chas and Paddy look ahead…
The couple meet with another woman who also lost her baby…
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Chas Dingle and Paddy Kirk have had to take each day as it comes since learning the tragic news that their unborn daughter will die after she’s born. The certainty that little ‘Margarita’ will never grow up is too painful to process in one go – it’s unknown territory.
After deciding to take the pregnancy to full-term to spend as much time with Margarita as they can, the couple had another tough decision to make about organ donation.
‘Me and you are untouchable and we can weather anything life throws at us,’ Paddy assured Chas previously.
As Chas’ due date creeps ever closer, the couple realise they need to think about what will happen after the baby is born. In a bid to prepare, they agree to the hospice’s suggestion that they meet up with a woman who’s been through a similar experience. After the woman, Joanne, visits them in The Woolpack, she tells Paddy and Chas her own history.
Her baby had a different problem to Margarita, but the child died. She reassures Chas and Paddy she’s there for them if they have any questions.
‘Chas is determined not to crumble and to stay strong for what’s ahead of them,’ reveals our Emmerdale source.
But will it become too much for her to bear?
Chas has been on a massive emotional journey since falling pregnant, from denial about the baby’s condition to hope and then despair.
With Chas now vowing to stay strong for her baby until the end, Paddy may be concerned that the grief of the situation will, despite his promises, break her.
Could talking to a woman who lost her baby help Chas?