Posts Tagged ‘baby loss’

Awesomeness Challenge: An Update

The Awesomeness Challenge is less than four weeks away already! Blimey! To recap, I am doing a fitness challenge on 20 February to celebrate Hugo’s third birthday, and the third anniversary of the day I could have died. The idea behind it is to celebrate life, raise awareness of HELLP syndrome and premature babies, and […] Read more…

Reflecting on 2016: Did I Blossom?

It seems like only five minutes ago that I was creating my Stellar story and publishing my post about why I had chosen ‘Blossom’ as my word for 2016. I had procrastinated about writing this post. I wasn’t sure if I could be bothered: I wanted to look towards the future, to leave the sorrows […] Read more…

Reflections on Baby Loss Awareness Week

Today marks the final day of the 2016 Baby Loss Awareness Week. It has been an emotionally gruelling, yet very positive week. The pinnacle of the week for me was the invitation to reception of the the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss, as the guest of Bliss Chief Executive Caroline Davey. The Group’s […] Read more…

Why Baby Loss Awareness Week Matters

Today marks the start of the 2016 baby loss awareness week. With awareness events for pretty much everything these days, it is easy to get a bit of ‘awareness fatigue’, and you might wonder why it is needed. This video that I posted on Facebook Live this morning explains why baby loss awareness week is […] Read more…

Stories That Dismay As Well As Inspire

At yesterday’s Women’s Voices conference among the many interesting speakers there was one phrase in particular that stood out. Stories that dismay as well as inspire. This quote is by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, from her book with a title that will no doubt be familiar: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History. During the Q&A I […] 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…

A Silver Star

Once You were but a twinkle in our eye.   During You brought a sparkle to our lives.   Then You shone brightly out towards the world.   After You joined the stars in the sky.   Now When I look at the stars I see you shining, still.   Always You are with me, […] Read more…

Proud to be Shortlisted for the Tommy’s Mum’s Voice Award

I’m very proud and delighted to have reached the shortlist of the Tommy’s Mum’s Voice Award, sponsored by Seraphine. The award “celebrates a mum who has spoken out about her own experience and given hope to others.” It is in recognition for the work I do in Hugo’s memory – raising awareness of HELLP syndrome, […] Read more…

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