Stories – Baby Loss Awareness Week

Your Stories

Here you can read about the experiences of bereaved parents, family members and friends affected by pregnancy or baby loss.

 

We are very grateful to everyone who has shared their stories of loss with us and they help us to raise awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy or baby loss, and also help other bereaved parents and families to feel less alone.

Broken Empty, numb, with a distraught mind, feeling like a piece of me has died inside. That gaping hole longing to be a mum, forever grieving Brandon, my first son. Whose life was cut short far too soon, now united with the angels, shining from the moon.   It’s been two months, yet I’m...

Born Still Still remember the loss Still remember being left Still remember the fear Still remember the reality Still remember your birth Still remember the sadness Still remember the silence Still remember the feelings Still remember empty Still remember time stopping Still remember shock Still remember how lost Still remember the what if’s Still remember YOU Still Born! 3rd...

We’re lucky - we have a gorgeous, wonderful rainbow, an amazing miracle amidst the losses. An early miscarriage shattering our rose tinted glasses, followed soon after by a missed miscarriage with painful medical management. And then a year of trying before an anxious, never relaxed pregnancy...

The television was loud and the children were laughing; I was surrounded by activity but I felt I was all alone. Suddenly my heart sank and I knew instinctively something was wrong. My heart started pounding, the palms of my hands were clammy and I could...

Sarah and James de Malplaquet's son Kit died on the 29th September 2017 when he was just 13 days old. HSV1 or herpes simplex type 1, the virus Kit died from, is the same virus which causes cold sores in adults. Sarah and James set up...

Our daughter Prem-Amour was born asleep on June 18th 2011. She was stillborn at 27 weeks. She suffered from growth restriction but we don’t know why. We joined the Sanskrit and French word for love and called her Prem-Amour because she filled our hearts with...

My daughter, Isabel, died at 4 months of age as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In 2012 the impossible happened…. well we thought it was impossible. Our day started out as an ordinary Monday and by 4pm we had lost our youngest child. Our...