Tommy's, the Baby Charity's Campaign to End the Silence Around Miscarriage #misCOURAGE

Emma Benjamin | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Benjamin

The clinic scanned me weekly and I had to go in for blood tests every two days to monitor my pregnancy levels. It was like living on a knife edge, taking the test in the morning then waiting for a call to say my baby was okay.

Talking About Miscarriage, Breaking the Silence

Rosie Houston | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents
Rosie Houston

As part of the Tommy's #misCOURAGE campaign to encourage people to speak up, I am sharing my experience in the hope that it might make at least one other woman feel less isolated, and to show my support for others who have lost a pregnancy.

Midwife On What Increases And Reduces Risk Of Miscarriage

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents

Suffering a miscarriage can be traumatic and while it can't be prevented, there are things women can do to reduce the risk. Midwife Chantelle Winst...

Dispelling the Myths Around Stillbirth

Elizabeth Hutton | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Hutton

After I lost Toby, I found it hard to get out of bed or take an interest in anything. I could just about get my daughter to nursery but that was about it. I started searching the internet for forums and websites about stillbirth and miscarriage because I couldn't talk to anybody about what I had been through.

Mark Zuckerberg Cradles Wife's Growing Bump In Touching Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents

Mark Zuckerberg has shared a heartwarming photo of him cradling wife Priscilla Chan's bump and it's giving us all the feels. The Facebook CEO, 31,...

Lily Allen's Latest Song Was Written In Honour Of Her Stillborn Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Parents

Lily Allen wrote her latest song, Something's Not Right' in honour of her stillborn son. The singer revealed the touching story behind the track fo...

How to Help Your Friend Through Baby Loss

Aimee Foster | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

Baby Loss Awareness Week took place last week. Sadly, one in four mums will suffer miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss at some stage. I am one of them.

We Need to Open Up About Miscarriage

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Francesca Nand

People rarely talk about the mechanics of miscarriage and in films and on TV you don't get a sense of how physically shocking it can be. After the furious contractions I took a week of waiting to 'pass' the pregnancy sac. A gruesome and painful experience I never wish to repeat.

Should We Discuss Baby Loss With Pregnant Women?

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents
Heidi Eldridge

One of the greatest advantages to not sweeping baby loss under the carpet is to raise awareness among pregnant women in a positive way with what they can do personally to increase their chances of a successful pregnancy:

Heartbeats and Heartache

Sophia Walker | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

Like most of my friends, I waited till my mid thirties to procreate. My body was more than ready, but mentally I was just about there. Whatever medicine, or medics tell us, no woman can put down roots until she is ready. And at 35, I was only just about there, but I also knew the risks that being 'older' would bring with it.

This Is My Truth

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

If you have lost a baby can I encourage you to share your story and speak your truth....Every person who joins us, is publically stating I want to help break the silence and my story matters and my babies life mattered however short it may have been.

Film Shows Couple's Emotional Journey Becoming Parents After Five Miscarriages

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Miscarriages are much more common than most people realise. Among women who know they're pregnant, it's estimated one in six of these pregnancies will...

The Strange New World of 'Miscarriage Cards'

Leanne Bryan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Leanne Bryan

Miscarriage is a personal experience. People share feelings, of course they do, but I don't want an identikit card on my bookcase from my next door neighbour after losing Bella at six months to the next woman from her mum on losing her baby at six weeks.

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.

Photo Of Mums With Rainbow Babies Prompts Emotional Conversation About Baby Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

A moving photograph of seven mums celebrating their "rainbow babies" has encouraged thousands of women to share their own stories of miscarriage and b...

Recurrent Miscarriage: Where Do I Go From Here?

Lucy Howard | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

My miscarriages remain unexplained. It could be bad luck. It could be a chromosomal issue. We might never know. And that for me is the worst development. I know, it is ridiculous to want something to be wrong. But I wanted there to be something wrong with me so that there was a reason for the miscarriages.

Former Big Brother Star Sallie Axl Claims NHS Sent 'Dead Baby Home In Box And Plastic Bag'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents

Former Big Brother star and model Sallie Axl has claimed the NHS "sent home her dead baby in a box and plastic bag" after she suffered a miscarriage. ...

Meet The Same-Sex Couple Who Tried For 8 Years For Their Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents

For same-sex couples, the decision to start a family comes with a series of hurdles. It marks the beginning of difficult process of navigating fertili...

The Miracle of Just One More Breath...

Liberty Forrest | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

(All photos courtesy of Sam and Angela Crowley) I suppose it's just part of the human condition to expect that things will always go as planned an...

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...

When I Became a Mother

Leanne Bryan | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Parents
Leanne Bryan

Our friends went to our house and hid the pregnancy books, which I'd been reading just the night before we lost her. They took down the congratulations cards from the bookcase. My husband steeled himself to put the little pink dresses and frilly babygrows in the attic, so I wouldn't see them in the spare room.

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.

Men and Miscarriage - #DadsMiscarriageStory

Al Ferguson | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

I went to my meetings in body but not fully in mind. My mind was with my wife, at home. As soon as I could I called her. I knew instantly that things were not ok and came straight home to find her putting on a brave face and trying to hold it together.

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,...