Better Births 2019 : Safety, Trust and Care

This week, I attended the NHS England Better Births Three Years On Event and share Leo and Eli's story. The event saw the annual review of the 2016 Better Births paper, aimed at improving maternity services in England. Over 500 people were in attendance across maternity, obstetric, neonatal and other related services together with families … Continue reading Better Births 2019 : Safety, Trust and Care

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Baby Loss Hour Specials for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

Baby Loss Hour started in January 2018, and since then, every single week parents, families, supporters, organisations and charities all invested or affected by baby loss have connected, signposted and supported each other every Tuesday evening on Twitter. It has become such a beautiful community - relaxed, welcoming and supportive. I am so, so proud … Continue reading Baby Loss Hour Specials for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

Diversity and Pride – It Matters

Diversity is such a buzz word at the moment isn’t it? Constantly “Where’s the diversity?!” cries at any campaign or marketing venture. I've made those cries myself. Diversity: a range of different things It’s something that I massively back, and it’s something that is a key motivator for me being here, in this little corner … Continue reading Diversity and Pride – It Matters

#StillATaboo – When You Go On Live TV…

The Internet gives us all a voice. A much louder, more heard voice than what we would have without it. Social media is a fantastic way to spread a message - whatever it is - and connect with people who either are spreading a similar message, or who just blow your mind that they bother … Continue reading #StillATaboo – When You Go On Live TV…

Normalising Stillbirth and Challenging Attitudes with Channel 5 News

Tomorrow night, I'll be on live television (please do not swear) alongside other families and professionals, discussing attitudes and support following stillbirth. I'm honoured to have been asked whilst at the same time trying to ignore the whole 'live television' aspect of it all. It'll all be alright on the night, right? The programme is particularly … Continue reading Normalising Stillbirth and Challenging Attitudes with Channel 5 News

“You are So Brave, I Just Don’t Know How You Do It”

There are many things that many, many people say to you once your baby has died. I should imagine that they are familiar to many people who walk their days without their child - but also others who have experienced trauma or bereavement, of any kind. "You are so brave"  Brave adjective ready to face and … Continue reading “You are So Brave, I Just Don’t Know How You Do It”

Progress at a Cost? | Defeating Stillbirth

This past week I've taken a step back from the blog and all things associated, on purpose, for the first time since we started this little corner of the world. It's been a well needed break and has created some worthy food for thought that I've struggled to compose in my head and make sense … Continue reading Progress at a Cost? | Defeating Stillbirth

Tommy’s #SleepOnSide in Pregnancy Campaign to help prevent Stillbirth

Back in September, we were honoured to be invited to a 'Bloggers and Influencers' event to help launch a new pregnancy health campaign, following some groundbreaking research from Tommy's and Prof Alexander Heazell. The event was hosted by Clemmie Telford, from Mother of All Lists fame, and was attended by people with much greater influencing … Continue reading Tommy’s #SleepOnSide in Pregnancy Campaign to help prevent Stillbirth

#AdventToRemember

Last year, to include and remember our son Leo, on what should have been his first Christmas, we created a little project that we called #AdventForLeo. In the lead up to Advent, we planned a number of activities so that we had something to remember him through every day. The thought process was that Christmas … Continue reading #AdventToRemember

When Awareness Raising is Heavy Hearted | Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017

Despite being so pleased with the range of coverage Baby Loss has gathered this week, it's also really really hard. It seems a lot of people in the Baby Loss community are incredibly heavy hearted whilst being really pleased that we seem to be getting somewhere with having the much needed conversations in the mainstream. … Continue reading When Awareness Raising is Heavy Hearted | Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017