#BabyLossHour

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.

If you are not sure how to get involved in Baby Loss Hour – watch this handy vlog, here

"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

Baby Loss Hour happens every Tuesday evening between 8-9pm from the @thelegacyofleo account and via the #BabyLossHour hashtag. Please do join in, and get involved. Check out the schedule below…


 SCHEDULE

JANUARY 

JANUARY 1st : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?

JANUARY 8th : How do we go about looking forward after loss and making plans for the future?

JANUARY 15th : GUEST HOST : Lisa Ramsey will be joining us from the Maternity Voices Partnership to discuss how they cans support bereaved parents to help inform change in maternity services. 

JANUARY 22nd : GUEST HOST : Leo’s Neonatal will be joining us to discuss the loss of a baby or babies following a pregnancy of multiples, before, during or after birth

JANUARY 29th : A discussion on representation and diversity in loss in the media and online?

 

FEBRUARY 

FEBRUARY 5th : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?

FEBRUARY 12th : Caroline Lloyd aka The Grief Geek will be leading a discussion on hierarchies in grief, following her #ItStillTakesAVillage spotlight 

FEBRUARY 19th : How can someone best support a bereaved parent?

FEBRUARY 26th : Jennie Agg, journalist and pregnancy loss blogger, will be joining us to discuss the ins and outs of sharing stories of baby loss in the media

 

MARCH

MARCH 5th : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?

MARCH 12th : Supporting vs breaking the echo chamber? What is the priority?

MARCH 19th : Kate Pinney, from Tommy’s Midwives, will be joining us to talk about supporting bereaved parents from a Health Visitor perspective

MARCH 26th : Pregnancy After Loss Support will join us as part of their PAL Awareness Month

APRIL

APRIL 2nd : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?

APRIL 9th : a discussion on mementoes after loss, their meaning and how things can change over time

APRIL 16th : Alice Jolly, author of Dead Babies and Seaside Towns, will be joining us to talk about using a book to create a memorial for your baby.

APRIL 23rd : a discussion on wider family dynamics and how to manage grief within these wider relationships


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.

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


To catch up on past Baby Loss Hour chats, visit the archive here

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