This week, I talk to Jenna Johnson about her daughter, Poppy Hope, who died just 26 hours after birth in May 2020. Jenna was told Poppy was likely to die shortly after a premature rupture of membranes at 12 weeks, but Poppy proved to be a fighter and made it all the way to 33 weeks before arriving into the world.
In the interview, we talk about:
- Jenna’s bicornuate uterus and her pregnancy with her first child, Daisy (5:40)
- The early weeks of her pregnancy with Poppy and discovering she had premature rupturing of her membranes at 12 weeks (16:37)
- The impact of PPROM and being given a choice between miscarrying naturally or terminating her pregnancy (26:20)
- Research, second opinions and clinging to hope (30:22)
- Going into lockdown and the impact of Covid-19 on her antenatal care (40:50)
- Going into labour at 33 weeks, being left in triage alone and Jenna’s emergency c section (48:52)
- Poppy’s 26 hours of life (1:03:10)
- Making memories as a family at Claire House Hospice (1:13:14)
You can connect with Jenna on Instagram @Jenno01.
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