Posts Tagged ‘birth’

Bereavement Cards To Support Other Broken-Hearted Parents

The post brought a proud but bittersweet moment yesterday: first sight of the bereavement cards I helped create with the unit where Hugo was cared for. The bereavement cards I designed for @StGeorgesTrust @FirstTouchNNU arrived today. Proud but bittersweet #HugosLegacy pic.twitter.com/0UXrlrZynl — Leigh Kendall (@leighakendall) September 7, 2015 Returning home the day after Hugo died […] Read more…

Why We Can’t Call Birth ‘Normal’

We’ve had some really insightful discussions about ‘normal’ birth recently. What’s the right word for it? It’s a complex debate! My #MatExp colleague Helen articulated the debate in this brilliant, insightful post yesterday. To sum up the extensive discussions, the post proposed calling birth just that…birth. I thought I’d take a visual approach to explain […] Read more…

Life After…Birth Trauma

Many of you will know the background to my and Hugo’s story. Hugo was born by emergency Caesarean section on February 20, 2014. The circumstances of his birth were hugely traumatic because it was literally a life-and-death situation. The legacy of the trauma of Hugo’s birth has affected me ever since. Flashbacks, a feeling of disconnection, […] Read more…

What I Want The National Maternity Review Team to Know

The National Maternity Review is going to be assessing current maternity services, and consider how services across the country should change to meet the needs of women and babies. My son Hugo was born in February 2014 when I was just 24 weeks’ pregnant because I had the rare, life-threatening pregnancy complications HELLP syndrome and […] Read more…

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