ON A QUEST TO IMPROVE BEREAVEMENT SERVICES | MELANIE, BEREAVEMENT MIDWIFE FOR THE #ITSTILLTAKESAVILLAGEBLOGSERIES

"My passion to make a families birth and follow up care experience a positive one and one they can look back on in time as a positive memory of their baby’s journey." Melanie, @melplum34, Bereavement Midwife for the #ItStillTakesAVillage blog series. #MatExp

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Grieving this Christmas? Discover #AdventToRemember and its Wonderful Community

#AdventToRemember is a project aimed at anyone grieving over Christmas, and missing a loved one - whoever that may be. It was born from our first Christmas after Leo died, when we shared our Advent project for him on our blog. We decided to soften the pain, to do something everyday in his name, whether … Continue reading Grieving this Christmas? Discover #AdventToRemember and its Wonderful Community

The Most Precious, Valuable Job | Luana, Bereavement Officer, for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

There is sadly such a range in the bereavement care available currently in our hospitals - but there are some that seem to have got it right. This interview gave me hope - hope for the families that sadly have to say goodbye to a baby or child. To know that they are people out there with such passion, drive and care looking after these families is just wonderful. Please, meet Luana... 

Giving Families Positive Memories to Move Forward With | Penny, Midwife for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

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. Antonia and Simon put me in contact with their bereavement … Continue reading Giving Families Positive Memories to Move Forward With | Penny, Midwife for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

You Do Not Need to Face it Alone | Karen, from Petals Charity for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

I’m Karen Burgess the CEO of Petals, the baby loss counselling charity. I am also the founder, having set up Petals in 2011 – I am a counsellor by training and have been working with maternity services for 10 years.

Helping Others Feel Less Alone | Sharon, TAMBA Bereavement Support Group Coordinator for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Helping Others Feel Less Alone | Spotlight on Sharon Darke, from TAMBA for #ItStillTakesAVillage @Sharondarke @tamba_twins_mb

Watching People Become Parents, Even When a Baby has Sadly Died | Karen, a Bereavement Midwife for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

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 should expect that most people consider the role of … Continue reading Watching People Become Parents, Even When a Baby has Sadly Died | Karen, a Bereavement Midwife for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

5for5 : Month Five & Six

Okay, so hands up, I admit it - I missed a month. The six month mark of Leo's death and birth took us by some surprise, we naively didn't think it would affect us that much (Ha! What silly people we are!) and so, I missed it and by the time I realised, I figured … Continue reading 5for5 : Month Five & Six

A Creative Outlet for Grief

I can't actually believe that we've got it this far, its still very early days, but last week we launched our little shop 'Mini Robin Designs' and I am loving having a creative purpose to all the thoughts running through my head, and I hope that others like what we are creating.