Blog – Page 6 – Baby Loss Awareness Week

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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...

‘I am really sorry Leanne, but I am afraid there is no heartbeat.’ Those dreaded, empty words play out around and around in my mind every single day. When Leanne went to hospital earlier this year for a regular check-up at 34 weeks pregnant, she felt...

Anthony Hubbard’s son Charlie was stillborn on 4th January 2019. He has found his own way to cope with his and his partner’s loss through raising funds for several charities and working with his employer to improve workplace support for anyone affected by pregnancy and...

Baby Loss Awareness Week is a wonderful way for everyone in society to acknowledge the lives of babies gone too soon, as well as raise awareness of the needs of bereaved families. With the fantastic growth in the numbers of people getting involved, it is important to acknowledge that more people will need to be mindful of the impact such an intense time spent talking, reading, watching or listening to stories of loss can have on their wellbeing.