Longer term support after baby loss is often really lacking. Something that I am becoming more and more aware of is the lack of acknowledgement that together with baby loss, parents can also experience trauma which goes unsupported. The impact of loss and trauma runs deep and can have so many knock ons. There are however, a lot of people really working hard within birth trauma and/or baby loss to put this support in place. For today's spotlight, I'd like you to meet Jan...
Baby Loss Hour started in January 2018, and since then, every single week parents, families, supporters, organisations and charities all invested or affected by baby loss have connected, signposted and supported each other every Tuesday evening on Twitter. It has become such a beautiful community - relaxed, welcoming and supportive. I am so, so proud … Continue reading Baby Loss Hour Specials for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018
Welcome to the latest addition to the It Still Takes a Village - Working in Baby Loss Interview Series where we take a closer look at those who dedicate their day to day to preventing baby loss and supporting those affected. You can read more interviews, here. I'm a big advocate for research - its why we support charities … Continue reading Opening Up the Conversations for Men through Research | Lucy, Trainee Clinical Psychologist for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries
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"We need to do something about this silence!" Read about @Daniellep89 experiences of baby loss, and turning her own loss into the motivation to research stillbirth. #ItStillTakesAVillage #Stillbirth
Supporting Anyone Who Needs It | Sam, from Charlies Angel Centre Foundation for #ItStillTakesAVillage @charlie29122012
Recently, I've noticed that I'm struggling to process the events surrounding Leo's death, his pregnancy and his birth. Since his second birthday, there are things that I can't seem to look past, and the peace that I had gained about it all, has unravelled. I've noticed how its eating into my own self-esteem and confidence, … Continue reading What Are You Doing Here?
The Internet gives us all a voice. A much louder, more heard voice than what we would have without it. Social media is a fantastic way to spread a message - whatever it is - and connect with people who either are spreading a similar message, or who just blow your mind that they bother … Continue reading #StillATaboo – When You Go On Live TV…