#BabyLossHour

Over the past two years of running this blog, I have been active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and seen the various ways each of those places support the Baby Loss community. Following the success of several one off baby loss themed twitter chats, I had considered perhaps giving it a go myself to run regular hour long chats on Twitter. So, with the 2018 goal page blank, I set myself the target of making it a success!

AIM: to create a regular space for those affected or invested in all things Baby Loss to meet, chat and discuss the variety of topics that are involved.

I am no expert, and I don’t pretend to have the answers – I am just a parent who is approaching the second anniversary of the stillbirth of her first son – but I do know the power of peer-to-peer support, having a voice, and being listened too, discovering others who can say ‘me too’, and being informed in the bigger picture of baby loss outside of your own story. And that, to me, is what Baby Loss Hour can give people – people who can take part, and people who prefer to silently observe.

The following sessions are planned every Tuesday 8-9pm – led from the @thelegacyofleo account or via the #BabyLossHour hashtag.

JAN 23rd : Open Question & Answers – Just drop by and ask any question about Baby Loss and connect with others who may be able to help.

JAN 30th : GUEST HOST : Emma from Beyond Birth Trauma and Unfold Your Wings discussing trauma and birth trauma in baby loss and its ongoing impact on life and pregnancy and birth after loss, together with advice on healing and recovery.

FEB 6th : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?

FEB 13th : TBC

FEB 20th : Open Question & Answers – Just drop by and ask any question about Baby Loss and connect with others who may be able to help.

FEB 27th : GUEST HOST : Nicole Bowles from Our Missing Peace discussing loss after the neonatal stage. See more about Nicole’s campaign to unite bereaved parents here: Our Missing Peace

MARCH 3rd : #BabyLossHour Check Up on the approach to Mothers Day. 

MARCH 13th : Baby Loss on TV – how do we feel about the fictional dramatisation of Baby Loss on TV, and is it helpful to raise awareness overall as well as in our day to day lives? What self care do we need to consider?

MARCH 20th : Open Question & Answers – Just drop by and ask any question about Baby Loss and connect with others who may be able to help.

MARCH 27th : GUEST HOST TBC

APRIL 3rd : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?

APRIL 10th : TBC

APRIL 17th : Open Question & Answers – Just drop by and ask any question about Baby Loss and connect with others who may be able to help.

APRIL 24th : GUEST HOST :Little Things & Co will be guest hosting, leading a discussion on funerals, services and memorials, and how we can continue to commemorate the lives of our babies for years to come. You can follow their twitter here.


Please do share with others who you think would be interested, and follow me on Twitter to ensure you see the information ahead of the chats – as well as keeping an eye on the #BabyLossHour hashtag.

Thank you for everyones support in this – I really hope its useful.

If anyone requires support, please do look at my Information & Support page to discover key organisations that are there to listen. 

-J x

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