A HEARTBROKEN mum has spoken for the first time about the loss of her stillborn baby.
Angela and Tinny Bennett thought their family would be complete with the arrival of a little boy to join their two daughters, Cerys, four, and two-year-old Cara.
But the family’s joy turned to anguish when Angela, of Pennine Drive, Peterlee, suffered a miscarriage just four weeks later.
Over a weekend there was no movement from her unborn baby.
The 36-year-old was not too worried at first, as her daughters had turned in the womb and stopped kicking for a while.
But then she noticed a “pin-drop” of blood two days later.
Angela went to the University Hospital of Hartlepool expecting everything to be okay, but when she saw the sonographer’s face “drop” she knew something was wrong.
Medics got a second opinion, but it was confirmed that there was no heartbeat.
Angela was told she would have to go through labour.
She said: “I was completely dumbstruck.
“It’s nothing you can imagine until you actually go through it yourself.”
Cameron was born on May 31, weighing just 1lb 2oz.
Angela said: “I was numb, if I hadn’t seen him fully formed, it might not have been so bad.”
The little boy was buried with his great-grandparents at Stranton Cemetery, in Hartlepool.
Shortly after his birth, medics took pictures of Cameron for the family to have as a keepsake.
The Bennetts are raising more money, to buy a cradle cot for stillborns at the maternity unit, via Houghton-based 4Louis charity.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/cameronskisses.