Miscarriage

Poppy

Claire Frances | Posted 28.04.2017 | 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 28.04.2017 | 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.

Giovanna Fletcher Opens Up About Having A Miscarriage And Other 'Taboo' Parenting Topics

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents

Giovanna Fletcher candidly opened up about having a miscarriage and why women shouldn’t be ashamed of their post-baby bodies. The 32-year-old, who i...

Mum-To-Be Announces Pregnancy With Poignant Picture After Waiting 953 Days

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

A couple who waited for 953 days to fall pregnant shared the news they were expecting twins with a poignant photo. Lauren Walker, from Texas, US, summ...

Kym Marsh Pays Tribute To Son Archie Eight Years After He Died

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents

‘Coronation Street’ actress Kym Marsh has paid tribute to her son Archie, eight years after he died. The 40-year-old shared a poignant message alo...

Jools Oliver Reveals She Suffered A Miscarriage When Three Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

Jools Oliver has spoken for the first time about about previously suffering a miscarriage. The 42-year-old, who didn’t say how old she was when she ...

Jools Oliver Launches 'My Rainbow Baby' Bodysuit To Support Research Into Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents

Jools Oliver has launched a limited edition baby bodysuit at Mothercare, to help fund much-needed research into baby loss. The 42-year-old, whose ‘L...

An Open Letter To Our First Baby

Lucy Howard | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

Dear Baby, Today could have been your fourth birthday. Today your daddy and I could have been singing Happy Birthday to you. We could have watched you open your presents. Seen you smile as you blew out the candles on your cake.

The Real Reasons We Don't Talk About Baby Loss

Caroline Thain | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents
Caroline Thain

I am glad it still hurts because it should. I am encouraged that we are getting slightly better at talking about babies we have loved and lost. Whether or not we lost a baby in the womb, whether that baby died during pregnancy or after, in childhood or beyond...

Break The Silence Surrounding Miscarriages

Eleanor Blachford | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents
Eleanor Blachford

Recently, Coronation Street ran the heartbreaking story of Steve and Michelle suffering a late miscarriage and losing their baby. It is a devastating experience that I wouldn't wish upon anyone. Unsurprisingly, with it coming into the fore, emotions will be running high for anyone who has experienced any sort of miscarriage.

When Sorry Will Never Be Enough

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

I remember the day we found out we were both pregnant, we began making plans for the future. We soon settled into being the best of pregnancy friends. It was our little secret, a bond between us, as women, as mothers.

Martine McCutcheon Opens Up About Multiple Miscarriages On 'Loose Women'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents

Martine McCutcheon has spoken about how she suffered multiple miscarriages while trying to become a mother. The ‘Loose Women’ panelists were havin...

What My Miscarriage Taught Me

Nicole Davies | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
Nicole Davies

Three whole months went by after the miscarriage and it got harder to deal with the more negative pregnancy tests that I took. Then in the February, I finally tested positive and it was a very mixed-emotion moment for both myself and my fiancé. After having one healthy pregnancy and a baby boy, to having a miscarriage, we couldn't let ourselves get too excited.

This Week, Coronation Street Wasn't Just A Story - It Felt Real

Elizabeth Hutton | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Elizabeth Hutton

Knowing Kym Marsh, who played Michelle, had been through the same thing herself meant you knew the emotions were genuine. I didn't feel I was watching actors on a soap, I felt I was watching the most personal, painful experience of a person's life. And in a way, I was.

The Minefield Of Miscarriage

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

Well you never know what support, or lack of support, will be offered to you. You have no idea whether those around you will say helpful things or hurtful things, so as you are walking on this uncharted and terrifying path you are constantly waiting for a bomb to be detonated.

My Secret Miscarriage

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

So those are my reasons. That is why I didn't tell anyone we had lost our first baby for quite some time, in fact it wasn't until we lost our third baby that we became much more open about our journey to have children.

Kym Marsh Discusses Why The Term 'Late Miscarriage' Angers Her

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh has opened up about why the term “late miscarriage” angers her. The 40-year-old was discussing the terminology around baby loss with neo...

’Coronation Street’ Actor Simon Gregson Reveals He And His Wife Have Lost 11 Babies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents

Simon Gregson has revealed he and his wife have lost 11 babies, after ‘Coronation Street’ aired a ‘late miscarriage’ storyline. The 42-year-ol...