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.

The Reality Behind 'Hollyoaks' Stillbirth Storyline

Claire Copland | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Copland

I'm too sensitive, it's true - losing my son left me raw to the world. Pick the scab and I still bleed. Watching my reality played out by actors does pick that scab. Even if I know it's in the name of raising awareness.

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 Hollyoaks Adapted Stillbirth Storyline After Conversations With Count The Kicks CEO

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Parents

Hollyoaks scriptwriters were persuaded to alter an upcoming stillbirth storyline after consulting with charity Count The Kicks. It was recently rev...

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.

7 Families Open Up About The Long-Term Heartbreak Of Stillbirth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Parents

Seven families have spoken out about the long-term heartbreak of stillbirth. The families, who were filmed over three years, have shared their sto...

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:

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.

Rakhee Thakrar On Eastenders Stillbirth Storyline: 'There's No Instruction Book On How To Deal With Grief'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents

Eastenders actress Rakhee Thakrar has spoken out about the dramatic storylines that will soon see her character Shabnam Masood launching a custody bat...

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.

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.

Mum Urges Others To Be More Aware Of 'Biggest Cause Of Stillbirth'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum wants other women to be aware of one of the biggest causes of stillbirth after being unaware what her symptoms during pregnancy were telling her...

Photo Of Mums With Rainbow Babies Prompts Emotional Conversation About Baby Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

A moving photograph of seven mums celebrating their "rainbow babies" has encouraged thousands of women to share their own stories of miscarriage and b...

Meet The Same-Sex Couple Who Tried For 8 Years For Their Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents

For same-sex couples, the decision to start a family comes with a series of hurdles. It marks the beginning of difficult process of navigating fertili...

Eastenders Actress Creates Emotional Hashtag #SayTheirName For Stillborn Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Parents

On Tuesday night's Eastenders episode (1 September), characters Shabnam and Kush said goodbye to their baby in an emotional scene that was praised by ...

What Causes Stillbirth And How Can You Support Someone Who's Had One?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week, Eastenders was praised for its sensitive scenes of stillbirth as characters Shabnam and Kush said goodbye to their baby. The sce...

My Story

Sharon Parr | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents
Sharon Parr

Later we returned home. Instead of carrying my new born child I carried a yellow folder. Inside was the information we would need to help get us through the next few weeks. How to organise a funeral, register a death, counselling services and Sands.

Why I Hope 'EastEnders' Stillbirth Storyline Helps Break the Taboo of Babyloss

Leigh Kendall | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

We need to break the taboo - and the only way to break a taboo is by talking about any 'challenging issue' openly. We need bereaved parents to feel able to talk openly about their babies if they so wish.

Emotional Video Tribute To Baby Who Died In The Womb

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

A couple have released a moving video as a tribute to their baby, Willa Rose, who died in the womb at 34 weeks. Willa Rose's mother, Sara Brawner, ...

Lets Get Our Priorities Straight

Libby Martin | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Libby Martin

I'd like to think that I won't let my previous experiences taint my decision- last time, my birth plan was to do everything as naturally as possible and I loved the excitement of not knowing when labour would start- but I will definitely be opting for early induction next time because I'm terrified.

What They Don't Tell You

Libby Martin | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents
Libby Martin

They tell you you're going to go to hospital and they'll be able to sort you out there. They don't tell you that it's almost certain that your baby has passed away and that there will be nothing anyone can do.

Holly Willoughby Helped Save Our Babies' Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Two mums have thanked Holly Willoughby for helping to save their babies' lives after she urged pregnant women to "count the kicks" on an episode of Su...

Creating Precious Memories: The Importance of Baby Bereavement Photography

Leigh Kendall | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

Our photos show Hugo's personality - lying back with his legs dangling over his nest, throwing his arms around, playing with the wires, or comfily lying in his favourite position on his tummy. Our videos show him boogying to my singing, and opening his eyes to peek out on the world.

One Stocking Missing

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

Children have always been the centre of Christmas and when you are longing for a child, Christmas can be one of the most heart breaking times of the year. Imagine this... A 9-month walk of hope and longing. At the end of the journey an empty crib.

Lily Praises 'Loving Partner' For Supporting Her Through Stillbirth Trauma

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lily Allen has opened up about her traumatic stillbirth experience, and the support she received from her husband, Sam Cooper. In a new interview o...