The Babies We Think Of Every Day But Never Knew

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month - a time to grieve the babies who we lost and to raise awareness to let the one in four women know that they are not alone in their pain.

The Science Of Safer Pregnancy: How Mini 'Placentas On A Chip' May Help Us Understand Pre-eclampsia

Dr Colin Murdoch | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Colin Murdoch

The placenta is the gatekeeper for a foetus, allowing a mother's nutrients to pass in one direction while waste passes back into the mother's bloodstream. It produces hormones to encourage foetal growth and offers protection against most bacteria, although not against viruses.

I Will Never Forget

Jessica Smith | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Parents
Jessica Smith

It's taken me months to sit down and write about my experience with loss and grief. An experience that so many women go through, yet for whatever reason, seldom talk about. 2016 was a hard year, personally and professionally. But in October last year things started to look brighter, I found out that I was pregnant with my second child.

After Three Miscarriages - Are My Ovaries Too Lazy To Have Another Baby?

Yvette Mystakas | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Parents
Yvette Mystakas

After my first miscarriage, I was ok. I coped with the loss. Most women will experience pregnancy loss at some point in their life. One miscarriage was OK to handle. I was young. 22 years of age. I just started university. My boyfriend, who is now my husband, knew we had to set our lives up and become more stable to start a family. So I knew there was plenty of time for children.

Finding Gratitude Within My Miscarriage

Teya Foley | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Parents
Teya Foley

October is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, so I thought I'd open up about my miscarriage, with a focus on the things that helped me survive it. First of all, let me clarify the title, I am not grateful for my miscarriage, however, I was able to find points of gratitude within it. Let me explain my story...

Mum's Account Of Care After Baby Loss 'Should Serve As An Example To Other NHS Hospitals'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has opened up about the “exemplary” quality of care she received from a NHS hospital in the hours before and after having a stillbirth. Viki...

The Terror Of Pregnancy Post Loss

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

If you are one of the 700 mothers and fathers who lose a child each day in the UK, you will be all too acutely aware of the traumatic effects upon your life. What most people do not talk about however is what happens if you get pregnant again, because for many women they enter a period of fear and anxiety, that can paralyse their life.

Making Sense Of My Fraught Transition To Motherhood

Sam Wright | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents
Sam Wright

When we started our journey to parenthood we were busy in good careers, happy in marriage, young, fresh and keen. Like many, we rejoiced in the set of double blue lines on the pregnancy stick. We told our nearest and dearest, and booked the relevant medical appointments.

Are You Among The 'One In Four' Parents? This Mum Has An Important Message For You

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has opened up about being among the “one in four” parents who have experienced baby loss in a touching tribute to her two babies who died. S...

98% Of Men Want More Support For Partners Through Baby Loss

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

Approximately 700 babies are lost each day in the UK during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, yet baby loss remains a secretive and deeply traumatic experience for parents. For men, however, the level of support they receive has been severely lacking.

Women Are Receiving Inconsistent Advice And Support After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have experienced miscarriage are not being given consistent advice by medical professionals, a new report warns. The research looked into th...

NHS Must End The Unfair 'Postcode Lottery' Faced By Bereaved Parents, Charities Warn

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK Parents

Parents grieving the loss of a baby are often forced to endure being placed in maternity wards full of new mums and their babies, due to a “postcode...

Mum Who Gave Birth To Rainbow Baby 11 Months Ago Is Now Pregnant With Her Sister's Rainbow Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Parents

A mother who gave birth to her own rainbow baby 11 months ago is now carrying her sister’s rainbow baby. The pair, from the US, both took part in a ...

How My Miscarriage Made Me

Chloe Dawson | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK Parents
Chloe Dawson

We were back to St Mary's in Manchester last week for a follow up after my operation in August to remove an ectopic pregnancy that ended in miscarriage. We'd been feeling very nervous and filled with dread about going because it was such a difficult operation and recovery.

Why You Shouldn't Lose Hope If You Have A Miscarriage After Your First Round Of IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents

Women who miscarry during their first full round of IVF are more likely to have a baby after further treatment, than women who don’t get pregnant at...

#IAmNotBroken - Part Two - Raising Pregnancy And Child Loss Awareness

Yvette Mystakas | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents
Yvette Mystakas

An ultrasound revealed I had a blood clot bigger than the baby where the placenta connected to the umbilical cord. It was rupturing, and a placental abruption was underway. It was easily up there with one of the most painful experiences of my life.

#IAmNotBroken - Part One - Raising Pregnancy And Child Loss Awareness

Yvette Mystakas | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents
Yvette Mystakas

#iamnotbroken - An intimate, raw, heartbreaking, yet moving collaboration with six strong and amazing women where we unite in sharing our stories of loss, grief and hope in honour of our babies in heaven. This campaign is to comfort and heal other woman and make them feel less alone.

Mum's 'Empty Photo Project' Captures The Pain Of Child Loss, To Encourage Bereaved Parents To Talk

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has created a photo project to show people that while child loss is painful to experience, it’s okay to talk about it. Susana Butterworth’s...

Katie Price Reveals She Had A Miscarriage 4 Days Before Finding Out About Husband's Infidelity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents

Katie Price has revealed she suffered a miscarriage just four days before finding out about Kieran Hayler’s infidelity. The mum-of-five was on ITV...

What You Need To Know About The Study Linking Marmite With A Reduced Risk Of Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnant women could potentially reduce their risk of birth defects and miscarriage by eating Marmite, a new study has suggested. Scientists found tha...

7 Women Who Don't Have Children Reveal Why Your Assumptions About Them Are Wrong

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In 2017, there’s still a societal expectation that women will have children, but in reality, womanhood is not synonymous with motherhood. The most ...

Stephanie Davis Reveals She Has Suffered A Miscarriage In Heartbreaking Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents

Stephanie Davis has revealed she has suffered a “stress-induced” miscarriage. The 24-year-old, who is already mum to seven-month-old Caben with he...

Why I Won't Stay Silent About My Miscarriage

Chloe Dawson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents
Chloe Dawson

June was truly the worst month of our entire lives but started as the best. We had just found out we were expecting our second baby after only one month of trying. We were surprised but ecstatic. It was something we'd discussed for a while and felt that we were in a good enough place to handle another.

'I Had A Miscarriage' Is The Instagram Account Ending Silence Around Pregnancy Loss

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet despite the frequency of pregnancy loss, it’s still something we rarely discuss. To end the ...

Now The Miscarriages Are Over

Lucy Howard | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

I know society expects me to be completely over the miscarriages now. I have my longed for family and I should just move on with my life. And in many ways that's true. I am overwhelmingly blessed to have a beautiful family that I adore. It was a fight to get here. But it was worth it.