Miscarriage

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...

The Radfords: Britain's Biggest Family Have Some Baby News

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

The parents of Britain's biggest family have announced they are expecting their 19th child. Sue Radford, 40, and husband Noel, 45, who rose to fame...

Women Who've Miscarried Reveal Well-Meaning Words Can Hurt

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, yet many women who suffer the loss of an unborn child feel that others don't know what to say to them. ...

Tyson Fury 'Inspired To Victory' After Wife Revealed She Was Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents

Tyson Fury's wife revealed she was pregnant with the couple's third child together the night before Fury won his fight against Wladimir Klitschko. ...

The Fear of Losing Another Baby

Katy Flint | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Flint

I lost a baby. My second pregnancy did not go well and I miscarried at seven weeks. I know that is not as traumatic as some pregnancies that make it further down the line but each loss breaks you.

Boxing Champ Tyson Fury Opts For 20 Hour Journey Home By Car Due To Wife's Pregnancy Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents

The new heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and his wife returned home from Germany via car and ferry because they didn't want to take any risks ove...

Why We Need To Talk About Men After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Parents

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Tommy's, the Baby Charity's Campaign to End the Silence Around Miscarriage #misCOURAGE

Emma Benjamin | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Benjamin

The clinic scanned me weekly and I had to go in for blood tests every two days to monitor my pregnancy levels. It was like living on a knife edge, taking the test in the morning then waiting for a call to say my baby was okay.

Talking About Miscarriage, Breaking the Silence

Rosie Houston | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents
Rosie Houston

As part of the Tommy's #misCOURAGE campaign to encourage people to speak up, I am sharing my experience in the hope that it might make at least one other woman feel less isolated, and to show my support for others who have lost a pregnancy.

Midwife On What Increases And Reduces Risk Of Miscarriage

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents

Suffering a miscarriage can be traumatic and while it can't be prevented, there are things women can do to reduce the risk. Midwife Chantelle Winst...

Dispelling the Myths Around Stillbirth

Elizabeth Hutton | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Hutton

After I lost Toby, I found it hard to get out of bed or take an interest in anything. I could just about get my daughter to nursery but that was about it. I started searching the internet for forums and websites about stillbirth and miscarriage because I couldn't talk to anybody about what I had been through.

Mark Zuckerberg Cradles Wife's Growing Bump In Touching Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents

Mark Zuckerberg has shared a heartwarming photo of him cradling wife Priscilla Chan's bump and it's giving us all the feels. The Facebook CEO, 31,...

Lily Allen's Latest Song Was Written In Honour Of Her Stillborn Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Parents

Lily Allen wrote her latest song, Something's Not Right' in honour of her stillborn son. The singer revealed the touching story behind the track fo...

How to Help Your Friend Through Baby Loss

Aimee Foster | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

Baby Loss Awareness Week took place last week. Sadly, one in four mums will suffer miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss at some stage. I am one of them.

We Need to Open Up About Miscarriage

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Francesca Nand

People rarely talk about the mechanics of miscarriage and in films and on TV you don't get a sense of how physically shocking it can be. After the furious contractions I took a week of waiting to 'pass' the pregnancy sac. A gruesome and painful experience I never wish to repeat.

Should We Discuss Baby Loss With Pregnant Women?

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents
Heidi Eldridge

One of the greatest advantages to not sweeping baby loss under the carpet is to raise awareness among pregnant women in a positive way with what they can do personally to increase their chances of a successful pregnancy:

Heartbeats and Heartache

Sophia Walker | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

Like most of my friends, I waited till my mid thirties to procreate. My body was more than ready, but mentally I was just about there. Whatever medicine, or medics tell us, no woman can put down roots until she is ready. And at 35, I was only just about there, but I also knew the risks that being 'older' would bring with it.

This Is My Truth

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

If you have lost a baby can I encourage you to share your story and speak your truth....Every person who joins us, is publically stating I want to help break the silence and my story matters and my babies life mattered however short it may have been.

Film Shows Couple's Emotional Journey Becoming Parents After Five Miscarriages

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Miscarriages are much more common than most people realise. Among women who know they're pregnant, it's estimated one in six of these pregnancies will...

The Strange New World of 'Miscarriage Cards'

Leanne Bryan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Leanne Bryan

Miscarriage is a personal experience. People share feelings, of course they do, but I don't want an identikit card on my bookcase from my next door neighbour after losing Bella at six months to the next woman from her mum on losing her baby at six weeks.

These Cards Provide Support For People Who Have Lost A Child

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It can be difficult to know what to say to someone who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. Unfortunately, this sometimes means we...

Baby Loss Awareness Week - an Interview With Parents

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Public awareness was something that they felt was so important. The term stillbirth is so loaded and weighty as a phrase, could there be some different terminology? Rob explained that more children die from still birth than cot death, but popular awareness reflects opposite.