Miscarriage

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...

An Open Apology to My Friends With Babies

Angela Brightwell | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Brightwell

We'll play this weird charade - you playing it down for my benefit, and me over-enthusing for yours. When you pop into the kitchen to grab the pump, you won't notice me furiously blinking up at the ceiling, or the marks on my arm from trying to pinch it all back.

Nadia Sawalha Discusses Pain Of Miscarriage: 'I Kept The Foetus In The Freezer'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Parents

Nadia Sawalha has opened up about her emotional state after suffering multiple miscarriages. Speaking during a 'Loose Women' discussion (on Monday ...

Seven Things Lynn Did Not Know About Pregnancy, the Postpartum, and Why She Became Depressed

Carmine Pariante | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Parents
Carmine Pariante

I met Lynn Lu, a visual artist from Singapore, in November last year. Lynn was working on an interactive performance/installation art project inspired by her own recent experience of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum.

Why Don't We Talk About the Heartbreak of Miscarriage?

Katy Evans | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Katy Evans

I went for my 12 week scan three weeks ago and found out I had a missed miscarriage. I hadn't even heard of missed miscarriages before then and have since realised that miscarriages in general aren't really talked about and are something we deal with in private. But I wish more people would talk about them.

Finding Joy After the Tears

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

First let me state this...by being happier that does not mean I don't miss my children, as I do. It also does not mean I am glad to have gone through loss, as I am not. I wish with my whole heart they were now with me and I would gladly hand back the lifelong journey of grief.

Can Stillborn Babies Save Others Babies Lives?

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents
Heidi Eldridge

At the hospital our worst fears were confirmed. "I'm so sorry, he's gone" the sonographer said. The pain and heartache can't be described. The shock lived within us for several months as we wanted to know why our baby boy was gone so soon.

Charity To Open UK's First Miscarriage Centre To 'Halve' This Baby Loss By 2030

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

A national baby charity will open the UK's first and only early miscarriage centre in a bid to improve research into what causes this baby loss. To...