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 [...]

Baby Loss and International Women’s Day 2017

Today is International Women's Day - a day to celebrate the women's rights movements, and the position that women hold today in society as a result, but also campaign for change and progress. This year's theme centres around women in the world of work with the moto of #BeBoldForChange. Whilst I've always been aware as a [...]

#LeoForTommys Virtual Step Challenge 

You are all invited to take part in our virtual step challenge to help raise money for Tommy's and win a Borders Bakeshop Lion Bar themed box of goodies! Trust us, they are worth the steppage! Anyone can take part, just record you steps throughout the week commencing March 20th and whoever records the most [...]

5 for 5 Challenge : End of Year Update

I've missed a few of these updates, but now as we approach the end of the year I thought I'd do a final review of where we are with all the aspects of the challenge. If you haven't read before, the 5 for 5 Challenge was set up to mark a little boy called Seamus' [...]

Tommy’s Awards : Mum’s Voice, a celebration of a year of Leo

The charity, Tommys, means so much to us. In the darkest days, we discovered them and their desire to fight baby loss and they gave us so much hope. Hope for a future after stillbirth, for the potential of bringing home a breathing baby, for surviving. I can't really put into words exactly what Tommy's [...]