Archive of ‘Baby loss’ category

Baby Loss Awareness Day: The Last Lullaby

Today is Baby Loss Awareness Day. It’s a strange feeling – it is a day like any other, yet a day so full of poignancy. I talk openly and candidly about baby loss and about my Hugo every day of the year, of course. We broken-hearted mummies and daddies miss our babies – whether they […] Read more…

Standing on the Periphery

I am standing on the periphery. The periphery of the life that should have been mine. The life that should have belonged to Hugo. I am standing on the lip of a chasm. The chasm that my life fell in to. Two years ago this week I discovered I was pregnant. Oh, the joy and […] Read more…

Thoughts About Acceptance

Acceptance is something I have thought about a great deal since Hugo died. It’s a concept I have only recently stopped raging against. Acceptance is often identified as the ‘final stage’ of grief in the well-intentioned Kubler Ross model. I thought ‘acceptance’ meant acknowledging that what happened to me, to Hugo, to my family was ok. […] Read more…

Supernova

At first – You were a twinkle in my and your daddy’s eyes. When we saw the two blue lines – You were a joy we loved and treasured from the very beginning. When you were in my belly – You would kick me as I sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Then you were born – You […] Read more…

My #MatExp Action – Bereavement Support for Parents

STOP PRESS! If you are on Twitter, please join #PNDHour on Wednesday June 3 between 8pm and 9pm. I will be co-hosting a chat about baby loss support. All welcome. Hugo’s Legacy focuses on improving information and communication, especially for parents who have lost a baby. #MatExp is a powerful grassroots campaign that aims to identify and share […] Read more…

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