#49 Fibroids, PAPP-A and PTSD with Christina Rothwell

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In Episode 49 of Footprints on our Hearts, I talk to Christina Rothwell about her experience of losing her baby daughter during the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact the changes to maternity care had on her pregnancy.

In the interview, we talk about:

  • Getting pregnant and finding out she had a fibroid on the outside of her uterus and low PAPP-A (6:27)
  • Going in for a repeat scan at 21-weeks and finding out her baby had died. (24:53)
  • Being given a tablet to prepare her body for labour and going in to give birth (31:38)
  • Deciding not to meet her baby, then changing her mind after she was born (39:44)
  • Meeting Peanut and feeling scared about what she’d look like (49:11)
  • Getting the post-mortem results but still not getting certainty over why she had died (53:49)
  • Christina’s experience of PTSD and how therapy has helped her overcome her trauma (56:14)

You can connect with Christina on Instagram @christinarothwell.

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