I have found reading about other people’s similar experiences to be a huge comfort. It can be reassuring to know you are not alone.
A Male Perspective
It’s rare to get a male perspective on these issues.
My partner Martin, Hugo’s daddy has written about having a baby on a neonatal unit, and grief on his blog.
Ben Brooks-Dutton talks openly about the death of his wife in Life as a Widower.
The Loss of a Baby or Child
Stacey delivered her baby girl Delilah at just 25 weeks due to preeclampsia. Delilah sadly died aged three days. Stacey blogs about her story and she has also set up an organisation, The Tangerine Owl Project, to support Neonatal Units near her home in Chicago.
Chasing Dragonflies tracks the journey of this mother’s grief following the sudden death of her 12 year old daughter, Abi, from a brain haemorrhage.
Jennie Edspire’s baby girl, Matilda Mae, died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of nine months. She’s been tirelessly raising awareness and funds for the Lullaby Trust through her blog, Edspire.
In Expecting the Unexpected, Meghan talks about life after her daughter Mabel, who died a few hours after her birth. Mabel had Down’s Syndrome, and a rare kidney defect.
Liz’s son Owen was diagnosed with short rib polydactyly syndrome early in her pregnancy. Sadly Owen died shortly after birth. Liz talks about her journey in her blog, Pleromama.
Jasmine lost her son Kevin who was born very prematurely due to HELLP syndrome. Her blog Journey in the Woods follows her progress.
Lisa and Russell set up Frankie’s Legacy in memory of their son who was born sleeping.
The Neonatal Experience
Kylie gave birth to her son Joseph at 26 weeks due to preeclampsia. Joseph is now a thriving five-year-old. Her blog, Not Even a Bag of Sugar, details their story.
The Smallest Things is campaigning for babies born too soon.
DIY Nige talks about his twin daughters’ time in the NICU.
Postnatal Mental Health
Beth Bone suffered from severe postnatal depression following the birth of her son. She writes about her recovery in her blog.
Kathryn experienced postpartum psychosis following the birth of her son. Bumps and Grind follows her story.
Rosey blogs about pre- and postnatal depression at PND and Me. She has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and has created the #PNDChat on Twitter to create a community for fellow sufferers.
Other blogs I love
These are blogs I love reading regularly – they have interesting content about all sorts of subjects:
23 Week Socks
Adventures of a Potty Mouthed Mummy
Mum Turned Mom
Pouting in Heels
Running in Lavender
Single Mother Ahoy
Slouching Towards Thatcham
You Baby Me Mummy