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. [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Heads Together & #oktosay

I've been really impressed lately with the Head Together foundation in general, and their message of #oktosay - I spotted today that they've got their own emoji with their hashtag on Twitter, so its clearly going places! Not that a campaign led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry was ever really going [...]