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Mum opens up about the heart stopping moment her ‘car seat filled with bodily fluid’ after suffering a serious pregnancy complications.

Ruby Matthews, 23, is mum to one-year-old Rocket and is pregnant with her second child. The Byron Bay mum regularly documents her daily life on social media and has a strong following of 197,000 fans.

On Saturday Ms Matthews opened up more than she ever has before to reveal the horrifying moment she thought she’d lost her second baby, shares Daily Mail.

‘I’ve been trying to find the words to talk about this but in all honesty my body and mind have been too weak,’ the caption on Instagram began.

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‘We found out late February we were expecting a second baby due at the end of the year. I was due to announce the big news on Mother’s Day, all our close family and friends knew.

‘I thought I was safe in my second trimester. Early Thursday morning as I was driving Rocket and myself up the coast I felt this odd popping sensation and then a massive gush of fluid and blood.

‘My car seat was filled with bloodily fluid. I turned around and headed straight for Byron hospital, I was then taken by ambulance to John Flynn as I started to lose too much blood,’ she continued.

Ms Matthew’s obstetrician began to prepare her for surgery but she continued to ‘bleed’ for another 12 hours before it stopped almost as suddenly as it had started.

‘I was 100 per cent sure we lost the baby. A quick ultrasound revealed the baby still had a heart beat but I was told it only had a 5 per cent chance of making it through the night as they couldn’t tell how much amniotic fluid was left around the baby.

‘Three days have past, I’m in dull pain and still unsure of what is happening. It’s been the hardest week of my life having Ryan away for work and not being able to see Rocket.

Her fiance Ryan Heywood regularly travels for business and her son was in the safe hands of Ms Matthews mother and father during the ordeal.

‘I’m waiting for a scan today to tell me if I have enough amniotic fluid and the baby still has a heart beat. And even if I do and the baby has heart beat I’ve been told I have a 20-25 per cent chance of making it to full term.

‘I wanted to share this to let other mums know they are not alone and it’s okay to share (sometimes easier), to create an understanding of what I’m going through so you have patience with me, and so I have support and your positive energy.

‘I have put my faith in the universe and what will happen will happen and I know I’ll be okay in the end, it just doesn’t make the pain any easier right now,’ she wrote.

I’ve been trying to find the words to talk about this but in all honesty my body and mind have been to weak. We found out late February we were expecting a second baby due at the end of the year. I was due to announce the big news on Mother’s Day, all our close family and friends knew. I thought I was safe in my second trimester. Early Thursday morning as I was driving rocket and my self up the coast and I felt this odd popping sensation and then a massive gush of fluid and blood ! my car seat was filled with bloodily fluid . I turned around and headed straight for Byron hospital, I was then taken by ambulance to John Flynn as I started to loose to much blood. My OB started preparing me for surgery, I bled for 12 hours and all of a sudden stoped. I was 100% sure we lost the baby. A quick ultrasound revealed the baby still had a heart beat but I was told it only had a 5% chance of making t through the night as they couldn’t tell how much amniotic fluid was left around the baby, 3 days have past I’m in dull pain and still unsure of what is happening. It’s been the hardest week of my life having ryan away for work and not being able to see rocket. I’m waiting for a scan today to tell me if I have enough amniotic fluid and the baby still has a heart beat . And even if I do and the baby has heart beat I’ve been told I have a 20-25% chance of making it to full term. I wanted to share this to let other mums know they are not alone and it’s okay to share (sometimes easier) , to create an understanding of what I’m going through so you have patience with me , and so I have support and your positive energy . I have put my faith in the universe and what will happen will happen and I know I’ll be okay in the end, it just doesn’t make the pain any easier right now . A massive thank you to my best friends and new friends . You have been my life line . And my mum and dad for looking after rocket.

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Ms Matthews posted an ultrasound photo alongside the heartbreaking caption before updating her followers a few days later on the state of her unborn child.

‘After five days of not knowing, the feeling of going home to Rocket, still with my little babe in my belly makes me feel beyond lucky. ‘I know I have a long way to go until I’m in the clear, I know my chances of this happening again are high.

‘But for now I feel so lucky and I’m taking each day as it comes. So thankful for all the messages of support and love,’ she said accompanying the caption with a baby bump picture. After seeing her ‘bub’ on Tuesday ‘rolling around and sucking his or her thumb’ Ms Matthews told her followers she lives in hope that no further complications will arise.

She also added in another post, “I got to see Bub today rolling around sucking his or her thumb. After what just happened I find it hard to feel excited. I’m in limbo, and my brain can’t stop saying ” what if ” ……  one thing I still have is hope.”

“If your going through a hard time remember to be kind to yourself, it helps treating yourself to your favourite comfort food, putting on some make up, washing your hair, or buying a new dress or 4 oppps.  And remember take each day as it comes, healing is a slow process.”

Yesterday she posted “Bump and I still going strong!”

We have our fingers crossed for Ruby that she continues along with a healthy pregnancy.

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  • So scary, I really hope she makes it through!

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  • wow that is scary. I wonder if other mums have had a similar sort of experience

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  • I hope the remainder of Ruby’s pregnancy is problem free. Fortunately she has her parents to care for her son. Imagine the stress had that not been possible.
    Being so far from a large hospital able to cope with such emergencies is always a concern

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  • From the second you find out you are pregnant you have an insane connection with your baby, this would just be heart breaking. Sending you lots of prayers Ruby.

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  • You’re very lucky indeed !
    I know the scare of losing all fluids and plenty of blood. By me it didn’t end so well at those moments, resulting in curretages in the hospital and splashings of hope. But all went well at later pregnancies. All you can do know is rest, be sweet to yourself and spoil yourself with things that make you feel good.
    Hope and pray you can carry your bubs to full term.

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  • oh goodness that does sound very scary – wishing her and bubs all the best for the rest of the pregnancy – take it easy and take care

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  • Good luck Ruby.

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