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

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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

Stillbirth Stories : Because Each Story Matters

Almost eighteen months ago, I submitted our story in response to to a call out on Twitter. At that point, I didn't really know much about the project, other than it was endorsed by Tommys and SANDS. Once I heard more about it, it transpired that Nicola Gibson and Emma Beck where working on a … Continue reading Stillbirth Stories : Because Each Story Matters

#LeoForTommysAuction

I wanted to share a fundraising project that we've been working on. If you don't follow us on social media, you may not have seen that we've put together an auction to raise money for Tommys on Instagram. The fundraising focus has now shifted to the London Landmarks Half in March and we are approximately … Continue reading #LeoForTommysAuction

Butterfly Awards 2017

Apologies for the quiet over here lately, we've been busy moving house! I just wanted to put a post up to let people know about The Butterfly Awards if they don't follow along on social media. The Butterfly Awards aim to celebrate and raise awareness of the people, both personally and professionally, affected by Baby … Continue reading Butterfly Awards 2017

What to #SimplySay to someone after a miscarriage

Yesterday, The Miscarriage Association launched their #SimplySay campaign to highlight the different things you could say to support someone following a miscarriage - as well as some typical things to avoid... It's really great to see organisations tackle this aspect of baby loss. It might seem like a small thing to some people, but seriously … Continue reading What to #SimplySay to someone after a miscarriage

Why are we Fundraising for Tommy’s?

I'll admit, I've been meaning to write a dedicated blog post about why we are fundraising for Tommy's for quite some time. So, with a week to go until Ride London - I've given myself a kick, and I'm going to give it a bash. Ride London is our biggest event so far, but as … Continue reading Why are we Fundraising for Tommy’s?

Sharing our Journey : Tommy’s Maternal & Fetal Health Research Centre 

Today, we had the honour of attending a training event for Central Manchester NHS Trust, as a patient representative for the Rainbow Clinic.  We've discussed previously our involvement with the Clinic - it uniquely provides care in a subsequent pregnancy following a stillbirth or neonatal death. Their method of antenatal care is all inclusive, providing … Continue reading Sharing our Journey : Tommy’s Maternal & Fetal Health Research Centre