Making Sure Parent’s Voices Are Heard | Lee, Press & PR Officer at SANDS for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

If you sadly experience a stillbirth or neonatal death, the first place you are often signposted to is SANDS. This year, SANDS, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity, celebrated their 40th year. Its incredible to think about all the progress that has been made on both the prevention and bereavement care sides of baby loss since they began - and whilst there is still so much more to do - we should all be thankful that they exist. For this spotlight, I'd like to introduce you to Lee from SANDS... 


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

5for5 : Month Four

A little late, and we shall see if it ends up getting posted - we are living somewhat in 1999 with Internet at the moment, except dial-up is poor 3G signal, and my massive noisey computer is just my phone. All thanks to a lightning strike taking out everything Sky. #firstworldproblems To find out what … Continue reading 5for5 : Month Four

What does SANDS give us?

June is SANDS Awareness Month. It's like Christmas for the baby loss community online. Just with orange and a bucket load of sadness. It's incredible. It's eye opening. It's comforting. I've been sharing on our Facebook page, the different ways SANDS use all the generous donations to help the baby loss community. It's important for … Continue reading What does SANDS give us?

Why Thank You Just Isn’t Enough

Since the day we found out that Leo had died, I have not been able to find the words to adequately describe the level of care we received from the teams at our local hospital.