Extended Family Thinks I FAKED Pregnancy!!
Hello, everyone. So, back in March I had a missed miscarriage. I was supposed to be 12 weeks, but fetal demise happened around 9 weeks, even though we had heard a healthy heartbeat at the OB around then. My husband and I were absolutely devasted. It was my first pregnancy and we were really excited. Instead of getting a D&C I opted to use cytotec and pass everything at home, which was just a harrowing experience to say the least. When I passed the fetus, I just COULDN'T bring myself to flush it down the toilet like my OB said, so my husband and I buried and got a nice garden stone.
Anyway, just yesterday my aunt (quite out of the blue) completely went off on me and said evil, horrible things like "I know you weren't really pregnant!!" "Everyone thinks you're crazy and that you faked it!!" "What'd you bury back there? A tampon?" So I talked with one of my cousins (not any of said aunt's children) and she said that particular aunt has been saying that since it happened and that everyone had been "confused that I buried the fetus instead of taking it to the hospital for testing." Thing is, NONE of them even bothered talking to me about it. I thought it strange that hardly anybody offered any condolences, now I know it's because they think I faked it.
It has been so hard coping with the loss as it is. Everyday has been a struggle for me. It hard enough dealing with the fact that my baby's life was so brief and to find out that people who have known me my entire life, people that are supposed to love me DENY that I was pregnant in the first place? It's unbearable. I'm so crushed, confused, and feel so alone. If my pregnancy had ended with the birth of a healthy baby, they wouldn't even be thinking these things. I really, really need some support.