Stories – Page 6 – Baby Loss Awareness Week

Stories

Rowan experienced pregnancy loss through an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is where the pregnancy implants in a location that is not within the cavity of the womb. Sadly the pregnancy cannot be saved and it can be a life threatening condition for the woman or...

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...

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...

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...