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
APRIL 23rd : a discussion on wider family dynamics and how to manage grief within these wider relationships
MAY 7th : Marc Harder, from SANDS, will be joining us to share an update from the final National Bereavement Care Pathway evaluation
MAY 14th : Dr Karl McPherson will join us to discuss baby loss in the BAME community
MAY 21st : we will discuss the emotion of guilt after loss and how we can ease it
MAY 28th : #BabyLossHour Check Up – how is everyone doing?
JUNE 4th : Sands United football team will join us to talk about the benefits of sport, exercise and community after loss
JUNE 11th : Richard Boyd, from Shoebox Full of Memories, will join us in celebration of Father’s Day
JUNE 18th : 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.
JUNE 25th : Claire Ward, from My Tribe Yoga, will join us to discuss the benefits of yoga after loss
JULY 2nd : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?
JULY 9th : Jen from Norfolk & Norwich Baby Bereavement Group will join us to talk about local innovation to improve support
JULY 16th : Dr Catriona Davis will join us to talk about the role of the GP following pregnancy and baby loss
JULY 23rd : a discussion on managing relationships with partners and spouses following the loss of a baby
JULY 30th : My Ectopic Pregnancy will be joining us to talk about the loss of a baby following an ectopic pregnancy.
AUGUST 6th : #BabyLossHour Check Up – first chat of the month drop in session – how is everyone doing?
AUGUST 13th : TBC – Talking Heads
AUGUST 20th : Topic TBC
AUGUST 27th : We will be joined by Zephyr’s – topic TBC
If anyone requires support, please do look at my Information & Support page to discover key organisations that are there to listen.