Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 25 – 28

An update on our Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support, following Magpie's pregnancy from Week 25 - 28.   Week 25: National I am in Control Day "Our relationship with control is absolutely what breeds our anxiety. You are suddenly very aware of how little control you actually have over the essence of [...]

Heads Together & #oktosay

I've been really impressed lately with the Head Together foundation in general, and their message of #oktosay - I spotted today that they've got their own emoji with their hashtag on Twitter, so its clearly going places! Not that a campaign led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry was ever really going [...]

Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Weeks 21 – 24

Here are our most recent Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support for those who are wanting to follow this aspect of our journey.  Week 21: Hitting Maximum "I’d describe this week as proof that the old stress analogy of the overflowing glass of water is spot on. I most certainly hit my maximum. [...]

What I Want You to Know about Pregnancy After Loss

All week I've been participating in Pregancy After Loss Awareness Week and the final prompt is to write down what I want people to know about Pregnancy After Loss (PAL). It's a topic that I've been mulling over for a while now, and trying to find the right words to express such a complex bundle [...]

Baby Loss and International Women’s Day 2017

Today is International Women's Day - a day to celebrate the women's rights movements, and the position that women hold today in society as a result, but also campaign for change and progress. This year's theme centres around women in the world of work with the moto of #BeBoldForChange. Whilst I've always been aware as a [...]

Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Weeks 17-20

Here are our most recent Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support for those who are wanting to follow this aspect of our journey. Looking back at these really has shown me how much changes in four short weeks. Week 17: Reaching Milestones:  "I am so, so grateful for the Rainbow Clinic, Tommys and the whole [...]

On the Due Date of the Baby We Miscarried

Today, is our due date. The due date of the baby we miscarried in summer, of our flicker of hope, of our little Robin. I didn't actually remember until mid morning. Or at least I didn't really click that it was the 23rd until mid morning. I'd known that this date was approaching. It's a [...]

#LeoForTommys Virtual Step Challenge 

You are all invited to take part in our virtual step challenge to help raise money for Tommy's and win a Borders Bakeshop Lion Bar themed box of goodies! Trust us, they are worth the steppage! Anyone can take part, just record you steps throughout the week commencing March 20th and whoever records the most [...]

Stillbirth : This isn’t Normal 

Recently, I have a renewed and refreshed sense of what has happened actually happened to us. Or more specifically, to Leo. Lately, when we are sad, we are sad not because of Leo, but for Leo. Everywhere, I see the opportunities that he should have had. I see first birthday banners, and parties. I hear [...]