Miscarriage

Standards In Perinatal Bereavement Care: A Geographical Lottery?

Chantal Lockey | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Chantal Lockey

Over the years I have met with thousands of bereaved parents who never cease to shock me with their tales of horror and lack of support following the devastation that is the loss of a baby. In some trusts, stillborn babies are still being delivered in delivery suites to the sounds of babies crying, excited visitors arriving with bunches of flowers and congratulation balloons.

Miscarriage - It Happened To Me

Joanne Martin | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Joanne Martin

The words ring in your ears. Everything around you slows down and blurs. The words feel heavy on your skin as they sink in. You can feel your heart beating fast and loud and your chest begins to hurt. Your eyes swim with tears. You feel a slow numbness creep up your body from your toes, until you can't feel yourself anymore. You're hot and numb.

Grieving Mums Were Brought Together By This Heart-Shaped Necklace

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents

Two grieving mothers were brought together by a heart-shaped necklace, even though they were “complete strangers”. One of the mums, named PJ-Darl ...

What It Feels Like To Experience PTSD After Miscarriage Or Ectopic Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, but despite this, we shy away from talking about the topic. This crushing silence only makes things worse...

Women Remember Babies 'Too Precious For Earth' In Powerful Photo Project

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents

A photographer who suffered a miscarriage is encouraging other women to share their stories of baby loss in a powerful way. Nikita Razo, a birth and f...

How This Kitten With 'No Mummy' Offered Comfort To A Woman Who Suffered A Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents

A man whose wife recently suffered a miscarriage bought her a kitten with “no mummy” to comfort her. Imgur user MrAeronautic shared the touching ...

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...