Using a Newly Found Passion to Make a Difference to Someone Else’s Life | Lucy, Founder of Upon Butterfly Wings for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Using a Newly Found Passion to Make a Difference to Someone Else’s Life | Spotlight on Lucy from Upon Butterfly Wings for #ItStillTakesAVillage

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Helping Others Feel Less Alone | Sharon, TAMBA Bereavement Support Group Coordinator for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Helping Others Feel Less Alone | Spotlight on Sharon Darke, from TAMBA for #ItStillTakesAVillage @Sharondarke @tamba_twins_mb

The Future Motivates Me, The Past Inspires Me | Danielle, Researcher for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

"We need to do something about this silence!" Read about @Daniellep89 experiences of baby loss, and turning her own loss into the motivation to research stillbirth. #ItStillTakesAVillage #Stillbirth

Focusing on the Impact of Loss over Hierarchies in Grief | Caroline, Author and Researcher for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Welcome to the It Still Takes a Village - Working in Baby Loss Interview Series where we take a closer look at those who dedicate their day to day to preventing baby loss and supporting those affected. You can read more interviews, here. I'd like to introduce you to Caroline, of The Grief Geek. Caroline is an … Continue reading Focusing on the Impact of Loss over Hierarchies in Grief | Caroline, Author and Researcher for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Making Sure Parent’s Voices Are Heard | Lee, Press & PR Officer at SANDS for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

If you sadly experience a stillbirth or neonatal death, the first place you are often signposted to is SANDS. This year, SANDS, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity, celebrated their 40th year. Its incredible to think about all the progress that has been made on both the prevention and bereavement care sides of baby loss since they began - and whilst there is still so much more to do - we should all be thankful that they exist. For this spotlight, I'd like to introduce you to Lee from SANDS... 

Watching People Become Parents, Even When a Baby has Sadly Died | Karen, a Bereavement Midwife for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Welcome to the latest addition to the It Still Takes a Village - Working in Baby Loss Interview Series where we take a closer look at those who dedicate their day to day to preventing baby loss and supporting those affected. You can read more interviews, here. I should expect that most people consider the role of … Continue reading Watching People Become Parents, Even When a Baby has Sadly Died | Karen, a Bereavement Midwife for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Swinging Between Trees and Dangling at Height – Igniting My Lion Heart

A short blog on our Go Ape Adventure as part of our Ignite Your Lion Heart Challenge – first posted at http://www.igniteyourlionheart.wordpress.com

Ignite Your Lion Heart

When I started to think up the idea of Ignite Your Lion Heart, it developed from the idea of me doing Go Ape.

Ever since we started fundraising for baby loss charities, I knew it would be the thing that, for me, would be beyond challenging. I’m not a runner, I can’t ride a bike – so whilst tackling the norms of a run or bike ride would still be a challenge, Go Ape would be full of fear and apprehension. Really full of it.

Just looking at the YouTube videos made me cry. The idea of doing it seemed so far from ever being possible, so I needed to surround it with a bigger project. It couldn’t just me be pushing myself this far, I’d never do it alone so I needed to drag others in for the ride too…!

I bit the bullet, and booked it and then…

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Managing Life whilst Pregnant After Loss

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts about navigating pregnancy after loss - you can read the introduction, and follow links to the other posts in this series here. Life. You loose a baby, and eventually life continues, the pace speeds up, you get brave and start RSVPing yes, instead of … Continue reading Managing Life whilst Pregnant After Loss

Dealing with Grief whilst Pregnant After Loss

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts about navigating pregnancy after loss - you can read the introduction, and follow links to the other posts in this series here. When considering trying to conceive after loss, or navigating a pregnancy after loss, the emotional layer of grief really makes the whole … Continue reading Dealing with Grief whilst Pregnant After Loss