Indeed, the 25-year-old mom-to-be simply couldn’t wait to see her baby on screen. What’s more, she knew exactly what to expect, having cooed over her friend’s own scan pictures and searched the #8weeks tag on Instagram. But while Emily may have felt duly prepared for her ultrasound as a result, she may have never predicted what would happen next.
Emily later relayed the events of the day of her scan in a Facebook post. “My heart was beating out of my chest. This was exciting,” she wrote in January 2017. “This was a day my husband and I had been waiting for, for over a year.”
However, when the technician started the scan, hers looked nothing like the images she had researched online: where there should have been a baby, there was simply a blank space. “I saw nothing because my body was just hours away from miscarrying,” Emily revealed in her heartbreaking post.