Miscarriage

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 ...

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...