Stillbirth

Baby Loss: Why We Are Fundraising For Tommy's

Phil Whyman | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Whyman

The elation of finding out that you are going to be welcoming a child in to the world in just nine short months. The thrills of watching your little one grow, attend nursery, school and university, get married, and have children of their own. So many dreams are about to be fulfilled. And life looks good.

Grenfell Tower Survivors Share Heartache Of Losing Unborn Baby At 7 Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Parents

A couple who escaped the Grenfell tower fire have revealed they lost their unborn baby, two months before he was due to be born. Marcio Gomes and his ...

Kym Marsh Credits Daughter Polly For Helping Her Get Through Loss Of Son Archie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh credits her six-year-old daughter Polly for helping her get through the loss of her son, eight years ago. Marsh’s son Archie was born 19 ...

'Dangerous' Home Dopplers Should Be Banned

Elizabeth Hutton | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Hutton

Midwives, Doctors, healthcare professionals, and maybe most significantly, bereaved mothers are mainly in favour of the ban. Mums who use them are against the ban and think I am being a killjoy. I completely get the appeal of home dopplers, if they had been around when I was pregnant I probably would have bought one. But that was before I was aware of all the risks they pose.

Mothercare Announces They Will Discontinue Sale Of Home Dopplers Once Stock Runs Out

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents

Mothercare has announced they will discontinue the sale of home dopplers once their existing stocks run out. The news comes after UK stillbirth and p...

These 15 Babygros Represent The Heartbreaking Reality Of Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

A charity has created a poignant visual reminder of how many babies die each day in the UK, to raise awareness of the prevalence of baby loss. Stillbi...

Jeff Brazier On Having Empathy For The Complex Grief Of Parents Who Have Lost A Baby During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier has spoken candidly about how his perception of miscarriage, stillbirth, and grieving for unborn children, has changed during his journey...

Mum Shares Heartbreaking Photos Of Stillborn Son Who Didn't Survive Car Accident

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared heartbreaking photos of her baby who was stillborn after she was involved in a car accident while six months’ pregnant. Emma Fairba...

Mum Who Lost Baby At 38 Weeks Tells Pregnant Women: 'Trust Your Maternal Instincts'

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who lost her baby at 38 weeks is encouraging other mums-to-be to trust maternal instincts. Georgia Boyton, 20, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, first...

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.

Dad Shares Photo And Touching Tribute To Daughter Born At 18 Weeks Who Lived For 15 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: Readers may find the images in this article upsetting. A dad has shared a photo of himself cradling his daughter who was born at 18 weeks a...

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.

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.

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 ...

Many Bereaved Parents Will Never Know Why Their Baby Was Stillborn

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

The majority of bereaved parents will never get an answer as to why their baby was stillborn, a study has revealed. The research, carried out by Great...

NHS Maternity Wards To Be Rated To Improve Care For Mums And Babies

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Parents

Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to improve the safety of maternity care in the NHS, with the aim halving stillbirths and neonatal deaths by 2030. NHS ...

Why Baby Loss Awareness Week Is So Important To Me

Louise Hopkinson | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Parents
Louise Hopkinson

I am mother to Bethany and Courtney 16, Megan 12, Grace 9, Connie 6 and Archie who was stillborn in 2009. I was 35 weeks pregnant and I suffered a concealed abruption, which meant that I bled internally. I was rushed down for a caesarean and when I came round they said that he'd not made it - he'd passed away.

Living For Eddie - A Bereaved Dad's Story

Chris Reid | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Parents
Chris Reid

Grief is an individual journey. It is for Jen and it is for me, even though our journeys are so closely entwined. But with the support of our wonderful family and friends, as well as our simply amazing bereavement counsellor we took tentative steps each day.

Mum Of Stillborn Son Pumped 2,000 Ounces Of Breast Milk For Other Babies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who had a stillborn son decided to donate her breast milk to help other babies. Wendy Cruz-Chan, from New York, US, donated more than 2,000 ...

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.

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 (...

Surviving the Loss of a Child

Jennifer Reid | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Parents
Jennifer Reid

thriving families.jpg The pain of losing Eddie will always be with us. I don't believe grief every goes away, it just changes shape over time. We will always work tirelessly on Teddy's Wish to keep our promise to Eddie. He may not be here but he is here in spirit and I will always be a parent to both of my boys..

Can I Call Myself a Mother?

Sharon Schurder | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Parents
Sharon Schurder

How many children do I have? Zero? But that's not the full truth. And denying her existence would not be fair to her memory. We do not live in the yesteryear where such events were kept hidden and the parents were expected to forget immediately. But how do I keep her memory alive without dragging others down with sadness?