In the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth. The emotional impact this has is devastating and leaves parents with so many unanswered questions.I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say I find social media really upsetting whilst going through loss. Now this isn't a 'thing' this … Continue reading The World of Social Media
Happy 70th birthday NHS Although I am currently trying to change the testing for Group B Strep as they didn’t provide me with one or information whilst pregnant and signs for Sepsis. I wanted to say a big thank you to the NHS for providing me & my husband with the amazing midwives that looked … Continue reading Happy 70th Birthday NHS
When a person passes away from old age you expect and know what happens, we get old, we die. It's blunt but there is no words because that's what's supposed to happen when we have a wonderful life and get old. When a baby dies at birth it's totally different, how do you go on … Continue reading How Do You Tell Someone Your Baby Died?
Since becoming a mother and a bereaved one I feel that no one wants to understand what it's like to walk in our shoes and of course you don't, you don't want to know what it's like to have something every one else has got or have that missing piece cut out of your heart. … Continue reading “How are you?”
What's your purpose in life? Is it to survive in this world? Or is it to put food on the table, work are arses off for that holiday, house or new car? Provide for our family's? In life we aren't told what purpose is ours someone doesn't say to us your purpose is this and … Continue reading Having A Purpose
One of things I had planned in my mind was that I would be returning to work by March. Although it would have only been 4 months on I was determined I would be going back and leading a life of 'new normal' not only for me but to prove to myself and make my … Continue reading Returning to Work
Where do I start, there is actually no words to describe the pain. The pain of not having my baby by my side. How's your baby? Errrr 'I had a stillbirth' the words I've not wanted to say for such a long time ~ is it acceptance that Violet has gone? Yes.To help me through … Continue reading How’s your baby?
A post on society's actions whilst grieving & social media If you saw me in public what would you do? Would you say hi? Would you ignore me? Would you walk over and hug me? Would you cross the street to avoid me? Would you ask how I am?I know what I would do if … Continue reading To speak or not to speak
Happy International Women’s day to all the wonderful women out there YOU are AMAZING!Wether you are a baby girl, a young teen, a woman, a bereaved mother, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an auntie, a great grandmother YOU are amazing! And it's time today to give yourself the appreciation you deserve! I want to … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day
Hello to all you males, each and every single one of you wether you are a bereaved father a father or not a father.Today I bought our local paper, something caught my eye, a photo on the front page of a very smiley bald headed man who is one of our friends. The local paper … Continue reading Fathers, it’s ok to talk