When British couple Alicia Kiernan, 24, and Cairon Booth, 28, learned they were expecting after two years of trying to fall pregnant, they were completely over the moon.
But early on in the pregnancy, Kiernan experienced bleeding and after 24 hours of waiting in a hospital emergency room, she was told the devastating news that her baby no longer had a heartbeat.
"They said I was seven weeks plus and that there was no foetal heartbeat," Alicia told The Sun, adding that she "completely broke down" upon hearing the news.
Heartbroken, Kiernan, from Nottingham, decided to take the incredibly difficult next step.
"I chose to have an operation to remove the baby," she said. "I didn't want to wait for it to pass, I wasn't strong enough."
But when Kiernan told her mother what was happening, she realised that her dates and the hospital's dates didn't match.