Miscarriage

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...

Mum Shares Struggles Of What It's Like To Be Pregnant After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has opened up about the struggles she faces being pregnant, having previously lost two babies. Allie Boss, from Utah, US, made the decision to a...

Kym Marsh Discusses Heartbreak Over Filming 'Coronation Street' Baby Loss Storyline

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh has discussed the difficulties she faced when filming her ‘Coronation Street’ late miscarriage storyline, seven years after the death of...

Miscarriage Envy

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents
Cookie Kibbles

You might even get to the point of already having an early scan, have seen its little heart beating and tiny, still forming legs and arms beginning to wave and kick around and then you get the wow moment and everything seems really real and it's your baby already. And then you start thinking about names, and if this one will have your Granddad's eyes too, and how many people will be annoyed if it's a girl and you name it after your cousin who everyone thinks is odd. And if you have an older child as I did, you automatically think of this new baby as an extension of them and get excited about how similar or different they will be.

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 ...