An Open Letter To The Woman Who Has Just Miscarried

Lucy Howard | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

I know that you blame yourself for the death of your baby. You wonder if there is something that you could have done to prevent the miscarriage. And you feel a failure. I know that you worry that this miscarriage will affect your relationship. You fear that the grief will drive a wedge between you.

I Am 'One In Four', But Why Do I Feel Like I Shouldn't Talk About It?

Laura Rutherford | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

Those of us that are will probably know that pregnancy and infant loss awareness week is held annually from 9th - 15th October. I remember discovering this as I miscarried 27th September 2013 and the following week I thought it was apt that I should see so many reminders on Facebook of miscarriage.

EastEnders And The Unrealistic Portrayal Of Miscarriage

Beth Crampsie | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Beth Crampsie

I strongly feel that when difficult and heart-wrenching moments in people's lives are depicted on TV, it shouldn't lead me to say in a disappointed voice with eyebrows raised "that is not what actually happens!" Is it too much to ask that one of the country's most watched, prime time television programs researches its storylines thoroughly and sensitively? When one in four women experience miscarriage, I think not.

Bereaved Parents Have Their Say On The #BabyLossDebate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents

Two MPs who have both suffered the death of a baby reached out to bereaved parents on Twitter to ask what more the Government can do. Antoinette Sandb...

Why Baby Loss Awareness Week Is So Important

Elizabeth Hutton | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Hutton

As a baby loss mother, I don't need a week to remember my son. I remember him every single day. But baby loss awareness week gives me a chance to get others to remember him and to share his memory.

Dad-To-Be Reveals What It Is Like For Men To Go Through IVF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents

When talking about IVF most of the focus is on mum, as the one who has to undergo treatments, hormone therapy and potentially even miscarriages. But h...

How A #WaveOfLight Is Helping Raise Awareness Of Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents who have suffered the death of a baby are being urged to bring the taboo issue out into the open. The Stillbirth and neonatal death charity (...

Losing A Baby You Didn't Try For

Maddy Matthews | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

It's never been more important to speak out about our experiences of miscarriages and chemical pregnancies, to reassure people that they are not alone - and to help people know what to say if someone tells them about their pregnancy loss.

Sinitta: 'I'm In The Process Of Fostering A Baby'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents

Sinitta has revealed she is “in the process” of fostering a baby, after previously suffering miscarriages and failed rounds of IVF. The 52-year-ol...

The Pregnancy Taboo That Needs To Be Broken

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

Charities are urging women not to fear announcing their pregnancy before the 12 week scan, after Tessa Dunlop spoke out about how damaging the “firm...

Mum Relieved Son Was Diagnosed With 'Hidden Vagina' After Years Of Health Problems

Caters | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken of her relief when her son was diagnosed with a ‘hidden vagina’ after years of complicated health problems. Leanne Owens, 40, had...

How A Toddler Helped Her Mum Come To Terms With Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

After miscarriage, solace can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. When Anna Whitehouse, from London, was coping with the grief of losing...

Why It's Time to Talk Openly About Miscarriage

Anna Foster | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anna Foster

I always planned to make a programme about the dark times, but I don't think I realised it'd take me five years to feel strong enough to do it. Now, after so many supportive and heartfelt messages, I'm glad I did.

BBC's Anna Foster On The Heartache Of Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Parents

BBC radio presenter Anna Foster has opened up about her experiences of baby loss to encourage others to tell their stories. The 36-year-old had a misc...

Can An Aspirin Before Sex Make You More Likely To Have A Baby Boy?

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Women who want to have a baby boy, have been cautioned that advice suggesting taking an aspirin before conception can influence the sex of a baby, is ...

The Butterfly Sticker That Alerts Visitors Of Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who lost one of her twin girls after they were both born prematurely has spearheaded an initiative to alert visitors about the loss of a sibl...

Woman's Miscarriage Tattoo Helps Her 'Remember The Baby That Wasn't Meant To Be'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who recently suffered a miscarriage has had a tattoo to help cope with her immense loss. The woman, known as Imgur user 'sweatermaster', said ...

Gordon Ramsay Reveals Wife Tana Has Suffered A Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents

Gordon Ramsay has revealed the devastating news that his wife Tana Ramsay has miscarried their fifth child. The celebrity chef shared the announcement...

Why 'Hollyoaks' Ayden Callaghan Was Written Out Of Stillbirth Storyline

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Parents

'Hollyoaks' actor Ayden Callaghan (a.k.a Joe Roscoe) was written out of his on-screen partner's stillbirth storyline after his fiancée had a miscarri...

A Voice From the Dark: Why Talking Taboos Makes for a Better Society

Angela Brightwell | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Brightwell

It's important to share our stories if we can, especially those of us who find it easier to express ourselves through the written word than others may. In fact, it's our duty to do so, in the hope it might help others.

Photographer Documents Mementos From Her 11 Miscarriages

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who wants to broaden the understanding around baby loss has shared a poignant photo series documenting her 11 miscarriages. Dianne Yudelson, 5...

Pregnancy After Miscarriage: Surviving the First Trimester

Lucy Howard | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

If you are going through the same experience or if you are trying for another baby after baby loss then I thought that I would share some tips on how I managed to survive the first trimester.

EastEnders: The Danger of Trivialising Miscarriage

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Clark-Coates

So of course I understand why a script writer may leap to the conclusion that this is an ideal storyline to cover a fake pregnancy, however for those of us who have lost a child through miscarriage it's a slap in the face!

Sky's Natalie Pinkham On Losing One Of Her Unborn Twins

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents

Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham has opened up about the heartache of losing one of her unborn twins. Pinkham, who is mother to one-year-old W...

How to Comfort People with Broken Hearts

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

1, Go find person (tip - often found hiding in their home) 2, Take supplies to person (tip - tissues, soft blanket, plump pillows, chocolate, m...