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 6th : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?
AUGUST 13th : Ross from Nine4Norah joins us in a discussion about taking on challenges in order to fundraise.
AUGUST 20th : Lucy Herd joins us to talk about campaigning for policy change following her determination and success in bringing in Parental Bereavement Leave.
AUGUST 27th : We will be joined by Zephyr’s to talk about create balance between life and loss.
SEPTEMBER 3rd : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?
SEPTEMBER 10th : Mental Health – Guest TBC
SEPTEMBER 17th : Share and find your local support – what is available close to you?
SEPTEMBER 24th : Steph, founder of Beyond Bea, will be tonight’s guest host.
Special themed activities all month in honour of BLAW and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Watch this space.
NOVEMBER 5th : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?
NOVEMBER 12th : Men’s Mental Health – Guest Host TBC
NOVEMBER 19th : World Prematurity Day (17th) with Bliss.
NOVEMBER 26th : ‘When everyone else is pregnant’ – dealing with other people’s pregnancies after a loss
DECEMBER 3rd : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?
DECEMBER 10th : Recurrent Loss with Tommy’s Midwives
DECEMBER 17th : Making Lemonade vs Accepting the Shit
DECEMBER 24th : For those that would like some Christmas Eve support, join us on the hashtag for a casual yet festive check in to share how you will remember your child over the next few days.
DECEMBER 31st : Celebrate two years of Baby Loss Hour together on New Year’s Eve
If anyone requires support, please do look at my Information & Support page to discover key organisations that are there to listen.