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Jennie Agg

Miles for miscarriage

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]As many of you will know, our path to becoming parents has been a little rocky. We’ve had four miscarriages now – and we don’t yet know why, or even if there is a reason. [/p][p]Back in March, I ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon, also fundraising Tommy's, after our third loss. We'd hoped that might mark the end of the long-distance running for me for a while, and while I did get pregnant again shortly after that race, sadly we recently lost that baby, too. [/p][p]So here we are again, another miscarriage, more miles, and (hopefully) more money. [/p][p]Around one in five pregnancies sadly end in miscarriage. It is incredibly common but that doesn’t make it any less devastating. One in 100 couples, like me and Dan, will experience recurrent miscarriage, which means three in a row or more. Some couples go through this upwards of ten times before they get their longed for baby. [/p][p]For most people who miscarry, there are almost no answers. No one can tell you why it has happened, or whether it will happen again (and again). [/p][p]For many people the best explanation for why they keep losing baby after baby is that it is just ‘bad luck’ or ‘one of those things’.[/p][p]This is why we raise money for Tommy’s, the baby charity. As well as vital research into premature and stillbirth, and making all pregnancies safer, Tommy’s aims to find better tests and treatments for miscarriage and to improve care and support for people going through it – as well as being physically traumatic, the psychological impact can floor you, yet there is no routine after-care for women who miscarry. [/p][p]It’s not good enough to assume nothing can be done. It may be common, but a miscarriage is not a cold to be shrugged off. [/p][p]We need answers and we need to talk about pregnancy loss more openly. Tommy’s campaigns brilliantly on this, sharing people's stories and making people feel less alone. [/p][p]Thanks for reading,[/p][p]Jennie (and Dan - but he has his own fundraising page now too...) x[/p][p][br][/p][p]Ps. You can read more of our story here: [url=http://www.uterusmonologues.com  ]uterusmonologues.com[/url][/p]

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Supporters

30-Oct-2018

Beauty sale latecomers

£27.90

14-Oct-2018

Anonymous

well done lots of love cccx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

14-Oct-2018

Alena

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

14-Oct-2018

Zoe

Congratulations on your half marathon, every mile is making a difference - your positivity is inspiring! X

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

14-Oct-2018

Rainbowbabyquest

Well done guys!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

13-Oct-2018

Jeff and Dickie

Run Jennie Run (Faster than Dan)

£36.00 plus £9.00 Gift Aid

03-Oct-2018

The Calder-Brays including the furry ones

Please, please beat Daniel for us. Ta. xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

18-Sep-2018

Polly

Good luck Jen! Lots of love xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

18-Sep-2018

Dad

Happy Birthday Jenni, I know this means a lot to you. Good luck with the fundraising

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

30-Jul-2018

Hayley Wailey

Good luck Jennie :)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid