Miscarriage

What You Need To Know About The Study Linking Marmite With A Reduced Risk Of Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnant women could potentially reduce their risk of birth defects and miscarriage by eating Marmite, a new study has suggested. Scientists found tha...

7 Women Who Don't Have Children Reveal Why Your Assumptions About Them Are Wrong

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In 2017, there’s still a societal expectation that women will have children, but in reality, womanhood is not synonymous with motherhood. The most ...

Stephanie Davis Reveals She Has Suffered A Miscarriage In Heartbreaking Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents

Stephanie Davis has revealed she has suffered a “stress-induced” miscarriage. The 24-year-old, who is already mum to seven-month-old Caben with he...

Why I Won't Stay Silent About My Miscarriage

Chloe Dawson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents
Chloe Dawson

June was truly the worst month of our entire lives but started as the best. We had just found out we were expecting our second baby after only one month of trying. We were surprised but ecstatic. It was something we'd discussed for a while and felt that we were in a good enough place to handle another.

'I Had A Miscarriage' Is The Instagram Account Ending Silence Around Pregnancy Loss

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet despite the frequency of pregnancy loss, it’s still something we rarely discuss. To end the ...

Now The Miscarriages Are Over

Lucy Howard | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

I know society expects me to be completely over the miscarriages now. I have my longed for family and I should just move on with my life. And in many ways that's true. I am overwhelmingly blessed to have a beautiful family that I adore. It was a fight to get here. But it was worth it.

Baby Loss: Why We Are Fundraising For Tommy's

Phil Whyman | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Whyman

The elation of finding out that you are going to be welcoming a child in to the world in just nine short months. The thrills of watching your little one grow, attend nursery, school and university, get married, and have children of their own. So many dreams are about to be fulfilled. And life looks good.

Pregnancy After A Miscarriage: Mums Are Opening Up About Their Fears

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents

‘The Big Bang Theory’ actress, Melissa Rauch took her recent public pregnancy announcement as an opportunity to shed light on the fears faced by m...

A Blood Test Could Predict The Likelihood Of Pregnancy Ending In Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Parents

A blood test could reveal the likelihood of a pregnancy ending in miscarriage, a new study suggests. Scientists at the Glasgow Centre for Reproductive...

Kym Marsh Credits Daughter Polly For Helping Her Get Through Loss Of Son Archie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh credits her six-year-old daughter Polly for helping her get through the loss of her son, eight years ago. Marsh’s son Archie was born 19 ...

The Demon Voice Tormenting A Fat Girl

Sharron Phillips | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I have gone many years as a "chunky monkey", I think the very truth of the matter is that I have always felt like "that girl" - the plain, frumpy one, the DUFF. I was always the ugly one out of my friends. I hate that word 'ugly', but for the purposes of this blog and honesty that's how I felt.

These 15 Babygros Represent The Heartbreaking Reality Of Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

A charity has created a poignant visual reminder of how many babies die each day in the UK, to raise awareness of the prevalence of baby loss. Stillbi...

Jeff Brazier On Having Empathy For The Complex Grief Of Parents Who Have Lost A Baby During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier has spoken candidly about how his perception of miscarriage, stillbirth, and grieving for unborn children, has changed during his journey...

Miscarriage: My Little Angel With Wings

Kathryn Whittaker | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Kathryn Whittaker

The physical pain I was in was nothing compared to the emotional pain that hit me like a train. I cried and cried and felt like a failure. I apologised to Paul who was with me the whole way through this traumatic experience. Of course he told me I had nothing at all to apologise for, which I now know is true. The doctors were really helpful and empathetic.

Jacob

Claire Frances | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Frances

I started bleeding on Christmas Day, not a lot, just a little; small brown stains, just enough to notice. Sharp pains followed, shooting up my tummy. But then they were gone. The day went by, a blur of smiles and anxiety, trying to be normal so not to rouse suspicions from a family who were non-the-wiser

6 Things All Mums Need To Know About Taking Antibiotics During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnancy is a time with its fair share of aches and pains, headaches, nausea, and generally not feeling like your best self, so if your GP has prescr...

Poppy

Claire Frances | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Frances

We drove around for hours, tears rolled down our cheeks, crying together; for you, for us, for what we had and what could have been. We pulled up on the moors and watched the burnt red and orange sunset; like a poppy painted into the sky until it disappeared. We could feel you with us.

My Miscarriages Made Me

Claire Frances | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Frances

Accept what's happened. Our babies weren't meant to live on this earth. They came for a little while and then they had to leave. Accepting that your baby has passed is one of strongest things you will ever do. It allows you space to breath, to move forwards and to cherish what you did have, while you had it.

We Went To A Couple's 4D Baby Scan To Find Out What They're Like

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents

Expectant mums will usually get two scans during their pregnancy, but some opt to have a 4D scan as well during the nine months. So what is a 4D scan...

Does My Infertility Make You Uncomfortable?

Sharron Phillips | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I can honestly say, even though I did feel jealous, I was always happy for them. At first I would say, "Oh don't be silly, don't feel bad telling me! I am fine!" Finding myself comforting them through the experience of having to tell their defective friend they were getting their bundle of joy after only a couple of months of trying.

To The Doctor Who Heard My Silent Scream

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

You thought I was silent, but I was screaming so loudly it deafened my ears. A silent scream... a scream someone can only produce when their world has just imploded in front of their eyes. A scream so loud, so powerful it cannot be heard by human ears.

The Invasion Of The Baby Bumps

Sharron Phillips | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I was having problems following a miscarriage and watching those pregnant bellies was an ice pick to my heart. I kept my head down, making little eye contact. I sat silent tears falling onto my lap.

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,...

Mother's Day Without A Child

Sharron Phillips | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

Deleting the day from my calendar and staying in bed is appealing, but it isn't real life. I am finally at a point now that I can face these days with at least some kind of composure. Processing the grief of losing my babies and accepting that we would not have children has been a slow and heart-breaking process.

The Childless Mother

Sharron Phillips | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

For 12 years, my husband and I have been trying for children. It's such a simple aspiration, something so natural. To have a family. When the simple becomes a nightmare, it can take over your life and result in feeling like a total failure. To do the simplest thing, to know that my body is letting me down so badly is hard to process.