#Grief

Is It Still Taboo or Can I Talk About It?

Clare Coyle | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents
Clare Coyle

I have blamed myself for not being 'healthy enough', for not losing enough weight before I became pregnant, for lifting heavy items, for having a glass of wine (before I found out). The list is endless.

Kym Marsh's Heartfelt Tribute To Baby Archie Who Died Six Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh has shared a moving message in honour of her son Archie, six years after he died. Archie was the Coronation Street actress's first child...

The Death Of Their Child Inspired This Couple's Mission To Care For Sick Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

After their son died suddenly at just 16 months old, Hannah and David Cole channeled their energies into caring for other sick children. Oscar was ...

To Lose One Brother, May Be Regarded as a Misfortune - To Lose Both Looks Like Carelessness

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leslie Sinoway

It's taken me seven years to summon up the courage to write anything about the death of Josh. There's always been a lot of residual guilt (this is common when a sibling dies) but I could no more help that Dale died due to a 'cot death' than I could that the mental health services let my brother Josh so horrifically.

Couple Behind Viral Surprise Pregnancy Announcement Reveal Miscarriage

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents

Last week, we shared a pregnancy announcement video which went viral after a husband found out wife was pregnant before she did. American YouTuber,...

Fair Weather

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

While engrossed in grief, the seasons sadly don't always represent their metaphorical meanings. Good weather does not always bring with it good times. Relationships that had remained strong and fulfilling in fair weather had turned to destructive depressions in grayer times.

Mother Desperate To Reverse Sterilisation After Only Child Dies

SWNS | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who was sterilised on the NHS ten years ago is desperate to have the procedure reversed after she lost her only child. Tracy Jones, 40, ha...

Mark Zuckerberg We Salute You

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

Well who knew Mark Zuckerberg talking about his and his wife's miscarriages would cause such a media frenzy?

Mum Sues After Breaking Back During Holiday To Grieve For Son

SWNS | Izzy Ferris | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has launched legal action against an Italian water park after she broke her back on a "dangerous" slide during a holiday to grieve the death ...

Mother's Plea After Hospital Bracelets Of Son Who Died Are Stolen

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has made a desperate plea on Facebook after a thief stole her wallet which contained the hospital bracelets worn by her and her son who died ...

Emotional Video Tribute To Baby Who Died In The Womb

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

A couple have released a moving video as a tribute to their baby, Willa Rose, who died in the womb at 34 weeks. Willa Rose's mother, Sara Brawner, ...

An Open Letter to a Recently-Bereaved Mother

Leigh Kendall | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

I am not going to tell you what to do, how to grieve. I cannot do those things, because while we may share a similar experience in common our individual journeys are so very personal. I felt so alone after my son died, and I hope this letter offers even a tiny bit of comfort to you.

Jodi Albert: 'It Absolutely Breaks My Heart That My Mum Will Never Meet Zekey'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents

Kian Egan's wife Jodi Albert has said the birth of her second son Zekey helped her through the grief of losing her mother to cancer. The couple's s...

Ben Fogle On Loss Of Unborn Son: 'It Was Incredibly Painful'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

TV presenter Ben Fogle has opened up about the heartbreaking moment his son was stillborn at 32 weeks in August 2014. The 41-year-old, who has two...

My Son the Hero

Jeff Brazier | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

I'm excited for Freddy. We could all learn a thing or two from him. Freddy has found a purpose and a clear sense of fulfilment in helping others, it's a natural path and one he is choosing for himself, I'm beyond proud.

Why I Am Glad To Be Growing Another Year Older

Leigh Kendall | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

It's an irony of life that when as children we are eager to be older, to be an adult with responsibilities and to make our own decisions. Yet when we are an adult we wish we could liberate ourselves from those wished-for responsibilities, slow down the clock against ageing.

What They Don't Tell You

Libby Martin | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents
Libby Martin

They tell you you're going to go to hospital and they'll be able to sort you out there. They don't tell you that it's almost certain that your baby has passed away and that there will be nothing anyone can do.

What I Want the National Maternity Review Team to Know

Leigh Kendall | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

That postnatal wards need to have a greater awareness of the needs of mothers whose babies are being cared for in a neonatal unit. It is difficult enough for us being on a ward with women who have their babies with them.

Why We Need to Reconsider How We Engage With Bereaved People

Leigh Kendall | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

Losing someone you love is difficult enough, living without someone you love is heartbreaking enough, living day by day is exhausting enough without the added frustrations and torments contributed by those who exclude and patronise those living with grief. The patronising comments and exclusion are usually unintended, I know. That knowledge does not make the sting any less, though.

Losing Your Broadband and Coming to Terms With the Grief

James Moran | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

The experience I am having is, I don't think it's hyperbolic to say, the equivalent of what Jesus went through in his moments of doubt and pain. But through that human misery, I have truly learnt what it is to lose something dear to you.

A Letter to Bereaved Parents

Louise Parry | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents
Louise Parry

Just as I don't have the words to try and help you, you may not have the words to express you grief and that's OK. I'm not expecting anything of you at all, I just want to try and give you the space and support so that when you're ready you can tell me what you need.

The 'Invisible Loss' of Involuntary Childlessness

Kelly Da Silva | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Da Silva

Facing the reality of not being able to have children is heart-breaking, whether trying to conceive a child naturally, using methods of assisted conception (IVF) or arriving at childlessness by another means.

When a Broken Heart Can't Be Mended

Vic Lennard | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vic Lennard

I have a number of arthritic conditions that cause me daily pain but this dulls into insignificance when compared to the physical pain and mental anguish I am going through now as I mourn both my parents. It is with a very heavy heart that I write this. I know that time will help but at this moment I can't see that far ahead.

Sunglasses Are My Saviour

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

During my three days of contemplation and dismay a cloud of consciousness floated in my window. Cuddling a cup of tea I realised that after months of living deliriously depressed and convinced of my lack of existence, I did in actual fact exist.

On Summer Solstice, Life, Light, Darkness and Welcoming It All In

Roberta Verdant | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

The tiredness has been going on for a long time. Since childhood, really. Growing up, I never felt like I had a lot of energy or like what I had was flowing particularly well around my body. Retrospectively, there were reasons for this.