Eli River’s Birth Story

As the culmination of my Bump Day Blogs, this post first appeared on over on Pregnancy After Loss Support, here.  For quite some time, we had the 19th June scheduled for Eli's induction. It would place us at exactly 37 weeks, and felt like a safe time to plan it. Leo had died at 37 … Continue reading Eli River’s Birth Story

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Dear Eli, today is your due date…

Today is Eli's due date. 40 weeks. This is not a date that we ever held as being significant in terms of his arrival, as we always knew our pregnancy would never last that long. But it does feel poignant, so we are going out to celebrate this would-be end to our pregnancy.  These past … Continue reading Dear Eli, today is your due date…

Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 33 -35

Here are my final Bump Day Blog Updates for Pregancy After Loss Support. Week 33: Preparing for Birth and Beyond "I find myself quite comfortable with the pregnancy side of things, given we’ve done this before. I know an element of what to expect, it isn’t new. Although this pregnancy is different in response to … Continue reading Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 33 -35

Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 29 – 32

An update on some of the latest Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support, weeks 29 - 32. Week 29: A Shift "Throughout this pregnancy, I have never really felt pregnant enough. Everything always seems as though it’ll be when you get to X weeks or from the third trimester. And it feels now … Continue reading Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 29 – 32

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 

Magpie Baby Pool!

Milestones have been really important in this pregnancy. This morning, we have been able to put "30" on our milestone board for Magpie, something that when we first put a little lonely "6" on there back in Autumn seemed almost unimaginable!  But, we've done it! THIRTY!  So, as we love a milestone celebration, AND we … Continue reading Magpie Baby Pool!

The Parallel Life

Being pregnant after the loss of our first child, brings with it layer upon layer of challenges. As we have progressed through the past thirty weeks, we have found that placing certain things elsewhere, ready to pick up later, is the way forward.  What I mean by this, is that we can only carry so … Continue reading The Parallel Life

Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 25 – 28

An update on our Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support, following Magpie's pregnancy from Week 25 - 28.   Week 25: National I am in Control Day "Our relationship with control is absolutely what breeds our anxiety. You are suddenly very aware of how little control you actually have over the essence of … Continue reading Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 25 – 28

Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Weeks 21 – 24

Here are our most recent Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support for those who are wanting to follow this aspect of our journey.  Week 21: Hitting Maximum "I’d describe this week as proof that the old stress analogy of the overflowing glass of water is spot on. I most certainly hit my maximum. … Continue reading Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Weeks 21 – 24

What I Want You to Know about Pregnancy After Loss

All week I've been participating in Pregancy After Loss Awareness Week and the final prompt is to write down what I want people to know about Pregnancy After Loss (PAL). It's a topic that I've been mulling over for a while now, and trying to find the right words to express such a complex bundle … Continue reading What I Want You to Know about Pregnancy After Loss