My mom lost her first child to placental abruption. It happened before the baby was ready to come out, and since there was no way to reattach the placenta and my mom was bleeding a lot, they had to operate to remove the fetus.
She was so upset that she thought she would not have the strength to try to get pregnant again. Even though nothing indicated that she would be at risk of a failed pregnancy in the future, the hurt was just too great.
After two years of feeling this way, she decided that she wanted a baby badly enough to face her fear. I am really glad that she did, because otherwise, I wouldn’t be here.