Baby Loss Hour aims to create a regular space for those affected or invested in Baby Loss to share, learn and connect about life after loss.
“Baby Loss Hour has been incredibly helpful to me. I lost my baby shortly after birth and came to Instagram to find other mums in the same position. The support I found was amazing. The people I have interacted with during Baby Loss Hour have helped me get my head around how I’m doing and they have encouraged me to be more gentle to myself. Having people who have gone through what I am currently going through has bee amazing and I have felt confident to ask all the questions I don’t have anywhere else to ask” – Harry’s Mum, Mary
“To me it means support, comfort and understanding. A safe place to ask and share whatever you need to, to people who get it. You can be completely open and honest without being judged. I only hope many more people can find this chat, to be given the level of support & compassion that only comes from the loss community.” – Noah’s mum, Sarah
I am no expert, and I don’t pretend to have the answers – I am just a parent who who has experienced stillbirth and miscarriage – 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.
“For me #BabyLossHour is an hour of the week where I can put all my energy in to mothering Jason and not feel guilty about it. I can openly talk to others who just know and understand and don’t feel like I am being judged because three years later I haven’t “moved on” from the loss of my son. Baby Loss Hour brings a very lonely situation and throws you in with others to prove you are not alone.” – Jason mum, Amy
August 3rd : experiencing the death of a baby whilst also parenting living children
August 11th : in what ways are you or your organisation actively addressing the disparity in maternal outcomes for Black and monitory ethnic communities?
August 18th : how best can charities and support services actively include individual experiences of loss to ensure that no-one is left further isolated in loss?
August 25th : what are the long term implications of the Covid 19 pandemic on bereaved parents and what can we do about it?
September 1st : the missing school years, it’s impact and how to balance the week ahead
September 7th : in aid of World Suicide Prevention Day, what is needed to best protect the vulnerable mental health of bereaved parents?
September 15th : navigating the time between a death and a funeral
September 22nd : being around other people’s pregnancies, whether friend, family or colleague, and how to balance the emotions of all involved
September 29th : forgiving those who let us down – do we need too and how can we do it, especially when relationships have broken down?
October 6th : BLA MONTH
October 13th : BLA MONTH
October 20th : BLA MONTH
October 27th : BLA MONTH
November 3rd : Adopting after loss
November 10th : communicating death, loss and grief to children
November 17th : the challenges within the established new normal
November 24th : a look ahead for #AdventToRemember, in its 5th year
December 1st : how can other people remember and honour your child through the festive season?
December 8th : advocating for your or another persons health, after loss
December 15th : prioritising your recovery and protecting your self care
December 22nd : how to include your child in the small moments over the Christmas period?
December 29th : a gentle check in post Christmas
If anyone requires support, please do look at my Information & Support page to discover key organisations that are there to listen.