Since opening up our hearts and home to this blog, I have been privileged and very honoured to have my words shared elsewhere. I hope that by opening up, and sharing our story as far and wide as possible, others will know that they are not alone and vital awareness around the various baby loss issues will have been raised.
Here are some of the places that I have featured.
Stillbirth Stories is an audio archive supported by Wellcome. It is a unique collection of interviews with parents and clinicians talking about their experiences of stillbirth. Interviews can be listened to in full or short clips are searchable by theme. I was honoured to take part, and have our story recorded. You can listen to my full interview here, or dip in and out on topics from all the contributors here. The whole site has a range of experiences, both personal and professional and is a worthwhile visit.
BBC Newsbeat : Stillborn baby ‘will always be a part of us and we’ll always parent him from afar‘
The Oxford Mail : Same-sex couple share their IVF journey from heartache to joy
Reading Chronicle : Tommys Award’s Nomination 2018 press
The Huff Post : LGBT Baby Loss article
Blogs and Online Magazines
The Early Hour : A feature on the Early Hour about our journey through IVF to Eli
Selfish Mother : The Bereaved Mother.
Mama Roo and Boy : I’m a mother. I feel like a mother.
Feathering the Empty Nest : Mum’s Voice Guest Blog Post
LesBeMums : LGBT History Month 2019
From the Other Chair : To the Doctor Who Held My Fear during my Pregnancy after Stillbirth
Tommy’s #misCOURAGE Campaign – Its Not Possible to Make Lemonade from the Lemons that Baby Loss Gives You
All we really want for Christmas, is him – A post about Christmas after Stillbirth
An article about Tommy’s Selfish Mother collaboration
MAMA Academy #stillBORN campaign – Leo’s Story
Pregnancy After Loss Support
I shared our pregnancy after loss story over on the Pregnancy After Loss Support Blog – links to this blog series are here.
Dear Courageous Mama, Who is Terrified of Having to Say Goodbye Again
The Miscarriage Association
I shared our miscarriage story here for the Miscarriage Association, and was honoured to have part of my words included in the APPG Baby Loss Debate in October 2016. You can read it here.
Letters to Loved
Letters to Loved is a gorgeous collection of stunning artwork and heartfelt letters to people’s children. I was touched when Charlotte Peach asked me to do a one-day take over of her account, with the following four letters to both Leo and Eli.
In your 37 weeks and 4 days you have made the world fall in love with you – A letter to Leo, read at his funeral
Eli will always know that you are his big bother – A letter to Leo, on becoming a big brother
Have you noticed how everyone is different? – A letter to Eli, on tolerance of others
Keep being you, keep being kind – A letter to Eli about the importance of sharing his emotions
RAF Brize Norton Magazine Article
The Procrastination Paper, Issue 4 Family : Leo’s birth story
Grazia, Jan 2019 : I didn’t stop being a mother because my baby died