Here is Paige Featherstone's story about her daughter with TS.
As a young mummy I've learned that health is the most important thing in life. At 16 years old I found out I was pregnant. I decided to take the responsibilities and bring my child up the best I could. At my 1st scan (13 weeks), I found out my little girl had a Cystic Hygroma measuring at 2.6cm x 3cm. At 14 weeks I had a CVS done and it came back my baby had turner syndrome and was a girl. I looked up on the internet about TS and decided to give my little girl a chance to live and choose her own fate. At 17 weeks Abbigail developed hydrops around her lungs, under her skin, around her heart and abdomen. I turned 17 years old in march 2010, At 20 weeks she then developed a heart problem where her left aorta was smaller than it should be.
At 22 weeks and 2 days I found out Abbigail had passed away. My world just ended! I had grown up so much for this brave little girl and she got taken away. I was a complete mess. At 22 weeks + 5 days on 22nd april 2010 I gave birth to Abbigail Sharron-Paige at 7:11 pm weighing 1lb 4oz. She was perfect the most beautifulest little girl I have ever seen in my whole life. I had to say hello and goodbye in the same day. It was awful; I just wanted her back. I had Abbigail blessed and spent 7hours with her. On 30th april 2010 I buried my 8 day old daughter, I was the one who carried her coffin to her grave; something every mummy doesn't want to do. 11 months on I take a day at a time and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't think about her. Health is the most important thing to me and I will never take anything for granted again; having a healthy baby means a lot and I think the more we spread the word of TS and hydrops the more people will realize what a healthy baby means.
Rest in peace baby Abbigail xxx