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...

What Should Expectant Women Know During Pregnancy?

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Good antenatal education can empower pregnant women to be confident, calm and clear about what is happening to them when the time comes to meet their new arrival. It should also ensure women have the knowledge they need for a healthy pregnancy to give their baby the best possible chance of arriving safely.

'Britain's Biggest Family' Mother's Stillborn Grave Robbery 'Shock'

Caroline Thain | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

The grieving mother of 'Britain's biggest family' has described her "shock and sadness", after her stillborn baby son's shoes were stolen from his grave. It is the latest cruel blow for the Radfords, from Lancashire, who were made famous by Channel 4 television documentary '16 Kids And Counting'.

They Threw Our Baby in the Bin

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

We wish we had ticked the other box, the box that stated 'yes' we would have our baby back. However, like many parents, we were given minutes to decide, before I was rushed down to theatre. In those few minutes we sat traumatised. We were in shock...

The UK Could Reduce Stillbirth By a Quarter

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Since appearing on GMB, people have asked me "If there's a training programme which saves babies, why isn't it made mandatory? I didn't think stillbirth was preventable". I didn't think stillbirth was preventable either but I also didn't realise how common it was or how the UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world. Until it happened to me.

Why We Need to Raise Awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Chloe Best | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Best

A truly heartbreaking experience, nothing can compare to the loss of a child. Whether through miscarriage, stillbirth or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), infant loss is something that touches an astonishingly high number of families, yet many of us are still unaware of the facts.

Baby Loss Awareness Week 9- 15 October

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Sadly 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth in the UK every DAY, which equates to 6,500 each year.