Blog – Page 12 – Baby Loss Awareness Week

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Amy and I had five miscarriages over a period of 18 months. That was easily one of the most difficult periods of our 16-year relationship. We met at university and, while I can’t speak for her, I remember almost immediately feeling like this was someone I...

Looking after the partners of people who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss is something that everyone can help do – friends, family, health professionals and colleagues. ​ Partners often feel they have to be strong and keep their feelings hidden, or that their wellbeing isn't important. They can often be sidelined by pregnancy, maternity or...

Being only 5 when my sister died, my parents decided that my brother and I wouldn’t attend the funeral, we didn’t get the chance to say goodbye, if I am honest I’m not sure that I have ever really gotten over this fact. My sister’s...

Midwife Amina has shared some of her top tips on how she looks after herself and her team.​ Amina said: “On the ward, I work in a great team who are constantly making sure we're taking our break. We also have a volunteer wellbeing service who visit every day with a tea...

Throughout the pandemic, those working on the frontline have not only had to face the personal impact of lockdown and changing restrictions, but also its effect on the way they carry out their important jobs. Increased pressures on services, alongside the added stress restrictions have had on parents, made supportive...

Sarah lost her baby boy 24 hours after his birth, 11 years ago, due to an inoperable heart condition. ​ She said: "Having also lost a parent (my mum died six years ago), the thing that is so challenging and life-limiting about losing a child, is the loss of a future in which...

In January 2021 Emily made the heart-breaking decision to terminate her pregnancy, after he was diagnosed in a 20-week scan with Myelomeningocele, the most severe type of spina bifida. ​ Emily says: "I honestly thought I would fight for my baby, and I have always said that nothing would...