Harper-Lou's Backstory

In loving memory of
Harper-Lou Grace Wallace-Smith
My pregnancy started off beautifully until my 12 week scan when my world came crashing down. They found a lot of fluid behind my baby’s neck and I was told “do not expect a heartbeat after 16 weeks”. After numerous scans, a CVS test and a load of bloods, my precious baby was diagnosed with Turners Syndrome.

Turners Syndrome is a female-only genetic disorder that affects about 1 in every 2,000 baby girls. A girl with Turner syndrome only has one normal X chromosome, rather than the usual two. Harper-Lou had a lot of fluid inside and surrounding her body. Her heart on the left hand side did not form properly, by 18 weeks she had water on the brain.

My precious daughter was born sleeping into the world at 5.10am on the 9th November 2019 at 20 weeks and 3 days gestation. The Worcester Royal Bereavement staff helped me make as many memories as I could in the short time I had with my daughter.

Harper-Lou is always in my heart and her story will never be forgotten. Shine bright Princess, I love you to the moon and back x