terrible time on the hospital saying:
“When I woke up in a blood-stained bed and gown it took days for the nurses to change them, leaving me in the remainders of the miscarriage and blood all over the floor. There was no compassion and one nurse referred to my unborn child as a ‘IT’ talking about getting her tested and speaking about taking a slithering off my baby.”
Our hearts are broken for Sallie Axl and her baby. We hope hospitals will be more careful with the way they handle such sensitive cases.
Dealing With Miscarriage
Understandably, miscarriage is one of the most painful experiences for a mother.
“Pregnancy loss can be devastating,” according to an article by BabyCentre. “It’s normal to go through the same grieving process as you would for the loss of a close relative or friend.”
Negative feelings such as anger, guilt, and confusion are normal. The blog adds “Even if you feel physically fine, you may benefit from taking time off work. Your doctor will be able to provide you with a fit note to give to your employer. If you have other children to look after, extra help at home can be invaluable too.”