Archive of ‘Hugo’s Legacy’ category

So That Other Doctors May Learn

Yesterday I arrived home from work to a response to my complaint about the appointment with a fertility consultant back in January. Now, I am fully aware from my years of experience working in the NHS that written responses can lack a human touch. Even so, this response takes the biscuit by refuting our version […] Read more…

I Break Down…and I Pick Myself Up Again

I was broken. My heart was broken, shattered, devastated. My baby boy, gone. I picked myself up. I worked. I created Hugo’s legacy. I picked myself up. Again and again and again. Dusted myself off and kept going, despite the battles, the challenges, the lack of proper support. Fought through the loneliness, the despair, the […] Read more…

The Week That Was: April 3, 2016

NCT Filming After Hugo died, I felt utterly and completely alone. I was struggling to come to terms not only with the loss of my much-wanted son who I love with all my heart, but with the traumatic end of my pregnancy, and a life-threatening illness I had never heard of before, too. I desperately […] Read more…

The Week That Was: March 7, 2016

Hello! I hope you have had a good week. I’m a day late with my weekly round-up because I wanted to dedicate yesterday to this post about pregnant asylum seekers. Please do take a moment to watch the video that’s in the post, and sign the petition. Mother’s Day Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and while […] Read more…

Mother’s Day as an Empty-Armed Mother

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend. It will be my third in my two years as a mother. My first, in 2014, came just three days after Hugo died. On that first Mother’s Day I took to my bed. Neither Martin or I left the house, and I avoided social media. I knew seeing happy families […] Read more…

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