Baby Loss

How I Learned To Fall Back In Love With My Mumbod After I Lost My Son

Elena Davies | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents
Elena Davies

mumbod It's a lot easier to accept your altered physique when you can look at the fresh, beautiful babe asleep in your arms and know you've done something truly miraculous than when your arms physically ache with the emptiness, all you feel is disappointment and betrayal.

Mum Who Lost Baby At 38 Weeks Tells Pregnant Women: 'Trust Your Maternal Instincts'

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who lost her baby at 38 weeks is encouraging other mums-to-be to trust maternal instincts. Georgia Boyton, 20, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, first...

Parents Whose Baby Lived Less Than 24 Hours Are Crowdfunding To Buy Woodland For Grieving Families

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents

A grieving couple is fundraising to buy a woodland in memory of their son who lived for less than 24 hours due to complications in labour. Matthew Gur...

Breastfeeding My Daughter Is One Of The Things I Am Proudest Of In My Life

Elena Davies | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Elena Davies

Elena Davies has been breastfeeding her daughter Lily since she was 12 weeks - however it wasn't an easy journey. In this vlog, Elena discusses their story, exploring her desire to 'prove my body worked' after losing her son, Aneurin, at 34 weeks and her disappointment when it was suggested she formula fed Lily instead.

Dad Sobs In Powerful Photo With Newborn Showing His Poignant Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents

A birth photographer captured the bittersweet moment a new dad sobbed as he held his daughter for the first time. The dad, Hunter, and his wife, Hope,...

Dad Shares Photo And Touching Tribute To Daughter Born At 18 Weeks Who Lived For 15 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: Readers may find the images in this article upsetting. A dad has shared a photo of himself cradling his daughter who was born at 18 weeks a...

Pregnant Mum Carrying Terminally Ill Baby Full Term On Why 'It's Not The Time To Be Sad'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents

A pregnant woman and her husband have spoken about their decision to carry their terminally ill baby full term, so they could donate her organs. When ...

Kym Marsh Was 'Absolutely Terrified' Daughter Polly Would Die After Losing Archie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh has opened up about her fears that her daughter would die after losing her son Archie at 21 weeks. When the actress was pregnant with Polly,...

'Broadchurch' Star Sarah Parish Opens Up About Losing Eight-Month-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Sarah Parish has opened up about the devastating loss of her eight-month-old daughter in 2009. The ‘Broadchurch’ actress, 48, and her husband 42-...

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar

Louise Rodgers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents
Louise Rodgers

I was scrolling through Facebook when I noticed a post on a local mums group within my area. A lady was asking if she could share her business page. This particular business page offered a specific service that was free of charge.

Labour's Desperate, Fear-Stoking Campaign In Copeland Deserves To Lose

Will Quince | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Politics
Will Quince

The past week or so in Copeland has seen a Labour campaign that has made me angry and sad in equal measure. To see a mainstream political party - a party I respected - run a campaign quoting from unnamed midwifes saying 'mothers will die, babies will die, babies will be brain damaged' is simply disgusting.

Amanda Holden Reveals She Had To Seek Help After Births Of Two Children: 'I Wasn't Coping'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents

Amanda Holden has revealed she had to undergo therapy after her two traumatic births in 2011 and 2012. The 46-year-old TV presenter gave birth to her...

Selfless Pregnant Mum To Carry Baby Without Brain Full Term To Donate Organs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has written a heartbreaking post about his wife on how remarkable she is for carrying their baby without a brain full term to donate her organs ...

Jools Oliver Reveals She Suffered A Miscarriage When Three Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

Jools Oliver has spoken for the first time about about previously suffering a miscarriage. The 42-year-old, who didn’t say how old she was when she ...

Jools Oliver Launches 'My Rainbow Baby' Bodysuit To Support Research Into Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents

Jools Oliver has launched a limited edition baby bodysuit at Mothercare, to help fund much-needed research into baby loss. The 42-year-old, whose ‘L...

An Open Letter To Our First Baby

Lucy Howard | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

Dear Baby, Today could have been your fourth birthday. Today your daddy and I could have been singing Happy Birthday to you. We could have watched you open your presents. Seen you smile as you blew out the candles on your cake.

The Real Reasons We Don't Talk About Baby Loss

Caroline Thain | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents
Caroline Thain

I am glad it still hurts because it should. I am encouraged that we are getting slightly better at talking about babies we have loved and lost. Whether or not we lost a baby in the womb, whether that baby died during pregnancy or after, in childhood or beyond...

Break The Silence Surrounding Miscarriages

Eleanor Blachford | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents
Eleanor Blachford

Recently, Coronation Street ran the heartbreaking story of Steve and Michelle suffering a late miscarriage and losing their baby. It is a devastating experience that I wouldn't wish upon anyone. Unsurprisingly, with it coming into the fore, emotions will be running high for anyone who has experienced any sort of miscarriage.

It Saddens Me Deeply But, Officially, I Never Actually Gave 'Birth' To My Son, Archie

Kym Marsh | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kym Marsh

If you look at the records, he simply doesn't exist, as if he was a somehow nothing more than a figment of my imagination. But he's so much more than that. And while Archie was only on this Earth for a few short minutes, he existed to me. He was, and will always be, my little boy and there's not a day goes by that I don't think of him. You see, according to UK law as it stands, a parent cannot be issued with a birth certificate if the child is born showing no signs of life before 24 weeks.

What My Miscarriage Taught Me

Nicole Davies | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
Nicole Davies

Three whole months went by after the miscarriage and it got harder to deal with the more negative pregnancy tests that I took. Then in the February, I finally tested positive and it was a very mixed-emotion moment for both myself and my fiancé. After having one healthy pregnancy and a baby boy, to having a miscarriage, we couldn't let ourselves get too excited.

This Week, Coronation Street Wasn't Just A Story - It Felt Real

Elizabeth Hutton | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Elizabeth Hutton

Knowing Kym Marsh, who played Michelle, had been through the same thing herself meant you knew the emotions were genuine. I didn't feel I was watching actors on a soap, I felt I was watching the most personal, painful experience of a person's life. And in a way, I was.

Kym Marsh Discusses Why The Term 'Late Miscarriage' Angers Her

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh has opened up about why the term “late miscarriage” angers her. The 40-year-old was discussing the terminology around baby loss with neo...

Kym Marsh Discusses Heartbreak Over Filming 'Coronation Street' Baby Loss Storyline

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh has discussed the difficulties she faced when filming her ‘Coronation Street’ late miscarriage storyline, seven years after the death of...

Miscarriage Envy

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents
Cookie Kibbles

You might even get to the point of already having an early scan, have seen its little heart beating and tiny, still forming legs and arms beginning to wave and kick around and then you get the wow moment and everything seems really real and it's your baby already. And then you start thinking about names, and if this one will have your Granddad's eyes too, and how many people will be annoyed if it's a girl and you name it after your cousin who everyone thinks is odd. And if you have an older child as I did, you automatically think of this new baby as an extension of them and get excited about how similar or different they will be.

Grief Changes You

Deborah Hitchins | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Hitchins

Grief changes you. You can let it consume you or you can let it awash your world with positives. What do you choose? To remain in the shade covered i...