Every Baby Matters

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

People constantly ask us 'What can we say to make it all better?' The answer is 'you can't make it all better, but you can be there and you can keep talking about it and let them know you will always be available to listen.'

These Cards Provide Support For People Who Have Lost A Child

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It can be difficult to know what to say to someone who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. Unfortunately, this sometimes means we...

Baby Loss Awareness Week - an Interview With Parents

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Public awareness was something that they felt was so important. The term stillbirth is so loaded and weighty as a phrase, could there be some different terminology? Rob explained that more children die from still birth than cot death, but popular awareness reflects opposite.

The Jackie Collins Dilemma - To Tell or Not to Tell?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Jackie Collins had the right to keep her cancer secret from her close family, but it may have been the wrong choice. It was, of course, her life and ...

Thinking Out Loud

Naomi Barrow | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Somebody asked me last week if each time I said goodbye to my Mum I thought about whether or not it would be our last. The very quick answer to that question would be 'no'. When Mum was first diagnosed, I did for a while, but not anymore.

What I Learned About Parenting When My Son Started School

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton

A lesson I learned a long time ago was that the build up to what one might classify as a challenging calendar date, tends to be far more challenging than the calendar date itself. Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, each seeming to grow a little less painful as the years go by. I asked myself, Why would this be any different? It really was, though.

No More Empty Arms

Sara Meredith | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sara Meredith

Nearly seven years ago my beautiful daughter Olivia lost her battle to the devastating neurological condition Rett Syndrome. In the early hours of November 7, 2008, our world was torn apart. Nothing could have prepared us for the impact and pain we have had to face as a family.

Why Does It Take Heartbreak for Us to Fully Appreciate Our Loved Ones?

Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

She went through periods of sense-making, trying to ignore what was going on. She pondered small unrelated details such as the extortionate train fare. But I knew at that moment all she really cared about, all she really wanted was to be with her mum and it was heartbreaking to hear.

Woman Eased Pain Of Stillbirth With Lifelike Dolls, Is Trolled Online

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents

A woman who has turned to dolls to help her deal with her stillborn son has opened up about the online trolls calling her "creepy" and "weird". Sab...

On the Laziness of Grief

Julia Bryson | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Julia Bryson

Grief has hit me in many ways, but the one I was least prepared for is the tiredness which floored me these past few weeks. For months I've been pushing through the stresses of daily life, carrying my family and caring for everyone else but myself.

Dear Friend, My Mum Has Terminal Cancer

Naomi Barrow | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Dear Friend, I'm sorry to have to tell you this but mum has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I'm sorry to tell you in such a blunt way, but there really is no other way to say it, and as I've had to tell so many people, I've got used to just saying it, now.

The Seven Stages of Processing an Autism Diagnosis

Reneé Davis | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

I am so looking forward to getting to the stage where we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know it's a way off, but with enough hard work anything is achievable, that much I know for certain.

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...